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Issaquah Schools Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Issaquah Schools Foundation

The Issaquah Schools Foundation is pleased to announce that Liz Swanson has been named executive Director.  Liz comes to the Issaquah Schools Foundation with over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector including executive and board leadership, fundraising, planning, stakeholder relations and operations. Liz most currently was the Executive Director of the Eastside Friends of Seniors and previously held leadership roles with Ardent Consulting, The American Cancer Society, UW-Bothell, Seattle Children’s Museum, Kansas University Endowment Association, Medical Foundation of the UNC-Chapel Hill and Ohio State University.

“We believe Liz will be a strong addition to the Issaquah Schools Foundation and will help us to continue to ensure that all students in Issaquah achieve the promise of their potential for many years to come!”
– Matt Coyne, Foundation Board Chair

Liz has been an active community leader on the eastside for many years, which include board and volunteer roles with 501 Commons Executive Corp, Rotary Club of Bellevue, Eastside Baby Corner, AFP-Eastside Chapter and The Moyer Foundation. Liz holds a Bachelors of Science in Management and Marketing from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and is a graduate of Leadership Eastside. Liz is also a published author having written several pieces on leadership transition and non-profit board success.  Liz resides in Sammamish with her husband and children and has been a parent in the district for over 16 years.  Her son is currently at WSU and is a graduate of Skyline High School, and her daughter is currently at Skyline High School.

The Issaquah Schools Foundation works in partnership with the Issaquah Schools District, to drive resources to help students reach the promise of their potential. As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary we are looking forward to creating limitless opportunities that inspire our students on their personal path to success. The Foundation is a connector, transforming the passion of parents, businesses and community members into investments that help our students succeed and make Issaquah schools among the best in the state.


About the Issaquah Schools Foundation:

Established in 1987, the Issaquah Schools Foundation (an independent 501(c)3 organization) has raised more than $12 million in private fundraising dollars to support the students and educators of the Issaquah School District. The Foundation’s mission is to drive resources to help all students achieve the promise of their potential. To donate, volunteer or learn more about the Issaquah Schools Foundation, please visit www.isfdn.org or contact the office at 425-391-8557.

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