CFRE, Instructor, University of Washington Continuum College
Maya Hemachandra (she/her) has made it her life’s work to create champions for social change. Her approach blends philanthropy, strategy, and empathy to engage individuals and organizations in addressing poverty and oppression in the Pacific Northwest. Maya helps train future nonprofit leaders through the University of Washington’s Certificate in Fundraising Management and Certificate in Nonprofit Management programs. Her career in the social sector has served our region for over 20 years, supporting such agencies as Solid Ground, United Way of Snohomish County, Women’s Funding Alliance, Seattle Goodwill, and Girl Scouts of Western Washington, where she is a long-serving troop volunteer. She holds an MPA from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation.
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