Taylor Coats, Membership & Programs Associate, Philanthropy Northwest
A newcomer to the Seattle area, Taylor Coats comes to us from the Bay Area after relocating to pursue a master’s degree in nonprofit leadership from Seattle University. Since receiving her bachelor’s degree in political science from Howard University, she has dedicated her educational and professional careers to the service of community organizations spanning several focuses, including LGBTQ2IA+ rights, racial equity and the closure of the opportunity gap. Most recently, she served as an outreach engagement specialist for Our Family Coalition, a San Francisco-based queer family resource center. As Philanthropy Northwest’s Program and Membership Associate, Taylor enjoys learning and contributing to the wonderful work towards equity and access happening within philanthropy here in the Pacific Northwest. She looks forward to opportunities to engage with our members, region and community. Taylor is energized by community organizing and empowerment work in support of marginalized peoples. Outside of work she enjoys reading, baking and collecting art. Taylor lives in Seattle with her partner, Autumn, and fur-baby, Eloise Fitzgerald (Ellie for short).