Whitney is the Grants & Operations Manager for the Campion Advocacy Fund and Campion Foundation, spearheading every aspect of our grantmaking processes. Whitney is a talented expert in interpersonal communications, and loves building connections between Campion and grantees that help all parties truly meet the goals of their missions. To that end, she develops deep relationships with grantees to ensure highly effective partnerships and efficient communications. She also works with the operations team on internal capacity building, helping streamline processes to lift the Campion staff and organization to be a more nimble and collaborative team.
Before joining the Campion team, Whitney enjoyed a long grantmaking and administrative management career, most recently with the Seattle-based Loom Foundation, a family foundation that gave at the intersection of climate and equity. Whitney had a wide portfolio at Loom, responsible for grantmaking, property management, and numerous special projects, including conducting extensive interviews with homelessness advocates and service providers to target funding areas to serve homeless individuals with mental illnesses.
Prior to Loom, Whitney enjoyed varied roles that included being the office manager for both an economic consulting firm and the New York office of an international music management firm, where she was proud to be thanked in the liner notes for Elton John and Leon Russell’s 2010 album “The Union.”
Whitney was born and raised in Seattle, spending most of her childhood living on a sailboat in Shilshole Bay Marina. She earned her B.A. in English with a concentration in Theatre from McGill University, and now lives in Columbia City with her husband Jared and daughter Mona.