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Holly Powers

Senior Program Officer

Holly Powers is a Senior Program Officer at The Russell Family Foundation, where she is responsible for the Foundation’s Pierce County-based grantmaking in college access and persistence and youth/young adult homelessness. Holly also directs communications efforts for the foundation and contributes to strategic direction setting as a senior member of the foundation team. She has been recognized by the Center for Whole Communities as a “Leader Reimagining Conservation”, by South Sound Business as a “40 under 40” exemplary business professional, as a NW Area “Partner of the Year” by the Washington State Conservation Commission, as an international Rotary scholar, and she completed a national fellowship program “2042 Today” which trains environmental leaders to engage communities in a rapidly changing American society. Holly holds a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Washington and focused her thesis on women’s roles in the environmental justice movement. Holly has volunteered for multiple nonprofit boards and committees in both Tacoma and Seattle including service with the Tacoma Rainbow Center for nearly a decade. Holly resides in Tacoma with her husband and two young children.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

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