As the Executive Director for Lake Washington Schools Foundation, Katy Philips is responsible for the planning, organization, and overall direction of the Foundation’s programs and operations.
Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Katy Philips has demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to supporting children and education, including working with homeless youth, inner-city preschools, Seattle Children’s Hospital, unaccompanied minors going through the asylum process, and more than a decade as a PTSA volunteer and leader in the Bellevue School District.
Katy remarks, “Even before I had kids of my own, I have always been drawn to opportunities to advocate for and support children. They are society’s most precious asset and our key to a brighter future.”
Maya Vidich is the Operations Manager for Lake Washington Schools Foundation and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, including bookkeeping, maintaining operational integrity of accounts, and administering donations into Foundation databases.
Maya’s professional background includes having worked in the Consulting field in Washington DC and San Francisco. She holds a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from American University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from San Francisco State University.
Maya has two teenage children attending schools in the Lake Washington School District and in her spare time enjoys travel, yoga, cooking and reading.
Jamie Holland is the Development Officer for Lake Washington Schools Foundation. She helps LWSF generate funding to fulfill its mission by nurturing relationships with individuals, corporations, and foundations. A graduate of Scripps College in Claremont, California, Jamie has twenty years of experience working and volunteering with a wide range of nonprofits.
Jamie is a founding director of Bigfoot BMX, a nonprofit organization operating a bicycle motocross track at McCollum Park in Snohomish County. She enjoys playing volleyball in a women’s league and birdwatching with her family. A published novelist, Jamie loves using her writing skills to share the stories of LWSF.
Communication and Program Coordinator
As the Communications and Programs Coordinator for the Foundation, Bonnie Leung is responsible for developing and overseeing written and visual communications to convey LWSF initiatives, programs and accomplishments. She also provides support to our program staff with event coordination and promotion. With a background in human resource management, Bonnie has spent recent years volunteering in various education and arts non-profits.
As the Development Assistant at Lake Washington Schools Foundation, Irina Czyzewski is responsible for supporting strategic fundraising and public outreach efforts of the Foundation by managing the donor database, cultivating donor relationships, identifying focused donor groups for targeted outreach, as well as providing support at LWSF events.
Irina’s professional background includes work in the higher education’s financial aid industry, business analysis, as well as almost a decade of a variety of volunteer positions within the local PTSAs, including the roles of the Treasurer, President, Vice President, and various program chairs. Irina holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Idaho and an MBA and the Master of Arts in Teaching degrees from Jacksonville University in Florida.