Meet the Staff

Katy Philips

Katy Philips

Executive Director
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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

Maya Vidich

Operations Manager
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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

Jamie Holland

Grantwriter
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Jamie Holland is a Grant Writer for Lake Washington Schools Foundation and is responsible for the research, crafting and submission of proposals that help LWSF receive grants to fund its important work. A graduate of Scripps College in Claremont, California, Jamie has twenty years of experience working and volunteering with a wide range of nonprofits. 

Jamie enjoys fostering companion animals for Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville, playing volleyball, and birdwatching with her family. With two published novels to her name, Jamie loves using her writing skills to share the stories of LWSF. 

Darlena Fritzler

Development Associate
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Darlena Fritzler joined LWSF from Alaska as our Development Associate, bringing over 15 years of non-profit fundraising, community impact, and marketing experience. While working in Alaska Darlena was instrumental in launching numerous statewide media campaigns and worked on many grass roots initiatives. Darlena has been a member and chaired several community coalitions throughout the state of Alaska. She believes strongly in the common good and is deeply passionate about social justice.  

Darlena’s role with LWSF will be to create and maintain relationships with the community while raising awareness of the services offered by Lake Washington Foundation. 

Bonnie Leung

Communications and Program Coordinator
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As the Communications and Programs Coordinator for the Foundation, Bonnie Leung is responsible for creating and disseminating 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 graphically designing digital and print materials for local schools and PTAs. 

Music was Bonnie’s first love, and you can often find her playing the piano or violin, and singing with Columbia Choirs of Metropolitan Seattle.

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