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WNPF Staff


Director of Events and Communications, Kathleen Dowd-Gailey 

Kathleen oversees the Fund's Spring Dinner and Auction, Fireside Circles in each park in the Spring and Fall, RAMROD (Ride Around Mount Rainier in a Day), fundraising climbs, and donors/friends hikes in the parks.  She coordinates our communications program including our e-newsletters, brochures and posters for park and corporate displays.  We rely on Kathleen for her insights and expertise.  That plus she's just plain nice to work with.

Click here to contact Kathleen via email.

 

Donor Services Coordinator, Nicky Ducommun

Nicky manages a LOT for Washington's National Park Fund.  As gifts come in, she makes sure donors are thanked in a timely manner.  She oversees our donor database which is a never-ending process.  She helps our bookkeeper who manages the books and reconciles on a regular basis.  In concert with Kathleen and Laurie, she helps keep things running smoothly and efficiently. And did we mention that Nicky's a stickler for details? Yep, she is.  EVERY good nonprofit needs people like her.

We're fortunate she's chosen to assist Washington State's three largest National Parks!

Click here to contact Nicky via email.

 

 

Executive Director, Laurie Ward

Laurie Ward serves as Executive Director of Washington's National Park Fund.  She oversees operations and works hard to maintain strong donor relations, keep up-to-date regarding the Parks' most pressing needs, and remain fiscally responsible AND transparent.  

Today, she works closely with the Board of Directors and Park Superintendents.  She also works with donors who are planning to make major gifts to Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks.  When it comes to including a Park THROUGH Washington's National Park Fund in one's will/estate plans, she listens closely and honors donors wishes.  Regardless of the size of the estate gift, she ensures donors are respected and attended to with respect.

Click here to contact Laurie via email.