Dawn brings over 20 years of expertise across the policy, corporate and philanthropic sectors. At The Giving Practice (TGP), Dawn focuses on a wide range of strategic advisory work including strategy development and refreshing business model development, sustainability planning, strategic human capital development and supportive facilitation work.

Prior to joining TGP, Dawn was chief of staff in the U.S. Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she helped develop education strategies and led critical implementation initiatives. Dawn also served as chief of staff to Goldman Sachs’ president and COO and helped build a Goldman Sachs capital markets public policy group. 

Dawn received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin. She moved to the Pacific Northwest to put her skills to work making a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable people and communities. She’s loved every minute of her time here, rain or shine.

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