Luke Tufts


Born and raised in Yakima, Luke came to Seattle to attend the University of Washington and never left.  After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics, he worked for the finance and cash management division of Nordstrom, then in the finance office for the Daybreak Star Cultural Center for the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation and other small non-profit organizations.

Luke is excited to bring his knowledge and experiences to Philanthropy Northwest’s finance team and learning network. When he is not at work, he spends his time at his community garden. If he can get out of town, he enjoys hiking, fishing, and looking for fossils on the Washington peninsula, Oregon coast and eastern Montana.  In 2016, he helped discover the Tufts-Love Rex, a Tyrannosaurus rex skull that will be displayed in the new Burke Museum when it opens in 2019.

Luke Tufts's blog posts

December 1, 2016

As the newest member of Philanthropy Northwest's team, I thought I would introduce myself by sharing my experiences with our region, the nonprofit sector, Native communities — and a good story about a dinosaur. (Wait for it.) more »