Karen Schrantz provides leadership as the Executive Director of Safe Crossings Foundation. Drawing on expertise from professional experience in both the private and public sector as a mediator, facilitator, educator, and executive director, Karen unites vision, energy and enthusiasm to her pursuit of bringing partners together to advance Safe Crossings Foundation’s mission. She received her BA in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton, her teaching degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Texas, her Master of Public Administration degree from the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, and a specialty certificate from the UW’s Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute.
Marketing & Events Manager
Anne Thai wears many hats at Safe Crossings Foundation with years of experience in event planning and operations, volunteer management, and communications. In her previous volunteer work at the Center of Philosophy for Children, she found a passion for empowering young people to trust in their own thoughts, and to ask and wonder about the big questions of life. As part of the Safe Crossings Foundation team, Anne hopes to utilize her many skills to ensure as many grieving children as possible have access to a safe space where they may process, explore, and understand their loss. Anne holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Washington – Seattle, and Certified Nonprofit Professional credential from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.
Anne Aumell joyfully serves as the Development Director of Safe Crossings Foundation. During her career, Anne has engaged donors and community members in the missions of several Seattle organizations, including UW Medicine, PATH, FaithTrust Institute, and Earth Ministry. She brings expertise in fundraising and nonprofit management to Safe Crossings Foundation, and a passion to sit knee-to-knee with people as they discern the impact of their philanthropy. Anne earned her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Washington and holds an M.A. in pastoral studies from the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University.
Safe Crossings Foundation is looking for a Communications and Development Coordinator to join our team.
The Communications and Development Coordinator assists the Executive Director and Development staff in day-to-day operations related to raising funds to support services to grieving children and their families. Attention to detail and sensitivity to confidential and delicate matters is required. This position can be full time or part time, dependent on candidate qualifications and schedule This is a hybrid position; the selected candidate will be required to work in-person for events and some office work.
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