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Elaine Chu

Seattle Foundation
Philanthropic Advisor
Elaine advises families and individuals on achieving their philanthropic goals by providing strategic consulting that enhances their giving and community impact.

Elaine has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, with a particular focus in youth development and education. She brings strong experience in relationship building and development and leadership positions at Casey Family Programs, YouthCare and Seattle Housing Authority.

Elaine earned her Bachelor of Arts in business and political science, and her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington. Her volunteer commitments include the executive leadership committee for Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) and Techbridge Girls. She was awarded the National Women's Political Caucus Heroine Award and Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation's Community Award.