Dionne Foster

Dionne (she/her) brings a wealth of experience in strategy development, public policy research, social movement funding and advocacy to her work as Executive Director at Progress Alliance. Dionne has worked as a grassroots organizer, Mayoral policy advisor, researcher and funder on issues as diverse as climate justice, youth employment and legal protection for diverse gender identities. The common thread of her career has been organizing people, information and resources to advance progressive policy and racial equity. Before joining Progress Alliance, Dionne was a Senior Program Officer at Seattle Foundation where she aligned resources strategically in support of policy and systems change by and for low income communities and communities of color. Dionne was raised in Virginia and is a graduate of George Mason University and the University of Washington. When she’s not working, she loves to rock climb, read and adventure with her kiddo. Dionne joined Progress Alliance in January 2021.

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