Generosity Changes Everything

fundraising Nov 09, 2018

Heather Tuininga speaks on the joy of generosity: 



Heather Tuininga enjoys working with people, families, and organizations to strategically align their giving and activities to achieve the impact and outcomes they envision.

For the past seventeen years, Heather has helped people and organizations flourish financially. Her roles have included philanthropic advisor to many families, executive director of a private family foundation, program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and fiscal analyst for the Washington state legislature. A native of Washington state, Heather holds a masters degree in Public Policy from Duke University and a BA in Political Science and Economics from Central Washington University, where she was a Presidential Scholar.

Heather is committed to strategic philanthropy and helping people “move the needle” on issues they care about while experiencing the joy of giving. In addition, she loves the challenge of translating complex financial situations into individually tailored plans that are realistic and easy to follow.

Heather demonstrates her passion for good stewardship and generosity by providing volunteer financial coaching for families in need and teaching seminars on generosity and handling finances in a healthy manner. She serves on the finance committee at her church and on the boards of African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries and the National Christian Foundation – Seattle.

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