Megan joined the Westby team in October, 2015 as an associate well suited to provide holistic support to capital and capacity building campaigns. She has a unique set of skills which allows her to read people and understand their needs on a day-to-day, human level while keeping in mind the bigger, more strategic picture. She is a visionary who considers grant writing an art and relishes in the challenge of developing new initiatives and reviving old ones. Megan gains energy from helping organizations realize their highest potential and connecting their mission to local philanthropy.
Megan has spent the last eight years devoted to fundraising and resource development in the Pacific Northwest focusing much of her time on grant writing, marketing, and major donor cultivation. Megan uses her talents to grow organizations such as Second Step Housing where she secured funding for a new, innovative transitional housing program for women exiting the prison system, YWCA Clark County where she developed a yearly grants strategy, and most recently, Clark County Food Bank where she lead the efforts to complete a $1.1M capital campaign.
Megan graduated from Washington State University Vancouver in 2007 with a degree in Humanities and a professional writing certificate