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United States Program


Our United States Program leadership team oversees the foundation's work on education, libraries and access to the Internet, and emergency relief in the U.S. as well as community grants and local efforts in the Pacific Northwest. You can learn more about the Advisory Panel.

Allan Golston


Allan C. Golston leads the foundation’s efforts to advance student achievement for all young people in the United States.

David Bley


David Bley leads efforts to expand quality pre-K as well as the education, homelessness, and community work in our home state of Washington.

Daniel Greenstein


Dr. Daniel Greenstein oversees work to substantially increase the number of students that acquire a postsecondary degree.

Robert L. Hughes


Robert L. Hughes, director of K-12 Education in the United States Program, oversees the work to ensure that we prepare all students for success in college and career.

Tracia Luh

Program Chief Financial Officer

Tracia Luh, program chief financial officer, leads the team that provides financial and strategic planning and analytical support across the foundation's work in education.

Jill Nishi


Jill Nishi oversees Special Initiative grant making and manages the overall operations for our United States Program.

United States Program Advisory Panel

Our United States Program Advisory Panel is comprised of a group of esteemed experts from outside of the foundation who offer a wide range of experiences and perspectives. This panel plays an important role in strengthening our work by offering independent assessments of our strategies and helping us evaluate results.

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