Gillia Bakie
Washington State Charter School Association  


A native North westerner, Gillia is passionate about making the world a more vibrant and just place. Gillia graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in anthropology, after which she followed an interest in finance at Citi Smith Barney working exclusively with high-net-worth individuals. For three years, she taught English overseas in Naples, Italy (while also completing a master's degree and working with the International and American Red Cross). These experiences provided her with strong skills in leadership and organizational dynamics, which she puts to work every day building fundraising success as Director of Development at the Washington State Charter Schools Association. Her favorite part of fundraising is working with funders – both institutional and individual – to create real impact in our society. She also loves developing new programs alongside program staff, especially building logic models and using program and organizational data to drive new work and funding.  

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