Laurie B. Ward
Chief Executive Officer
Washington’s National Park Fund
Steering Committee Member
Company Name: Washington’s National Park Fund
Location: Seattle, WA
Full-Time Employees: 4
Products: We raise millions for Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks.
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Claim to Fame: 1) Contributing more than $5.3 million to Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks over the past several years for the parks’ top priorities. 2) Receiving our first million-dollar gift.
The best thing about working at Washington’s National Park Fund is: Knowing that everything we do every day has a very positive, very real impact on Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks and the good people – both employees AND volunteers – who serve. Contributions enhance volunteer programs, trails, campgrounds, night sky programs, search and rescue, historical structures, science and research, critter restoration, youth and family programs, and much more.
When we’re not working, we’re: Hiking, climbing, camping and volunteering in the places we love most here in Washington State.
What we’re reading: The Golden Spruce, High Country News, Outside, REI’s The Path Ahead, Nature Poem, The Road to Paradise
What we’re listening to: Smooth Jazz, Seattle independents, random podcasts
If they made a movie about our workplace, it would be called: Pay it Forward
Inclusion in the outdoors matters because: Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks belong to everyone.
Five years down the line, it’s our hope that: We are awarding ten times more to Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks…at a minimum!
The One-Year Goals
(What’s the company culture we wish to create?)
To be added later!