Wednesday, July 24, 2019, BELLEVUE, WA.,—Danielle Funston, Vice President of Solutions Delivery at Blueprint Technologies, has recently been named Girls, Inc. of Pacific Northwest’s newest Seattle Committee Chair on their board of Directors.
Danielle has over 15 years of experience building and managing successful teams and driving strategic initiatives in support of company goals. As an executive, Danielle has played a crucial role in overseeing the management, strategic growth, and product solutions of multiple companies and organizations. She’s passionate about serving others and dedicates her time to serving on multiple boards, with a focus on non-profit organizations: Safe Crossings Foundation, The Swing Shift, and now joining as a founding member of the Girls, Inc. PNW expansion in to Seattle.
Girls, Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. The organization’s focus in on the development of the whole girl. Girls, Inc. states “the combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.”
Danielle’s main goal as Seattle Committee Chair on the board is to organize and drive the Seattle committee toward its goals to expand the Girls, Inc. mission in the PNW. “I’m most excited about launching and expanding the Eureka program (focused on STEM programming and training)," says Danielle. "In our Seattle market, there’s so much opportunity and talent that can truly bring cutting edge STEM education and resources to the Girls, Inc. community. I’m also very excited to be part of the outreach methodology Girls, Inc. is testing in the PNW – meeting girls where they’re at, as communities are rapidly changing and reaching girls in under-served communities is so important to us."
Girls, Inc. of the Pacific Northwest launched in late 2018, selecting a small group of 6 founding directors. It has a strategic goal to be providing quality whole-girl programming to a minimum of 10,000 girls in the Pacific Northwest by 2025. If you want to contribute to Girls, Inc., learn more about opportunities to volunteer, or are interested in joining the board as it continues to grow in Seattle, you can click here to learn more.