Senior Director for Philanthropy
Abbey is a senior director for philanthropy, raising funds for the UW Medicine Eye Institute and the UW Institute for Protein Design. Abbey oversees a dynamic team of two fundraisers who support the Department of Ophthalmology, the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Abbey has been at UW Medicine Advancement since 2011, prior to which she served in various development and program management roles for organizations including Southeast Effective Development (SEED), Camp Fire Central Puget Sound, the Washington State Arts Commission and the Eugene Glass School.
Abbey serves as a board member and president-elect of the AFP Advancement Northwest Chapter; she is also an AFP Advancement Northwest mentor. Abbey holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and a master’s degree in arts administration and a certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Oregon.