Our Mission

Our mission is to engage women in philanthropy and to collectively fund grants to charitable initiatives that serve this region. The goal is to identify unmet needs in the community and provide grants to nonprofits for impactful change in King County. We are committed to promoting volunteerism by exposing our Membership to many local worthwhile charities. We help our Members become more educated and informed about philanthropic choices and meet like-minded women who share their interests.

Our 2019 Charities and Grant Champions

Erin Azose will Pitch Kindering

Anne Blackburn will Co-Pitch Space Between

Kelly DeBruyne will Co-Pitch Space Between

Michelle Dumler will Pitch StolenYouth

Upcoming Events And Reminders For Current Members

PYP Seattle Fall Social

Date: September 25, 2019

Time: 7pm

Location: Aly Burks' Home in Mercer Island

Join us as we kickoff the 2019 grant cycle. We’ll welcome our new members, reconnect with returning members, and meet our 2019 Grant Champions.

3rd Annual PYP Seattle Pitch Night

Date: October 16, 2019

Time: 7pm - 9:30pm

Location: Amazon Doppler Building, located at 2021 7th Ave., Seattle, WA

This is the only required PYP event. Please make every effort to be there. You won’t want to miss it!

WOW: Wonder of Wishes Luncheon

Date: November 5, 2019

Time: Check-in begins at 11:15am. Luncheon and program 12pm–1pm

Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make wishes come true? Join Make-A-Wish for a peek behind the wish-granting curtain at WOW: Wonder of Wishes!  This luncheon is free to attend, however the suggested minimum donation is $150.  Contact Heidi York at hyork@rp-lawgroup.com if you’d like to join her and other PYP members at a table.

3rd Annual Grant Recipient Celebration

Date: December 6, 2019

Time: 7pm

Location: Gray Sky Gallery (new location in Pioneer Square, Seattle)

After all of our work is done, we’ll present our grant recipients with their BIG checks and party the night away!  Significant others invited.  Cocktail Attire.

Member Testimonials

I feel more connected to Seattle’s local charities (or at least more knowledgeable). It was really inspiring to hear how passionate our PYP members are about the charities they support. I also loved the opportunity to get to know a few more women, and hope to connect with even more of the group in the future.

PYP Seattle is a great way to get more involved in the community in a variety of ways – as a financial contributor to a program/organization in need: as a neighbor getting to know others in the area in deeper and more meaningful ways; and as a woman banding together with other strong, successful women to really make a difference.

As a participant of PYP, it is empowering to be part of a group of like-minded women, each with diverse backgrounds and experiences, come together to give back in meaningful ways within our local community.


This is a fabulous way to meet like-minded individuals while making a difference in our community. The leaders make this journey fun and easy!


The impact we made as small group of women is commendable. PYP gives our peers a chance to show off the causes that are near and dear to their hearts and to learn about all the great organizations that are out in the Seattle area.

I feel like I have less and less time, and PYP is a great way to combine being with talented, interesting, like-minded people, and also doing something great for a charity in our community. Combining funds really allows our members to make a big impact on a local organization. I am honored to be part of this group!

Congratulations to our 2018 Grant Recipients

Eastside Legal Assistance Program Was Awarded our $80,000 Grand Prize for their Domestic Violence Legal Program

Project Access Orkila Was Awarded $20,000

Northwest Hope & Healing Was Awarded $5,500