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David Bley

Title Director, Pacific Northwest Initiative
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

David Bley oversees local grantmaking and the development and implementation of strategies to help vulnerable children and families in the Pacific Northwest.

Posts By David Bley

10 Examples of Progress in Washington State

2015 included its share of memorable moments for our Pacific Northwest partners and our community.

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What Do Children Need to Succeed in School?

As students cross the bridge from pre-K through college completion, they all need skilled and supported teachers who hold high expectations.

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Celebrating 15 Years of Partnerships in the Pacific Northwest

Important examples of progress for kids and families in Washington state.

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Potlatch: The Native Spirit of Giving

Because sustainable change requires deep community support, the time is right for Potlatch Fund to take the lead on decision-making for grants that support Washington state and Portland, Oregon's Native American communities, so that our local tribes can take full ownership of creating their own solutions.

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2014 Recap: 10 Highlights of Progress in Washington State

This is our home, our headquarters and where the Gates family has lived for generations, and we will work tirelessly with our partners here in the Pacific Northwest to ensure that all children have the opportunity to thrive in in stable families, great schools, and strong communities.

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