Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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David Bley

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

David Bley oversees local grantmaking in education, housing and homelessness, and strong communities to support children and families in our home state of Washington.

Posts By David Bley

A Good Year to Be a Washingtonian

Here’s what Gates Foundation Pacific Northwest partners had to say about 2017 and the year ahead.

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How this Community Celebrates Back to School

White Center, in South Seattle is bustling with activity, working to connect families and community members to resources, services, and supports. Families, students, teachers and staff from nearby schools, and a team from the White Center Community Development Association (CDA) come together with one goal in mind: Build a vibrant community in White Center. With teachers and caregivers often stretched thin balancing daily demands; a rich community support system can make a world of difference.

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Meet Marquita Davis, Deputy Director of Early Learning

Marquita Davis, our new Deputy Director of Early Learning shares our belief in the power of high-quality pre-K to help children get ahead. Learn more about Marquita in this Q&A.

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Hear that? It’s your superpower calling

Lindsey is about to graduate from college with honors, but her path to a postsecondary degree wasn't an easy one.

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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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