David Bley oversees local grantmaking in education, housing and homelessness, and strong communities to support children and families in our home state of Washington.
April 25, 2017 / David Bley
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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February 24, 2016 / David Bley
Lindsey is about to graduate from college with honors, but her path to a postsecondary degree wasn't an easy one.
December 17, 2015 / David Bley
2015 included its share of memorable moments for our Pacific Northwest partners and our community.
October 14, 2015 / David Bley
As students cross the bridge from pre-K through college completion, they all need skilled and supported teachers who hold high expectations.
May 11, 2015 / David Bley
Important examples of progress for kids and families in Washington state.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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