Our People

Zeeba Khalili

Learning and Evaluation Manager

“I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing.” Hillel

I am dedicated to the pursuit of clear, effective solutions to the complex problems challenging our people. I bring to the Foundation my ability to provide clarity in ambiguous situations, strong interpersonal skills and creative thinking. I enjoy supporting our team through the implementation of processes that improve organizational effectiveness and by managing our learning program.

I believe that philanthropy can best serve communities by providing unrestricted resources to grantee leadership and then stepping back to allow organizations to do their work.

Early in my career, I mentored high school students from historically underserved communities. My work in the nonprofit field has led me to philanthropy, where I hope to advance social justice and systems-level change.

I grew up in the Midwest, spent a decade on the East Coast, and am happy to be settled in Seattle, where I currently serve as the Chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2017 as a Momentum Fellow, I worked at Seattle Foundation and United Way of King County.