Cadence Miller is lucky to be a third generation Seattleite, with a deep appreciation for the forests and waters of the pacific northwest. Her professional experience has focused on fostering connections to community, place, health, and belonging with roles in national and local non-profits focused on health, social services, and youth. Cadence’s current role with Laird Norton Family Foundation as Program Officer allows her the opportunity to work with a large, multi-generational, family also dedicated to community and place. Cadence supports the work of two of the Foundation’s priority giving areas: an Arts in Education portfolio focused on support for Arts Integration strategies and training for public school teachers specifically to reduce the educational opportunity gap, and a Human Services portfolio focused on support for youth and young adults at-risk-of or currently experiencing homelessness and those involved in Systems of Care. In addition, Cadence supports the Foundation’s youth philanthropy program, Sapling Fund, guiding Laird Norton family members aged 14-20 in learning about philanthropy best practices and Laird Norton values while leading members through an annual grantmaking cycle.
Outside of work, Cadence is an active volunteer in her community with the local food bank and her son’s school, as well as a longtime volunteer CASA (court appointed special advocate) and Board Member. She also likes to garden, practice yoga, make very involved Halloween costumes, and is currently learning to sail.
Engaging the Next Generation
Posted on December 8, 2020 by Cadence Miller, Allison Hale, Sharmila Rao Thakkar
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