Sonya Campion

President, Campion Advocacy Fund

Sonya Campion brings a 30+ year career in professional fundraising to her leadership roles as President of the Campion Advocacy Fund. Her responsibilities include helping to set strategic direction, and incorporating building capacity in the sector and in our grantees into everything the Foundation and Advocacy Fund does. Sonya’s work to leverage change is not confined to her office in Seattle. Her civic engagement is an extension of her personal passions and her professional pursuits in bringing the sector together and she can often be found in the halls of Olympia and Washington DC using her own voice to fight for change. She is a founding board member of Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national network of foundations supporting strategic grantmaking and advocacy to end homelessness; a founder of Philanthropy Northwest’s Capacity Building Learning Circle, a network of 70+ northwest foundations committed to strengthening the non-profit sector; and helped launch the national Stand for Your Mission board advocacy campaign with BoardSource to mobilize Board members for effective social change and to change the advocacy environment by adding the nonprofit voice into the equation. In addition she serves on the Seattle, King & Snohomish YWCA, Whitman College Board of Overseers and Independent Sector.