West Coast Clients Represent!

AlyseBraatenAlyseBraaten Posts: 60
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edited January 2022 in Regional Chats

Hey all,

As one of only a hand full of Foundant employees in the Pacific Time Zone, I'd love to connect and help you all connect. If you want to, comment below with your name, title, organization and location. I'll start!

Alyse Barrios Braaten

Manager of Client Services- Grants and Scholarships

Foundant Technologies since 2017 (community and private foundations prior to that)

Bakersfield, California

Alyse Braaten | Manager of Client Services – Grants & Scholarships | www.foundant.com | Bozeman, MT

[email protected] | Direct: 406.922.3376 | Cell: 661.364.1012

KaraAdams[Deleted User]


  • MikedeHilsterMikedeHilster Posts: 8
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    Hi Alyse! And hello to all!

    Mike deHilster

    Program Officer

    Pasadena Community Foundation (2014)

    Pasadena, CA

    Mike deHilster

    Client Success Consultant | Community GLM/SLM | [email protected] | Foundant Technologies

    KaraAdamsAlyseBraaten[Deleted User]
  • AnnButterfieldAnnButterfield Posts: 11
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    Hi Alyse and Mike,

    Happy to meet fellow west coasters! We are a CF up in Northern California.

    Ann Butterfield

    VP for Finance and Operations

    Community Foundation Sonoma County

    KaraAdamsAlyseBraaten[Deleted User]
  • DarenNordhagenDarenNordhagen Posts: 10
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    I'm a part-time PTZer since AZ doesn't transition to daylight savings time and I'm spending a good chunk of my time in AZ these days. (It was awesome to tease folks in the Montana office in January but I'll get payback next week when the forecast is calling for 105+!) Being in the PT gives me lots of new empathy for how significant the time difference is from Eastern Time and how challenging it can be to schedule meetings across the country.

    KaraAdams[Deleted User]
  • AleciaKleinerAleciaKleiner Posts: 3
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    I would love to have more connection to other csuite users and CF friends!

    I'm at Jefferson Community Foundation out on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.

    Alecia Kleiner

    Manager of Funds and Operations

  • AbbeyCameronAbbeyCameron Posts: 6
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    Hello West Coasters! I'm new the the CF world and am just beginning my CSuite training to implement Foundant. Excited and daunted all at once!

    Abbey Cameron

    Executive Director, Three Rivers Community Foundation

    Benton/Franklin counties, Washington

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  • Hello Left Coasters! Hope everyone is staying healthy and safe! I am in LA working at Dan Murphy Foundation. Looking forward to the discussion here in Compass!

    Cathy Heutmaker

    Grants Administrator


  • soniamarieleikamsoniamarieleikam Posts: 4
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    Hello from the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation in Portland, OR!

  • KaraAdamsKaraAdams Posts: 616
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    Hi @soniamarieleikam, and welcome to Compass! I wanted to let you know we also have a faith-based organization discussion category if you want to introduce yourself there as well, or start a new discussion!

    Here is that category (in Philanthropic Best Practices>Faith-Based Organizations)


    Community Manager

    Kara Adams, M.Ed., CAE (she/her/hers)|Community Manager|[email protected]

    Headquartered: Bozeman, MT|Direct: 312-802-1374 |www.foundant.com|

  • StefanieOBrienStefanieOBrien Posts: 6
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    Hello everyone! I am from the BIGGEST state of the nation! Looking forward to connecting.

    Stefanie O'Brien

    Senior Program Officer of Grants & Scholarships

    Alaska Community Foundation

    [email protected]

    [Deleted User]KaraAdams
  • Happy Thanksgiving, folks! I'm in Southern California and joining the conversation 😀

    Ai-Hsien “Allie” Carreón

    Program Manager

    Pasadena Community Foundation

    Pasadena, CA

  • KaraAdamsKaraAdams Posts: 616
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    Welcome to Compass, @AllieCarreon!

    Kara Adams, M.Ed., CAE (she/her/hers)|Community Manager|[email protected]

    Headquartered: Bozeman, MT|Direct: 312-802-1374 |www.foundant.com|

  • SaraOmariSaraOmari Posts: 11
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    edited February 23

    Hi All,

    Excited to join the conversation! I just joined a brand new Foundation serving the Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties). Looking forward to connecting!

    Sara Omari

    Special Programs Manager

    IEHP Foundation

    Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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