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Korynne Wright

Korynne Wright

Korynne Wright is a community volunteer and civic leader focused on improving children and young adults' lives through education.

She is the Immediate Past Chair, University of Washington Foundation where she led the board to completion of the most comprehensive capital campaign in the university’s history at $6.25B. She also serves on the board of the Grousemont Foundation, and is an advocate for Islandwood, and the YWCA after serving on their board for seven years.

Korynne is also currently working on Save the Children’s Eastern Washington project to bring family home visits and early child education programs to the most rural underserved communities in the lower Yakima valley.

Korynne is a co-recipient of the Legion of Honor award along with her husband, Jeff Wright, which recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly of their time and talent to develop and sustain Seattle Center as one of the region's leading cultural institutions and destinations.  She has spent nearly two decades focused on fundraising efforts to make Seattle Center educational programming accessible to all.  In addition, she co-chaired the $72M Marion Oliver McCaw Hall Capital Campaign on the Seattle Center campus. In greater Seattle, Korynne led a fundraising effort for Washington State’s 10-99 Foundation to provide financial relief for officer’s families who lost their loved ones in the line of duty.

Korynne has been on the school board for each of her children’s schools, serving as fundraising chair and board chair, among other offices.

Korynne is a graduate of the University of Washington, with a B.A. in Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. She joined the Board in 2022 and is a member of the Audit and Development Committees. She is also a member of the Board of Head Start and the appointed Child Safeguarding Trustee.