Charities Advisory Council

The Charitable Advisory Council was created to advise the Secretary in determining training and educational needs of charitable organizations and model policies related to governance and administration of charitable organizations in accordance with fiduciary principles, assist the Secretary in identifying emerging issues and trends affecting charitable organizations, and advise the Secretary on other related issues at the request of the Secretary.

Council members are appointed by the Secretary and represents a broad range of charities by size, purpose, geographic region of the state, and general expertise in the management and leadership of charitable organizations.

Below is Washington’s Charitable Advisory Council for 2017-2018:

  • Judith Andrews, Seattle
  • Adam Borgman, Spokane
  • Liz Davis, Olympia
  • Howard Donkin, Seattle
  • Carrie Green, Richland
  • Stuart Grover, Tacoma
  • Mary Kay Gugerty, Seattle
  • Moonwater, Bellingham
  • Jennifer O’Bannan, Spokane
  • Mike Plymale, Vancouver
  • Tamara Watts, Seattle
  • Steve Wilmes, Yakima

The Council meets twice a year, but additional meetings may be called by the Secretary or the Council. Minutes from previous council meetings are available below:

The next Council meeting will be held on January 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at the Coast Gateway Hotel, SeaTac.

For more details about the Charitable Advisory Council, contact our Washington State Charities Division at,, or by telephone, (360) 725-0378.