Debbi Commodore has worked with nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound since 1997. She began working for Leadership Foundations as a fundraising consultant in 2008 and came on staff as the Board Training Initiative Director in 2016 before transitioning to her current role with LF.
Prior to joining the LF staff team she served as a fundraising consultant in the greater Pierce County area for 14 years. Her clients included: Point Defiance Zoological Society, Tahoma Audubon Society, Nativity House, Tacoma Philharmonic, MultiCare Health System, Office of Philanthropy, Seabury School, Communities In Schools of Peninsula, Carol Milgard Breast Center, and St. Leo Church. Her consulting areas of focus included annual fund, major giving, grant writing, capital and endowment campaigns, and board governance. Debbi worked in fundraising staff positions at the Tacoma Art Museum and Annie Wright School prior to beginning her consulting work.
Debbi received her undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University. She has been a resident of Tacoma since 1996.