BIO: Megan Dixon joined the Westby Associates team in October 2015 as an associate providing support to capital and capacity building campaigns. She has a unique set of skills, which allow her to read people and understand their needs on a day-to-day human level while keeping in mind the bigger, more strategic picture. Megan is also a visionary who considers grant writing an art and relishes the challenge of developing new initiatives and reviving old ones. Megan gains energy from helping organizations realize their highest potential and connecting their mission to local philanthropy.
Megan has devoted the last eight years to fundraising and resource development in the Pacific Northwest, focusing much of her time on grant writing, marketing, and major donor cultivation. She uses her talents to grow organizations such as Second Step Housing, where she secured funding for an innovative transitional housing program for women exiting the prison system, YWCA Clark County, where she developed the yearly grants strategy, and most recently, Clark County Food Bank, where she led the efforts to complete a $1.1 million capital campaign.
Megan graduated from Washington State University in 2007 with a degree in Humanities and a professional writing certificate.