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Lisa Seitz-Gruwell

Lisa Seitz-Gruwell is the Chief Advancement Officer with the Wikimedia Foundation. Prior to this role, she served a seven-year stint as the organization’s Chief Revenue Officer.

A native of Great Falls, Montana, USA, Lisa previously worked as a Consultant at Gruwell and Associates; as Chief Operating Officer at Skyline Public Works; as a Political Consultant with Storefront Political Media District; and as Director/Press Secretary for California Assembly Majority Leader Kevin Shelley. She also has previously worked as a Political Consultant and Campaign Manager for Democratic candidates in California, Montana, Michigan, Connecticut and Oregon.

Lisa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Political Science from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and also studied as a Coro Fellow and at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Center for Social Innovation’s Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders.

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Other members of Advancement

Fiona Romeo
Senior Manager, Culture & Heritage (Contractor), Community Programs
Leticia Navarro
Specialist, Administrative, Advancement
Alex Stinson
Lead Strategist (Contractor), Community Programs

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Google and Wikimedia Foundation partner to increase knowledge equity online

From our beginning, Wikipedia has aspired to create a world where knowledge is free, accessible and useful to everyone, in every language, in every country, and across any device. Although the volunteers who make Wikipedia possible have made great strides towards achieving this vision, we’re still a long way from getting there. They say Rome….

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Michael Kim, investor and civic leader, joins the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

Michael Kim—the founder and Managing Partner of Cendana Capital, an investment firm focused on early stage venture capital, and former trustee of the Asian Art Museum and San Francisco Employee Retirement System—has been appointed to the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board. Michael joins Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, venture capitalist Annette Campbell-White, philanthropist and professor Peter Baldwin, and business leader Niels….

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