Leadership

Thank you for visiting our website.   ARCS Foundation supports and nurtures future scientific leaders and innovators.  In partnership with our renown research universities, ARCS Seattle Chapter works to ensure Washington attracts and retains the brightest and most curious minds as they launch the next stage in their academic journeys.  It is our privilege to provide necessary unrestricted financial support allowing them to focus on the path ahead, to discover and deliver advancements across our nation and globe. By contributing to industry, academia, and other areas of service, ARCS Scholars are impacting our world for the better.  We invite you to join us in supporting students  by providing fellowships to PhD and MD/PhD scholars in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Since 1978, the dedicated women of the Seattle Chapter, provided over $22.1 million in fellowships to multiple departments in the University of Washington and Washington State University. In addition to our financial support, the Seattle Chapter ARCS women mentor our Fellows, and provide connections to other ARCS scholars across the state and nation.  We hope our support and  our interest in them  fuels their passion and provides freedom and confidence to tackle some of the most critical problems facing our planet; including, such as climate change, global health issues – both (human and animal), and sustainable agriculture. We believe their scientific research can lead to ground breaking discoveries changing the future and keeping Washington in the forefront of global technological and scientific innovation.

We are thrilled to support these young scientists.  Please contact us if you wish to learn more about joining our supporting us in our mission to advance science in America.  It is a fascinating and fun opportunity we would love to share with you.

Margaret Niver McGann

President, ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter

President  
Margaret Niver McGann

President-Elect
Jenny Wyatt

Advisors-at-Large
Marcia McGreevy Lewis
Valerie Voss

Co-VP/Communications & Corporate Secretary
Polly Kenefick
Judy Rogers

Co-VP/Development   
Courtney Laughery
Tina Neiders

VP/Finance   
Kristin Kenefick

Co-VP/Membership 
Lyndi Taylor
Missy Zumwalt

Co-VP/Programs
Margaret Breen
Krissy Grey

Co-VP/University Relations
Karen Beaudry
Rhea Coler

Long-range Planning
Laura Bailey
Mary Kerr

Director of Nominations
Andrea Thoreson

Advisor to Fall Luncheon Task Force 
Kitti Lile