Savitha oversees the organization’s development, cultivation and fundraising efforts from individuals, foundations and corporate supporters.
Prior to joining Climate Solutions, she was a Program & Donor Services Officer for The Seattle Foundation. In this role, she served as philanthropic advisor and lead staff person to over 100 donor advised funds, providing strategy and structure to families’ grantmaking and overall philanthropic goals; in addition she was the Environmental grantmaking lead, reviewed grant proposals, facilitated funder-collaboratives and was a contributing strategist to the 2009 report “A Healthy Community: Strategies for Effective Giving.”
She has also worked with The Collins Group, providing fundraising counsel for feasibility studies and capital campaigns, at The Women's Funding Alliance in a fundraising and grantmaking role, and as a private consultant on philanthropic advising and fundraising. In Washington DC, she worked for the US EPA and Environmental Media Services (now Resource Media).
Savitha is a Brainerd Foundation Fellow to Social Venture Partners (SVP), and serves on the Boards of the Wing Luke Asian Museum and the Mize Family Foundation. She received a BA with Honors in Government and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College.