Staff

Serving the Community

 hopper Jim Hopper, Executive Director
jim@bainbridgecf.org
Jim incorporates industry best-practices and a national perspective to guide the foundation through economic shifts and philanthropic trends. His leadership strategy is based on extensive experience serving nonprofits through the Pacific Northwest, particularly in the areas of operations and donor services. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife Sarah and their three young children.
 kuffel Debbie Kuffel, Program & Finance Officer
debbie@bainbridgecf.org
In addition to managing BCF’s finances, Debbie applies her grantmaking expertise to the foundation’s grant programs. Her career spans the private sector, nonprofits, education, and the arts. She leverages technology to streamline the grant process and reduce overhead for donors and grantees. Since moving to Bainbridge in 1990, Debbie, her husband Tom, and their three children have been actively involved in the Bainbridge community.
 yates Brigette Yates, Development Officer
brigette@bainbridgecf.org
Brigette joined BCF after working as Associate Director of Advancement for the Haring Center (a University of Washington school and educational research facility). Prior to that, she spent more than 10 years in advancement at the University of Washington in different capacities, including at the School of Nursing and Regional Advancement. Brigette earned her MPA from UW’s Evans School of Public Affairs in 2010. She is the mother of three young daughters, and her husband Jeremy is an estate-planning attorney in private practice.
 Jessica Henshaw Jessica Henshaw, Administrative Assistant
jessica@bainbridgecf.org
A native of Bainbridge Island, Jessica and her husband Thomas recently moved back to Bainbridge with their two young children. Jessica spent the early part of her professional career working in administrative and bookkeeping roles in the tourism and insurance industries. She brings to BCF broad experience in administrative systems, particularly in regulatory environments. She is excited to join the team and looks forward to reconnecting with the Bainbridge community and getting to know new neighbors and friends.

Contact Information

Telephone: 206-842-0433
E-mail: info@bainbridgecf.org

Physical Address
Bainbridge Community Foundation
149 Finch Place SW, Suite #4
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Mailing Address
Bainbridge Community Foundation
221 Winslow Way West #305
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Bainbridge Community Foundation’s EIN: 91-2155208

“We support BCF because of its leadership and focused, long term support for the Bainbridge community. Being part of BCF has made us more informed donors and better advocates for the needs in our community.”
—Bainbridge Community Foundation Trustee Mary Kerr and her husband, Peter Kerr