Serving the Community

 hopper Jim Hopper, Executive Director
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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
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In addition to managing BCF’s finances, Debbie applies her grantmaking expertise to the foundation’s various grants programs. She also assists fund advisors with their grantmaking.  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 adult children have been actively involved in the Bainbridge community.
  Brigette Yates, Development Officer
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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.
  Dana Binnendijk, Community Impact Officer
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Dana brings over a decade of program management and communications experience to the foundation. She has worked primarily on international projects for nonprofits and the federal government based in Washington, DC. More recently, as a civics teacher, she taught middle school students how to be more engaged in their local communities. She has a graduate degree in international development with a focus on nonprofit management and also has an M.Ed. in secondary education. Dana moved to Bainbridge in 2019 with her husband, who grew up on the island, and her young daughter.
 Jessica Henshaw Jessica Henshaw, Administrative Assistant
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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: [email protected]

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