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President and CEO
Renée Hopkins began her work leading the Seattle Police Foundation (SPF) in 2002. She has been instrumental in the development of the organization and its growth to-date. She is responsible for working with the Board of Directors to provide all strategic planning and oversight of the Foundation, as well as managing day-to-day operations of the organization.
Renée began her career in 1995 as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at a Volunteers of America (VOA) teen homeless shelter in Spokane, Washington, working with homeless, at-risk, and gang-involved youth. Soon after, she was promoted to manager of the Independent Living Program (ILP), which included a pregnant and parenting teen home. During her time at VOA Renée was responsible for growing the ILP program by more than 50%.
In 1998, Renée was introduced to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) for the first time when she was hired as a Research Assistant for the Community Policing program while attending graduate school at the University of Washington. She also worked for King County as an Analyst for the Juvenile Justice Operational Master Plan, a multi-year process that brings together a broad-based group of youth-serving government and non-profit agencies, and community members to find better ways to promote justice, protect the public, reduce overrepresentation of youth of color, and help youth in trouble make responsible choices.
In 2000, Renée was hired by SPD to work in the Research and Grants Unit as a senior grant writer and researcher. It was in that capacity that her experience with non-profit organizations came into play while working with community leaders to begin the Seattle Police Foundation.
Renée received her Bachelor’s of Arts in International Relations in 1995 from Whitworth College, and Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management and Criminal Justice in 2001 from the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. She is currently a member of the Seattle Rotary and serves on the International Committee.
Renata Hasle leads Seattle Police Foundation’s fundraising and communications. Renata’s early career was marketing, leading consumer brands in highly competitive markets. She developed market strategies, led sales and collaborated with her sales team increasing brand awareness and market share.
While serving as a trustee, she discovered that her true passion was non-profit development. Renata has held a variety of board leadership positions including Development and Board Chair. It is the anticipation of change, and connecting people in-need with people who wish to help that inspires her. She believes that successful partnerships are powered by community, generosity and gratitude!
Following a visit with her children to SPD North Precinct in 1999, Renata is thrilled to have the opportunity to give back, and advocate for the mission of The Seattle Police Foundation. She is grateful for the dedication of SPD officers, who keep Seattle a safe and wonderful city to live, work and play.
Renata is a strategic marketing and communications professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Marketing from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Renata has lived in Seattle since 1998 with her husband and four children.
Dan joined the Seattle Police Department as a civilian employee working with the Fingerprint Team in 1997. In 2003, he was promoted to Administrative Staff Assistant and during the last 10 years has served in this capacity for several assistant chiefs and the president & CEO of the Seattle Police Foundation. Dan is responsible for all administrative support of the Foundation and providing logistical support for events and programs.
Dan is originally from San Diego, California, and graduated from Kinman Business University in Spokane, Washington.
Donor and Programs Assistant
Ian began his work at the Seattle Police Foundation as a Donor and Programs Assistant in July of 2014. He is responsible for assisting in donor engagement, working alongside the Communications and Program’s Specialist to develop communication plans for special events, and helping to maintain the foundation’s website. Prior to his work at the Seattle Police Foundation, Ian worked on political campaigns and for his family’s local business.
Ian is currently a student at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington where he is earning a Master’s in Public Administration. Prior to his work at Evans, Ian earned a Bachelors or Arts at Boston College where he majored in Political Science.
Program and Administrative Specialist
Mari joined the Seattle Police Foundation in May 2015 as the Program & Administrative Specialist. She previously worked at the University of Washington for 14 years supporting research programs at the Applied Physics Laboratory. At the Foundation, Mari is responsible for providing administrative support to the President & CEO, maintaining the SPF website and assisting with events throughout the year.
Mari is a Seattle native and graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Sociology. She now lives in West Seattle with her husband and 2 boys.