President and CEO
Laura McCloud Mathers leads the Seattle Police Foundation’s (SPF) efforts to raise awareness and support for the men and women of the Seattle Police Department. Joining SPF in 2015, Laura brings with her over 30 years in organization and fund development leadership in private clubs and nonprofits. Laura is passionate about our community and for those, sworn and civilian, who work tirelessly to keep us safe.
Laura’s early career highlights include joining the Columbia Tower Club in 1985 (one year before it opened) as its Founding Membership Director, where she spent nearly 13 years developing various member activities and community involvement. She joined the SPF after having led Seattle Rotary as its Executive Director – one of the largest and oldest Rotary clubs in the world. Her experience includes leading a capital campaign for Zion Preparatory Academy, and as a consultant in fundraising and donor development. She has served on a variety of boards including USO Northwest, First Place, and Leukemia Society of Washington. Laura is a Gold Star Daughter and understands the courage and commitment of those who serve and sacrifice, including the families who serve along with them. Her husband retired after 36 years as a Special Agent for the FBI and was the Principal Profiler, Principal Fire Arms Instructor, and FBI National Academy Coordinator for Washington state.
Seattle Police Foundation Liaison
Diane began her career at Seattle Police Department in 1999, in the Research and Grants Unit. In 2007, she was assigned to work with the Seattle Police Foundation (SPF) as the Police Department Liaison.
Her position serves as department lead for communication with SPF, which includes working with SPD Command Staff to identify priority programs and key projects for potential SPF funding, managing the internal grants process for SPD, managing community outreach events, and providing administrative and budget oversight for SPF funded projects and programs. Diane has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington, majoring in Communications.
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.
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.
Ian began his work at the Seattle Police Foundation as a Donor and Programs Assistant in June of 2014. He is responsible for assisting in donor engagement, developing communication plans, organizing special events, and helping to maintain the Foundation’s social media. Prior to his work at the Seattle Police Foundation, Ian worked on political campaigns and for his family’s local business.
Ian has a Bachelors of Arts from Boston College, majoring in Political Science and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from The Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.