Anna Ryckman (she/her)

Corporate Relations and Grants Manager

Anna was born and raised in Burien, Washington and cultivated her passion for community support during her time at Washington State University (Go Cougs!), where she earned a degree in human development. Her journey led her to WestSide Baby, a Seattle nonprofit focusing on providing essential items to children in the community, where she honed her skills in development and community engagement.

Anna continued to gain experience in the nonprofit sector and obtained a fundraising management certificate from the University of Washington. Now, she's excited to channel her dedication into supporting Friends' mission, connecting deeply with the community she calls home.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Anna finds joy in watching the English Premier League with her husband and cheering on Seattle's sports teams. She cherishes quality time with loved ones through game nights and indulges her love for reading. An active lifestyle enthusiast, she enjoys attending workout classes and spending time with her 13-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, "Rocky."

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