Steve Seely

Foundation Relations Manager

Program/Department: Development

Office Location: Colorado

Area of Focus:

As the Foundation Relations Manager Steve ensures the highest-quality stewardship of our foundation funders. He builds and maintains relationships with foundation program staff, guides foundation proposals and reports from scheduling to completion and submission, and coordinates giving from other organizations and governments.


Prior to joining Western Resource Advocates, Steve worked as Deputy Director at Shambhala Mountain Center, a 600 acre retreat facility in the mountains near Red Feather Lakes, CO, where he oversaw all aspects of operations and community life. His non-profit experience also includes five years as Development Manager for Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, a support organization for northwest Community Health Centers, and six years as Managing Director for the Nitartha Institute of Higher Buddhist Studies. In an earlier private sector career, Steve has over a decade of experience in real estate, computer and financial services sales and business development.


English Literature program, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Favorite thing about the West:

The solid majesty of the mountains, the invigorating air, the pure water. The incredible vistas that are a feast for the eyes no matter where you look. And, the friendly people.

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