Sally Yee

Program Officer, Together We Rise

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For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: How do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in the capacity to be transformed?
bell hooks

Sally is driven by a relentless belief in humanity and that together we will bring about justice and social change.

Sally has devoted her professional life to serving nonprofits and working among social justice activists. Making the move to philanthropy was another way to serve nonprofits.

“When I started at Meyer, I hoped then as I do today that I could bring to bear my social justice work and equity lens to influence grantmaking at Meyer and, through Meyer, influence philanthropy.”

Work highlights include child abuse victim advocate, communications director at a feminist women’s health center and administrative director of the Western States Center. Sally helped to establish their dismantling racism (DR) program and served as a dismantling racism trainer consultant. She was also achievement data and parent outreach program director at the Portland Schools Foundation. During a parenting break in work, she started Woodlawn Saturday School, where parents trained in tutoring children in math and reading.

Sally joined the Meyer team in 2006.