Zeeba Khalili

Vice President of Grantmaking and External Affairs

“I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing.” ― Hillel


As the Vice President of Grantmaking and External Affairs at Marguerite Casey Foundation, Zeeba is responsible for developing and leading the Foundation's strategy regarding grantmaking, communications, and external affairs. She oversees all external relationships and initiatives, working closely with senior leaders to ensure the Foundation's grantmaking is strategic and mission-aligned. Before assuming her current role, Zeeba served as the Learning and Evaluation Officer and Chief of Staff.

Zeeba was a member of Philanthropy Northwest’s 2017-2019 Momentum Fellowship cohort. Prior to joining the Foundation, Zeeba worked at the United Way of King County, the Seattle Foundation, and several youth development organizations in Boston, including Summer Search, Mass Mentoring, and Friends of the Children-Boston. Born in Olathe, Kansas, Zeeba holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a focus on Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.