Paul Nyhan

Our People

Paul Nyhan

Storytelling and Partnership Manager

“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare.

Throughout my career, I have always believed in the power of families and stories, and those beliefs fuel my work at the Foundation.

At the core of my work is a belief that authenticity – in writing, work, and our lives – drives change. It is authenticity that connects people, and that connection and community create change.

Within the Foundation’s work towards a more just and equitable society, my skills as a storyteller – honed both in journalism and in philanthropy – help families strengthen their voice and tell their own stories. As senior writer and community relations at the Foundation, I also promote the work of the Foundation and develop relationships with partners among our grantees and beyond.

Over the last three decades I have worked as a journalist in Washington, DC, and Seattle at Bloomberg News, the Seattle Post–Intelligencer and Congressional Quarterly. I have covered social policy for more than 20 years. I have also worked with a wide range of foundations in Seattle and around the country.

I joined the Foundation in 2015.