About Maka Gibson
Maka has been with the Community Foundation since 2018. She works closely with nonprofits, donors and partners in southwest Washington to build authentic relationships and empower communities to thrive and be successful. She is deeply passionate about equity work and closing the opportunity gap, and she is inspired by the resilience of children and families to persevere in the face of adversity and trauma.
Maka was born and raised in Hawaii and is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Willamette University. Prior to joining the Foundation, Maka worked at both The Oregon Community Foundation as a program associate for scholarships and grants, and Willamette Academy in Salem, Oregon as an academic mentor and program administrator.
She spends most of her free time adventuring and traveling around the Pacific Northwest. She also enjoys going to concerts and finding new foodie spots with her family and friends.