Precious Arney (she/her) was born in the US, having spent most of her life in Washington state, and some time in southern California and New York, after her parents immigrated from the Philippines. She spent many years working in the arts as a singer, actor, and theater director, as a worker in the food and beverage industry, and most recently for nonprofits in advocacy, political giving, and grantmaking in Washington state.
Since 2008, she has organized with GABRIELA USA, an overseas chapter of GABRIELA in the Philippines, a grassroots alliance of progressive Filipino women’s organizations that seeks to agitate, organize, and mobilize people of Filipino descent, especially Filipino workers, im/migrants, women, LGBTQIGNC people, and children to fight for national democracy in the Philippines. She currently holds leadership roles in both the national alliance and local Seattle chapter of GABRIELA, and attributes her grassroots fundraising skills to her experience as a participant in Social Justice Fund’s 2014 Gender Justice Giving Project.
Precious is excited to bring her organizing and facilitation skills to support the staff at SJF and cultivate a work culture that fosters a sense of belonging and collective power.