SJF is thrilled to announce two staff additions and a staff promotion. We are delighted to welcome Marc Mazique, as the Operations Associate, and Rahel Gaguro, as the Finance Associate. Marc and Rahel are both accomplished community members are we are excited to welcome them to the team.
We are also happy to share that longtime Project Manager, Magan Do, was promoted to Grantmaking Director. As the Grantmaking Director, Magan will be SJF’s point of contact for grantees and manage the organization’s grantmaking strategy and processes.
Marc grew up in southern New Jersey, but considers Seattle home. A writer and musician, he has served in administrative roles for nonprofits and universities for many years. He has also been active in various struggles around police accountability, immigrant rights, and the occupation of Palestine, among others, and been a member of two radical marching bands. While he went to Space Camp (twice), he is pleased his dreams of being an astronaut never panned out, and that his path has led him to SJF, which he believes to be a unique organization creating transformative grassroots change throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Born in Ethiopia and raised in Seattle, Rahel grew up balancing two different cultures. Her experience of injustice in the U.S. and abroad led her down to a path in the nonprofit sector. She’s worked in nonprofit management, social services, and donor relations in refugee and immigrant communities locally and globally. Rahel co-founded and serves as board of for an international nonprofit focused on eradicating poverty through education provision for underprivileged children in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. She is passionate about social justice, especially issues impacting POC communities. During her spare time, Rahel enjoys traveling, listening to podcasts, and working on stationery projects.
Magan was born and raised in the PNW and is committed to strengthening grassroots efforts in the broad-based movement for progressive, systemic social change. Magan has many years of experience in local non-profits and community organizations. Magan joined Social Justice Fund NW in 2011 as a Practicum Student through UW’s School of Social Work, served as a Board Member, and participated in two Criminal Justice Giving Projects.