Erin Kahn has led the Raikes Foundation since 2007. As executive director, she oversees operations and strategy, working closely with the co-founders to advance the foundation’s mission of empowering young people to transform their lives. Previously, Erin was associate director at Social Venture Partners Seattle (SVP Seattle). During her eight-year tenure, she managed the nonprofit capacity-building program and helped lead the grantmaking programs. She also supported SVP's expansion, providing technical assistance to philanthropic leaders in other cities across the U.S. and Canada who sought to replicate SVP's model of engaged philanthropy. Erin holds a master's degree in public administration from the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at San Diego. She serves on the board of directors for Philanthropy Northwest.