Grants & Contracts Administrator
Tono joined the Raikes Foundation as grants & contracts administrator in 2021. He has worked exclusively in the nonprofit sector and has served a variety of nonprofit organizations as both a funder and fund-seeker. Tono is passionate about education equity. Prior to joining the Raikes Foundation, he led institutional fundraising at Degrees of Change, a national nonprofit based in Tacoma, WA committed community transformation by supporting diverse young people to and through college graduation and early career. Tono is a proud native and resident of Parkland, WA where he serves his community on local government commissions and nonprofit boards of directors. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Evergreen State College and an undergraduate degree in sociology from Pacific Lutheran University.