Manami Kano

Founding Member, Kibei Giving Circle
Seattle, WA

For the past ten years, Manami Kano served as both the deputy director of the Global Media Partnerships Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and before that, as their Senior Program Officer for U.S. Program Advocacy.  Prior to that she was a National Urban Fellow and special assistant to the director of National Programs at the Carnegie Corporation. She also spent a decade in consulting and leadership roles at social and environment justice organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a founding member of Kibei Giving Circle, AAPIP's first Giving Circle in the Pacific Northwest, where she continues to be active today.