SEATTLE, Washington, September 16. THE Husky Swimming Foundation hired Mark Johnson as its first Director of Fundraising and Strategic Development.
The Husky Swimming Foundation was created to help support aquatic safety and swimming tradition in the Pacific Northwest. One of its primary goals is to raise funds to provide an annual operating budget for an intercollegiate swimming program at the University of Washington, which cut its swimming programs.
The Foundation, however, also is working towards building a new competition facility in the area, endowing scholarships for swimming at the University of Washington, as well as supporting age-group swimming all throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Johnson, a graduate of Washington, will focus on executing the Foundation's long-term plans and fostering donor relationships. Johnson has plenty of experience in fundraising, having previously worked with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Church Council of Greater Seattle.
"The Husky Swimming Foundation, through Mark's work, is extremely excited about taking the next steps in helping our foundation grow in order to better fulfill our mission," Husky Swimming Foundation president Brandon "BD" Brawz said.