Sonya Campion

Campion Advocacy Fund

Sonya Campion is the co-founder of the Campion Foundation and the Campion Advocacy Fund (501c4), added to strategically advance the organization’s focus on permanently preserving wilderness, ending homelessness through advocacy and systemic change and strengthening the capacity of the nonprofit sector.  She works to leverage change in many ways: as a leader in Funders Together to end Homelessness, a national network of foundations supporting strategic grant making and advocacy to end homelessness; founding Philanthropy Northwest’s Capacity Building Learning Circle, a network of 70+ northwest foundations committed to strengthening the non-profit sector; and launching the Stand for your Mission Board Advocacy Campaign with BoardSource to mobilize Board members for effective social change. Previous to her work at Campion Foundation, she served for 18 years as vice president of The Collins Group, a regional fundraising consulting firm, working with over 100 organizations and raising over $500 million in capital and major gifts campaigns. She is a national trainer and speaker on catalytic fundraising and innovative philanthropy and is committed to strengthening the fundraising profession in order to leverage more effective philanthropy. She holds a B.A. in psychology with a minor in political science from Whitman College, and can often be found in wild, natural settings, from the Methow Valley to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.