2019 Recipient—Maria Mackey

Maria Mackey was the recipient Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Community Service Award for the 2019-2020 League year.

Maria is a Seattle native who has spent the past few decades contributing to the growth of the city and tirelessly supporting the arts in Seattle. Mackey has been a Director with Vulcan Real Estate since 2003 and leads the financing activities for Paul Allen’s real estate investment portfolio as well as providing real estate support for Allen Institute, MoPOP, Flying Heritage Combat Armor Museum, Living Computers Museum + Labs, and other affiliates.   Prior to coming home to join Vulcan Real Estate when it was formed, Mackey was CFO for a real estate investor in the San Francisco Bay Area for seven years.  She started her career in real estate finance in 1977, after graduating from Willamette University with a degree in Economics and Political Science.

With a passion for volunteering, Mackey’s first love was the Junior League of Seattle, which she joined in 1989 and where she served as President in 2001-02.   Her extensive community involvement has focused on the arts.  She is currently the Treasurer of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Board, Vice President of the Pilchuck Glass School Board (and chair of its 50th Anniversary Committee), a Trustee of the MOHAI Board, an advisory board member of Seattle Shakespeare Company and member of its Capital Campaign Cabinet, and Treasurer of the board of Neural Education. Additionally, Mackey was a founding member of the ArtsFund Associates Board, and PNB Stars.

For decades, Maria Mackey has served as a catalyst for action and support of the arts community in Seattle and provided leadership for women in our community who are passionate about making an impact. “I am truly honored to be this year’s Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Award recipient and join the impressive list of previous recipients that I truly revere and look up to,” states Mackey.