2009 Recipient—Maxine Barnard

Maxine Barnard is the epitome of a community catalyst for positive change. Her philanthropic service spans six decades on many levels, including active participation in volunteer positions with her Alma Mater the University of Washington.

Highlights of her volunteer work include:

  • Junior League of Seattle, President (1981–1982)
  • University of Washington President Board, Chair
  • UW Alumni Association, Chair
  • UW Tyee Advisory Board, first female Chair
  • NCAA Regional Women’s Basketball Tournament, Chair
  • UW Foundation Board, several positions
  • UW Don James Retirement Celebration, Co-chair
  • UW HEC Ed, closing, opening celebrations
  • NCAA recertification committee
  • Academic Integrity committee
  • United Way Volunteer Services Department and training committee
  • King County alcoholism and substance abuse, Administrative Board
  • Seattle Center Advisory Commission
  • Seattle Center Youth Arts committee, Chair
  • Seattle Area Guild for Retarded children, Board
  • King County Health Planning Council
  • Washington State Film Council
  • City Club
  • DSHA State of Washington, Regional Advisory Committee
  • MetroCenter YMCA “America in Transition” project
  • Republican convention, Host Committee
  • Imagine the children—alcohol and drug information—Co-founder and President
  • Eastside Performing Arts Center
  • Bellevue Convention Center
  • Seattle Center Youth Arts Academy
  • Performing arts center eastside (Tateuchi Center)
  • American Center Society National Peer Review Committee on Molecular Genetics and Oncogenesis

Maxine received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington and worked as a caseworker at the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services. Later she was a partner at Northwest Interior Decorators and Multi-M Productions.