Michelle Benetua

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Programs

Michelle (she/her) works with groups championing public space projects throughout Seattle, focusing on leadership development, planning, and strategy so that our public spaces are designed by, for, and with the people most impacted by environmental injustices. She has spent her career facilitating cross-cultural and community-based leadership to enhance civic engagement, promote food justice, and improve access to safe places to play. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Evans School at the University of Washington, with certificates in nonprofit management and international development. A Seattle resident since 2001, Michelle takes refuge in natural spaces outside of the city—hiking, camping, kayaking, and skiing. She can also be found on the sidelines of Seattle’s many athletic fields and wooded parks, cheering on her kids in soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, and cross-country running.

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To make a donation by mail, please send a check payable to Seattle Parks Foundation to:

PO Box 3541
Seattle, WA 98124-3541

If your gift is intended for one of our community partners, please add their name in the memo line or with an accompanying note.

A tax receipt will be mailed to you upon receipt of your contribution.

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Donate Your Car

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?

Donate it to Seattle Parks Foundation!

We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment, and other motorized vehicles. All or part of your donation may be tax deductible.

To get started, simply complete the online donation form or call 855.500.7433 or 855.500.RIDE to speak to a representative. You can also read more at careasy.org.

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?