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We invest in youth in foster care, helping them secure the essential education, basic material needs, and social experiences they deserve.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Education
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 1988
  • Employees 75
  • Website

Company Summary

Treehouse is Washington’s leading nonprofit addressing the essential education and enrichment needs of 6,000 foster kids each year through programs that help them succeed in school, fulfill key material needs, and provide the important childhood experiences every child deserves. In 2012 Treehouse set an ambitious goal for foster youth in King County to graduate high school at the same rate as their peers with a plan for their future by 2017.


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    Janis Avery

    Janis Avery,
    Treehouse’s executive leader since 1995 has dedicated her life to improving the circumstances of children in foster care professionally as a social worker and in her home as the adoptive parent of two children from foster care.

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    Dawn Rains

    Dawn has been a senior member of the leadership team at Treehouse for four years and has 20 years of experience in nonprofit management and fund development, most recently at the Seattle Reparatory Theatre. She is a former foster parent.

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    Darrell Powell
    Director of Finance and Administration

    Darrel brings 20 years of finance and business experience. Prior to joining Treehouse, he served as a managing member at Pinnacle Development Group, and as principal and chief operations officer of Griffin, Hall & Associates LLC

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    Jessica Ross
    Director of Development

    Jessica has been with Treehouse for eight years and provides strategic leadership and direction for fundraising and volunteer engagement efforts at Treehouse.