Executive Director and Staff

Kim Dunbar, Executive Director

In 2017 Kim joined the foundation to assist with donor management administration, financial analysis and overall program support. In July of 2018 Kim took over the Executive Director position following Arlene Abbott’s retirement.

Her background includes 15 years at The Boeing Company in project management and finance. She attended the University of Washington (GO DAWGS!) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. Kim also earned a Master Certification in Project Management while at Boeing.

Chelan is a return home for Kim as her parents are Chelan High alumni and she was even born at our very own Chelan hospital! Kim is active in the community and a Lake Chelan Rotarian. Outside of work you will find Kim walking her dog Daisy, paddleboarding, on the sidelines cheering on her two teenagers at their many sporting events or simply enjoying a glass of wine.

Virginia Murphy, Administrative Assistant


Veteran Administrative Assistant Virginia Murphy joined the Foundation in 1994. She is responsible for the Foundation’s bookkeeping, donor and scholarship administration and historical records. Murphy has lived in the Lake Chelan Valley, working with local business, since 1988. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Oregon State University.