Co-founder, Campion Foundation
Funders Together Board Member
Sonya brings a successful career in fundraising to the field of philanthropy, with 25 years of development experience working with more than 125 organizations and successfully completing more than 25 major capital campaigns through her work as principal of The Collins Group, a regional fundraising consulting firm. She is a strong believer in the power of philanthropy and is an international fundraising speaker and trainer having recently taught at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands, as well as co-chairing with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation the launch of the Northwest affiliate of Funders Together to End Homelessness.
Along with her husband, Sonya is co-founder and trustee of the Campion Foundation, which focuses on permanently preserving wilderness and ending homelessness. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, Seattle-King-Snohomish County YWCA, Whitman College Board of Overseers, and the WA State Association of Fundraising Professionals. In addition, she is serving as co-chair for the Methow Land Conservancy’s Capital Campaign. She holds a B.A. in psychology with a minor in political science from Whitman College, and can often be found in wild places, from the Methow Valley to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.