Northwest Fundraising was founded to provide a simple, well organized method of raising large amounts of money with minimum volunteer requirements.
Our company was started in June of 1993 to better serve the needs of schools and parent organizations in the Pacific Northwest. From humble beginnings, we now occupy our own building in Enumclaw, WA with over 10,000 square feet of office/warehouse/freezer space to accommodate our customers with unmatched customer service and delivery response. Our full-time staff of customer service, office, warehouse, and sales personnel are always ready to assist you with the special needs of your fundraising program.
Contact us at 1-800-779-1706 or click here to send an email from our contact page.
I have worked with Northwest Fundraising for almost a year now between our FundRunners program and currently as a Territory Manager. I moved to Seattle from New Hampshire and Maine is where I attended college. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, golf and anything outside enjoying the beautiful outdoors that Washington has to offer!
I have been involved in the fundraising industry for over 15 years. My passion is building relationships with schools and helping them reach their fundraising goals. It has been a real blessing the friendships that have been formed because of my job, sometimes it is hard to believe it is work!! I am a true Washingtonian, born and raised in Bellevue and I now call Lake Tapps home. My daughter is currently studying law at Gonzaga University School of Law so I spend many weekends traveling to Spokane to visit and spend time with her. Outside of work I enjoy working in my yard and painting furniture. It is not uncommon to see me covered in paint splatters on the weekend!
Born in the great Northwest to a government family, I’ve had the opportunity to see a lot of different places. No matter where I go, though, the Northwest has always been home.
I ended up in this field through practical experience. I worked as a teacher in public and private schools for 10 years and, at the end of the day, I felt that there was an opportunity to offer fundraising programs that would be more beneficial to the community and culture within the school, in addition to helping schools reach their monetary goals.
I was introduced to David and Northwest Fundraising through a close friend. When I met with him and he began to tell me about Northwest Fundraising, the more I heard, the more I wanted to be part of it. Everyone on our team is good spirited and focused on making a positive impact on our schools and our community.
When I’m not working with you, I can be found performing with my band, reading, and hiking.
I grew up in Bellevue, Washington and currently live in Lake Oswego, Oregon. I have been working for NW fundraising for three years. My number one goal is to help kids raise money for their school, teams and clubs. I have worked for different fundraising companies but the one thing I love about NW fundraising is that it is local, friendly and efficient. I will be with you every step of the way at the beginning, during an end of your sale! I look forward to working with you soon!
Clark “Lightning” Hamby
I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA where I learned at an early age that staying fit and building individuality is important in our youth. Learning to not care what others thought about me, as long as I was doing something I love. I studied communications in college where I learned how important communicating is to upholding my individuality. My culture and education has shaped me into someone who will always give their time back to the community in any way possible. That is how I found my new home here in Seattle with NW Fundraising, and I’m excited to help grow our youth one school at a time!
John “Big Dog” Stobbie
I have been managing Fun Run events nationwide since 2013 and I have enjoyed every minute of it! I am originally from Florida and I studied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida, Go Gators! I have a huge passion for working with kids and inspiring them to live healthier, active lifestyles. The Fun Run program has given me the opportunity to help influence and shape the lives of so many students. That is why I do everything I can to ensure excellence in every single event.
As the newest addition to the Northwest Fundraising team, I am so happy to be working with a company that is based in my hometown. I have lived in Enumclaw most of my life and supporting the community that helped raise me is one of the many perks that makes my job wonderful. I work solely as the customer service representative, and also with small group sales such as Enumclaw High Schools FCCLA.
I have a background in music, and theatre and am on the board for a youth theatre company that is also based in Enumclaw. If I’m not singing or performing, then you can probably find me baking some delicious cupcakes in the kitchen or playing with my two wonderful dogs.
I was introduced to NWFR as a PTA president when our school used the company for a fall catalog sale. When my kids grew up, I contacted Mary to see if she needed any help around the office as I live in Enumclaw. That was almost 4 years ago. I love a good book!
Mary (Martinson) Chess
I have been part of the Northwest Fundraising family for 17 years. I truly enjoy my job and the people I get to deal with. When I’m not here at the office, you will usually find me in the garden or the kitchen. I’m always up for a good recipe swap!
I have been involved in school fundraising in the Northwest since 1984 and I apply my experience to every project! My children attended schools in both Bellevue and White River school districts and I currently have grandchildren in the Tahoma, Seattle, and Lake Oswego school districts. In my spare time you might find me playing a little folk rock with one of the guitars, mandolins or ukuleles that I’ve collected over the years or, if it’s a nice day, on the golf course!