Lu Yang | Managing Director, Finance & Operations

Lu Yang
Managing Director, Finance & Operations

Lu manages financial planning and analysis for the foundation and executes organizational strategies focusing on change management and continuous improvement.

Lu Yang | Managing Director, Finance & Operations

Personal Philanthropic Interests
and Passions

  • Addressing homelessness
  • Women and girls empowerment
  • Health and wellness

Lu is the managing director of finance and operations, where she oversees FP&A and drives organizational best practices. Prior to joining Seattle Foundation, Lu was a mergers and acquisitions integration consultant with Moss Adams where she advised west coast clients on operational strategies and change management. Lu also spent time in financial planning and analysis at Starbucks Coffee Company in supply chain and business partnerships. Earlier in her career, Lu worked with early stage companies where she completed a successful IPO with Trupanion, a pet insurance provider based in Seattle.

Lu holds degrees in Accounting and Finance from Oregon State University. She is also a licensed CPA in the state of Washington. Lu is a board member of King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC), a nonprofit serving survivors and their families and engaging communities in building a world without sexual assault.  

In her spare time she volunteers at Olympic Sculpture Park. She also serves as finance advisor for her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta.

Lu has been working at Seattle Foundation since 2020.