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Paul Butler

Board Member
About

Paul serves as a program officer for the Schultz Family Foundation in Seattle, Washington. His work focuses on improving the lives of youth experiencing homelessness, and Opportunity Youth disconnected from work and education. Paul manages investments focused on stabilizing youth experiencing housing crisis and providing meaningful opportunities to upward mobility.

Before joining the Foundation, Paul was a social impact consultant in Seattle, providing project management, strategy development, and campaign research to various organizations focused on global health, plastic pollution and local policy change. Paul also served as the Homelessness Program Lead at Paul G. Allen Philanthropies, which invested in innovative housing solutions, youth homelessness prevention and increasing the capacity of shelters in King County. Paul previously worked as one of the founding members of the Paul G. Allen Ebola Program, a $100M program that aimed to address the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak through rapid response and health systems grants.

Prior to his work on Ebola, Paul worked on a variety of portfolios at Paul G. Allen Philanthropies, including elephant conservation, community development in Sub-Saharan Africa and environmental issues. Paul sits on the Board of Directors of Compass Housing Alliance, KUOW Public Radio, and the J Red Peach Foundation.

Paul graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and French. He earned a Master’s in International Public Policy and Diplomacy from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.