Director of Development, Seattle Operations, WSU Athletics
Local Board Member, Seattle
Emily Neighbors joined the Cougar Athletic Fund in June 2019 as Director of Development, Seattle Operations. In her role with the CAF, Neighbors is responsible for development and engagement efforts in the greater Seattle area.
Prior to the CAF, Neighbors spent seven seasons with the Washington Redskins, most recently serving as the Director of Community and Charitable Programs for the Redskins Charitable Foundation. In this position she oversaw and lead the development of more than 125 annual events and programs focused on youth education and health and wellness in the DC Metro Area. Preceding the move to the East Coast she also spent time with the WSU Foundation, working as the Regional Coordinator for development officers in the Seattle office in 2011-12.
A lifelong Coug, Neighbors received her bachelor’s degree in communication from WSU in 2011 and went on to receive a master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University in 2014.