Meike Weyrauch is a seasoned non-profit development professional who has raised millions of dollars for organizations ranging from community empowerment, reproductive rights, health and disabilities, environment, and end of life care and advocacy. Meike began her career working as a Volunteer in Service to America in low-income minority communities in New York State, where she worked and lived in a Black neighborhood.
While working on Jesse Jackson’s first presidential bid, Meike moved to California, and in 1984 served as a delegate at the convention and attended his Rainbow Coalition speech. She moved with her family to Kelso, Washington 15 years ago, working to raise funds for The Audubon Society of Portland, the AFS International Student Exchange, the Compassion & Choices national office, and Death with Dignity. She is now mostly retired while helping organizations through her fundraising consulting firm, DonorRelationshipConculting. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in American Government from the New York State University at Stonybrook, New York.
Meike lives in Castle Rock, where she recently co-founded “Castle Rock against Racism.” She enjoys the rural home life she shares with her husband, a friend, her elderly parents, two dogs, and a cat. Meike loves playing games with her two grown sons, outdoor activities, and travel. Recently, she drove solo to New York and back in her van, visiting national treasures such as The Badlands and The Arches National Parks. She and her husband are often heading out with their boat on the Cowlitz or Columbia River to catch fish or crabs.