Dee Athey

Dee Athey is the Director of Grants and Community Engagement at the Foundation. Dee directs the Foundation’s donor-recommended and discretionary grants. 

She has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit work and program development, management and evaluation. She led community service initiatives, developed funding proposals, managed grant programs, directed fundraising efforts, worked with donors and built strategic partnerships benefiting nonprofit organizations.

Dee lives in Jessup with her husband and loves summer weather, reading, cooking and spending time in nature. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and a Master of Science from The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. As a Texas native, Dee loves football and is always on the quest for good Tex-Mex food. 

Dee’s favorite things about Howard County are the county’s diverse population, Patapsco Valley State Park, and being able to enjoy a true Fall Season every year.