PJ Watters

Director of Gift Planning

PJ moved to the Northwest as a newlywed in 1981 after U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley recruited her husband’s computer company to Spokane. With decades of experience as a development officer and nonprofit leader, she joined the Innovia Foundation staff in October 2005 to assist donors and their professional advisors in designing legacies that will be impactful and long remembered.

PJ’s degrees include a Master of Health Science/Health Education from Whitworth University and a Bachelor in Fine Art from UCSB. Her volunteer leadership includes chairing local boards for the Red Cross, Heart Association and Youth Commission, as well as serving as a national examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. PJ was recognized in 2015 by Catalyst magazine as one of 12 Women Business Leaders in the category of “Movers & Shakers.” PJ has finished 30-plus Bloomsday events and is a once-is-enough marathon finisher. In 2018, she completed writing and publishing a trilogy of historic romance novels based on 62 actual letters written by a love-struck 16-year-old Harvard scholar in the 1850s.

Gallup CliftonStrengths: Connectedness, Strategic, Achiever, Communication, Activator

P: 509-343-5751   E: pjwatters@innovia.org