Director of Advancement

Sydney Jansen



Sydney is a seasoned professional with over 12 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising. With a certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Washington and a track record of success, Sydney has held every position in a development shop and is well-versed in all aspects of fundraising strategy and execution.  Sydney joined Cornish College of the Arts as the Director of Advancement in August 2023. At Cornish, Sydney is working to build and grow the college’s fundraising program and team and help increase Cornish’s impact throughout the arts and higher education community in Seattle. Sydney was previously the Vice President of Development at Washington Policy Center and has raised over $35 million in her career. Sydney graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Political Science and continues to give back to the community, working with students as a mentor in the schools Nonprofit Mentorship Program. In her free time, Sydney likes to spend time traveling, exploring new Seattle restaurants and taking walks with her English Lab.


Political Science, BA
University of Washington