Candy Marshall

Candy Marshall portrait photo

Candy Marshall is the president of TheDream.US – a national scholarship program for Dreamers.  Candy came to TheDream.US after serving 8 years as a leader at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  As chief human resources officer, Candy led the expansion of the foundation and then joined the Global Health Programs where she led the implementation of a comprehensive plan to implement and improve the effectiveness of the Foundation’s 25+ global programs with over 500 people and a $3.0B annual budget.  Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Candy worked spent over 10 years in the software industry as outside legal counsel to a number of Pacific Northwest software companies, including 9 years as a software executive where she led numerous initiatives to position the company for increased growth and global competitiveness.

Candy is a philanthropic leader in the Pacific Northwest.  She is immediate past-Chair of the Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation Board of Trustees and serves as an advisor on the Advisory Committee for the YUSA Strategic Initiatives Fund.  She has previously served on a number of other non-profit boards including the Washington Global Health Alliance, the Seattle Arts and Sciences Academy, the YMCA of Greater Seattle, and Seattle City Club.

Alongside her career as an executive, Candy is the mother of two college students, founder and member of a 25+ year Seattle book club, frequent speaker and emcee on behalf of non-profits and associations, and enjoys running, bicycling, yoga, scuba diving, fly fishing, & skiing.

Candy earned a law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law, with distinction, Order of the Coif, and a bachelor’s degree in public administration.

“These are our children and they should have the same educational opportunities as all other American children.”