Albers School of Business and Economics


Molly Stearns

Executive Director
Overlake Hospital Foundation & Auxiliaries

Job Description

Molly Stearns joined Overlake Medical Center in 2010 to lead philanthropic development for the hospital and direct the Overlake Medical Center Foundation and Auxiliaries.

Employment History

Stearns came to Overlake from the Seattle Foundation, where she was instrumental in developing the organization into one of the nation’s largest community foundations. Stearns has over years of experience in philanthropy and fundraising. Before that, Stearns worked in public affairs for Standard Oil Company (Indiana) and as a fundraising consultant for Charles Feldstein and Company and Campbell and Company. Stearns is active in many community organizations including the YMCA of Greater Seattle Association Board, the Metropolitan Seattle Chamber of Commerce Board and Executive Committee and the Downtown Bellevue Rotary Club.


Stearns holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University and a M.A. from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Science Administration.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Prefer to meet in Bellevue in the morning or during lunch.