Annmarie Kelly

Board of Directors, Discovery Institute

Annmarie is an active supporter of her interests and serves on a number of boards including the University of Washington Newman Center, Capital Campaign Committee for the Newman Center, the University of Dallas Board of Trustees, the University of Dallas Endowment Committee, the Advisory Board for AVM Biotechnology, the St. Alphonsus Parish School Founding Endowment Committee, Ambassador on behalf of 4US.ORG and the Discovery Institute Board of Directors.

She is an active tech investor, mostly local to her home town of Seattle. She is a founding member of 9 Mile Labs, a startup investor focused mainly on Seattle. She is also an investor of real estate in Texas and Washington. Annmarie also fundraises for Ryther Child Center. In the past several years she has co-founded a non-profit, testified before the Washington State Senate Justice Committee on human trafficking, served as both the speakers chair and member chair for the Seattle chapter of Legatus. She is currently a Court Appointed Special Advocate sworn into the King County court system through an organization called CASA so that she can represent abused and neglected children.

A native of Seattle she has four children and is married to Bob Kelly of Ignition Partners. She plays on 3-4 volleyball teams; coed, women’s masters indoor, grass and beach. She is a proud aunt to 56 nieces and nephews.