Board of Directors

Stewart M. Landefeld


Stewart Landefeld is a Partner at Perkins Coie and past Chair of its national Corporate Practice Group. He has counseled businesses and nonprofits, and their boards of directors or trustees for over 30 years in the areas of corporate governance, securities compliance, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private equity investments. Among his clients have been businesses and professional sports team. He has served in leadership roles on nonprofit boards including the Pike Place Market PDA, The Seattle Foundation, Plymouth Housing Group, the Henry Art Gallery, the Pike Market Senior Center/Downtown Food Bank and the Seattle Art Museum. Stewart is pleased to serve on the Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation, which supports the needs of Western Washington nonprofits, with a focus on smaller social service and arts organizations.

Molly B. Stearns

Vice Chairperson

Molly Stearns is Chief Development Officer at Overlake Medical Center, where she leads efforts to raise funds to support Overlake’s programs and capital projects.  Prior to joining Overlake, she worked for the Seattle Foundation, where she led grantmaking, donor services and communication efforts.  She has worked in public and government affairs for Standard Oil Company (Indiana) and as a fundraising consultant for Charles Feldstein and Company.  She has more than 40 years of experience in community philanthropy and fundraising.  Molly has been adtive in many Seattle area community organizations and currently sits on the boards of the YMCA of Greater Seattle and the Downtown Bellevue Rotary Club.  She is pleased to join the Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation Board and values the critical role played by nonprofit organizations in Western Washington.

Colonel Betz


Colonel Betz is a Partner at Perkins Coie and current Firmwide Chair of its national Trust & Estate Planning Practice.  Colonel has practiced for over 20 years and is focused primarily on personal, tax and estate planning for individuals and families as well as the representation of fiduciaries in estate and trust administration. He advises clients on a broad range of basic and sophisticated estate planning strategies, including the formation and administration of charitable entities and the tax effects of giving. He has served in many leadership roles at Perkins Coie and on nonprofit boards, and advises nonprofit entities on charitable giving strategies.  Colonel has lived his entire life in Western Washington, and is pleased and committed to serving on the Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation Board and furthering the mission it serves in the same region.