Annie Clay is a hospice chaplain in Olympia, Washington. She is trained in elementary education and social work and is active in social justice issues within the local community. She traveled to Ethiopia in 2004 and saw the need for improved opportunities for children from poor families in rural areas. She visited the health center where her sister, Stephanie Garlichs, was working and met children who would become future beneficiaries of the Ethiopian Education Fund. Annie is a mother, partner and owner of a cute dog.