Tricia Raikes is the co-founder of the Raikes Foundation with her husband, Jeff. The foundation works toward a just and inclusive society where all young people have the support they need to reach their full potential. The foundation also works to increase the effectiveness of philanthropic giving through its Impact-Driven Philanthropy Initiative.
Tricia was recognized as a White House Champion of Change by President Barack Obama for her work on youth homelessness. Tricia serves on the Stanford University Graduate School of Education Advisory Council, the Stanford University Undergraduate Cabinet and the Advisory Board of the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also on the Advisory Boards for the Beecher’s Foundation and the Brotman Baty Institute for Personalized Medicine. Previously, she was a member of the Stanford University Task Force for Undergraduate Education and a board member of the Washington State University Foundation. She is also a former board member of the College Success Foundation in Washington State and Washington D.C. Together, she and Jeff co-chaired the United Way of King County’s 2006-07 Campaign.