Tricia Raikes

Tricia Raikes

Co-Founder, Raikes Foundation

Tricia Raikes is co-president of the Raikes Foundation where she leads the Foundation's efforts to be a catalyst for innovative, collaborative and pragmatic solutions to build agency in adolescents so they are empowered with the mindsets and learning strategies to succeed in school, career and life.

In addition to her work at the Raikes Foundation, Tricia is an active community service leader. She is a long-time supporter of United Way of King County where she currently serves on the Brand/Marketing Committee and served as co-chair of the 2006-07 United Way of King County Campaign. Her leadership in higher education includes service on the Board of Directors of the College Success Foundation in both Washington State and Wash DC, and the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska. She is also a member of the Seattle University Youth Initiative Advisory Board, the University of Washington's Futures Committee, and Stanford University's Task Force on Undergraduate Education. Previously, she was as Trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation and the Washington State University Foundation. Tricia is also a former board member of the King County Boys & Girls Club and served as Board President of the Redmond-Kirkland Boys & Girls Club.

Previously, Tricia had a successful career in marketing communications. She co-founded Marketing Partners to provide marketing services to high tech firms. From 1981-1986, Tricia built the creative services organization for Microsoft Corporation. As Director of Creative services, she provided key leadership to a young, growing company and established a high level of quality and excellence in marketing communications. She held positions with Grey Advertising in their New York City headquarters and Chiat Day Advertising in Seattle, Washington.

In 2007, the Puget Sound Business Journal honored Tricia as one of its Women of Influence. In 2012 ParentMap has named Tricia their Humanitarian SuperHero.

Ms. Raikes holds a bachelor's degree from Washington State University. She is a native of Seattle, Washington where she resides with her husband Jeff and their three children.