Co-Founder, Raikes Foundation
Tricia Raikes is the co-founder of the Raikes Foundation, which works toward a just and inclusive society where all young people have the support they need to reach their full potential. The foundation focuses on youth-serving systems, seeking to make them work better on behalf of the most marginalized young people in our society.
Based in Seattle, the Raikes Foundation focuses on using the science of learning and development to advance more equitable learning environments; preventing and ending youth and young adult homelessness; and improving the quality of expanded learning programs. The foundation recently launched an initiative aimed at increasing the effectiveness of philanthropic giving.
Tricia serves on the Stanford University Graduate School of Education Advisory Council and the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, she was a member of the Stanford University Taskforce for Undergraduate Education, Trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation and the Washington State University Foundation. She is also a former board member of the College Success Foundation in Washington State and Washington D.C., the King County Boys & Girls Club and a former board member and campaign chair of the United Way of King County.
Tricia has been recognized as a White House Champion of Change for her work on Youth Homelessness, a Women of Influence by Puget Sound Business Journal, and a Humanitarian Super Hero by ParentMap.
Tricia’s professional background includes leadership of Creative Services at Microsoft Corporation and as co-founder of Marketing Partners, a technology marketing communications firm. She holds a BA in Communications from Washington State University.