White House Author
Co-President of the 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 help young people reach their full potential. Her commitment to addressing youth homelessness spans volunteer service at an organization providing emergency services for homeless youth, participating in annual One Night Counts of her region’s homeless, co-chairing a regional “systems-building” planning process, and overseeing the Foundation’s grantmaking to address homelessness. Ms. Raikes’ community service has included leadership on boards including those of the College Success Foundation, the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska, the United Way of King County (where she served as co-chair of the 2006-07 United Way of King County Campaign), the Washington State University Foundation and King County Boys & Girls Club, as well as Stanford University’s Task Force on Undergraduate Education. Drawing on a successful career in marketing communications, she hopes to raise awareness of the needs of our community’s most vulnerable young people and to help facilitate solutions for success.