Tricia Raikes (’78 Comm.) is co-founder of the Seattle-based Raikes Foundation, which she and her husband, Jeff, founded in 2002.
For her work addressing youth homelessness, Raikes was recognized as a Champion of Change by the Obama administration. She is a past trustee for the Washington State University Foundation and a Hall of Achievement inductee for the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.
Raikes recently shared her approach to philanthropy with Washington State Magazine, and discussed the importance of investing in young people and why the next generation fills her with optimism.
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While most Cougs know about the WSU Alumni Association’s various geographic chapters and clubs throughout the country, many don’t know about the WSUAA’s multicultural chapters.
The WSUAA has four multicultural chapters: the Asian American Pacific Islander Alumni Chapter (AAPI), Black Alumni Chapter, Chicana/o/x Latina/o/x Alumni Chapter (La Alianza de WSU), and Native American Alumni Chapter (Ku-Au-Mah Society).
The WSUAA formed these multicultural chapters to support the historically underrepresented groups within WSU’s student and alumni populations, foster collaboration between the chapters, promote the welfare of all WSU alums of color, and support the diversity initiatives of WSU and the WSUAA.
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