Jeff and Tricia Raikes

Co-founders, Raikes Foundation

Jeff and Tricia Raikes are co-founders 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. The couple first met at Microsoft Corporation, where Tricia led the company’s Creative Services Division and Jeff later served as president of the Microsoft Business Division. After a 27-year career at Microsoft, Jeff served as CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2008 to 2014. He is chair of the Stanford University Board of Trustees and sits on the boards of Costco Wholesale and, along with Tricia, the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tricia has been recognized as a White House Champion of Change for the foundation’s work on youth homelessness. Jeff and Tricia have three children and live in Seattle.


Family Philanthropy Speaks

Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with Jeff and Tricia Raikes

Posted on February 1, 2021 by Jeff and Tricia Raikes, Nicholas A. Tedesco

Jeff and Tricia Raikes, founders of the Seattle-based Raikes Foundation, are using their platform to push other donors to embrace and advance racial justice. In this Family Philanthropy Speaks conversation, Jeff and Tricia join Nick Tedesco to discuss how they have changed practices and acknowledged privilege throughout their donor journey. Jeff shares the value of diversifying their network, which opens… Read More