Richard Russell currently serves as Board President of The Russell Family Foundation. He is the eldest son of George and Jane Russell. Richard is a Seattle-based communications facilitator, media producer, fine artist and musician. He is a Stanford University graduate, with additional training by the Grove Consultants International (pioneers in the use of graphic language in business situations).


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The Lasting Value of Transparency

Posted on January 25, 2018 by Richard Russell, Richard Woo

Transparency enhances our ability to learn, to lead, to reach consensus, and even agree to disagree. That’s because adopting a mindset of transparency encourages deeper participation and helps us stay focused on our mission. As a result, we tend to be more successful and satisfied working together because we know more about what’s going on… Read More
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Nurturing Relationships with Transparency

Posted on September 28, 2017 by Richard Russell, Richard Woo

Transparency is a powerful force when used appropriately. The trick is deciding what is “appropriate” across a wide range of contacts and interactions. In our prior blog posts, we shared our experience cultivating transparency through the lens of finding balance and sharing knowledge. This time around, we want to concentrate on ways to harness transparency for mutual benefit… Read More

Balancing Family Privacy and Public Trust: Transparency in Family Philanthropy

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Chris Rurik, Richard Russell, Richard Woo

While transparency is an important value in principle, what do you do when your foundation’s privacy is also your family’s privacy? How do we balance the need for public accountability with a family’s right to privacy? What do the tough but important questions regarding transparency and accountability mean for family philanthropy and how can foundations think strategically about these questions?… Read More