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Speaker Lineup
Catalist National Conference Feb 23-25, 2020
Seattle, WA at Motif Hotel


Sunday, February 23: Dinner Keynote

Tricia Raikes, co-founder of the Raikes Foundation

The Raikes Foundation was established in 2002 and works toward a just and inclusive society where all young people have the support they need to reach their full potential. The foundation works at the systems level to ensure classrooms enable all students to thrive and to stem the flow of young people into homelessness. The foundation also recently launched an initiative to connect individual donors with the information and resources they need to achieve meaningful impact with their giving.

For the past few years the Raikes Foundation has been deeply invested in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization, through its programmatic work and throught the philanthropic sector. During the conference, Tricia will draw upon experiences from her life tha have helped her and the foundation hone their focus on equity as the guiding principle for all their work. Please find more detailed information around their work in The Growth Mindset.

Tricia was recognized by President Barack Obama as a White House Champion of Change in 2009 for her work on youth homelessness, a Woman of Influence by Puget Sound Business Journal and was awarded the 2017 Ginger Ackerley Community Service Award by the Seattle Storm. Tricia’s professional background includes leadership of Creative Services at Microsoft Corporation. In addition to being a member of WaWF since 2009, Tricia was instrumental in the founding of the Catalist affiliate Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN), which adapted the WaWF model of collective giving grantmaking to a university setting.  

Monday, February 24: Breakfast Plenary

We have exciting announcements coming soon, so stay tuned!


Monday, February 24: Lunch Plenary


Ijeoma Oluo

Ijeoma is a Seattle-based Writer, Speaker and Internet Yeller. Her work on social issues such as race and gender has been published in *The Guardian*, *The Stranger*, *Washington Post*, *ELLE Magazine*, *NBC News* and more. Her NYT bestselling first book, So You Want To Talk About Race, was released January 2018 with Seal Press. 

Monday, February 24: Dinner Plenary

We have exciting announcements coming soon, so stay tuned!


Tuesday, February 25: Breakfast Plenary

Vu Le, Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps

Vu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities.

Check out Vu's blog here!  nonprofitaf.com

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