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Chief Executive Officer

Local Address: Seattle, Washington, United States
The Russell Family Foundation
3025 Harborview Dr.
Gig Harbor , Washington 98335
United States

Company Description: The Puyallup Watershed Initiative is full of hundreds of community members who share a common interest or passion within the watershed, and work toget

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's degree , English
    University of California at Davis
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Leadership Legacy Award, 12 Mar 2015 [cached]
Richard Woo, CEO, Russell Family Foundation
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Free Podcast: Interview with Richard Woo, Russell Family Foundation
Board Members and Advisors - Confluence Philanthropy, 29 Oct 2013 [cached]
Richard Woo, Executive Director, The Russell Family Foundation
Confluence Working Groups
Mission-Related Investing in Fisheries Steering Committee
Meet the CEO > The Russell Family Foundation, 13 Aug 2014 [cached]
Meet the CEO: Richard Woo Some people call Richard a seasoned grantmaker. But he prefers the word "marinated", given how many years he's been at this work.
Before joining The Russell Family Foundation in 2000, Richard worked for nearly twelve years at Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco in community relations, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. He finished his company time as executive director of the Levi Strauss Foundation. Earlier in his career, Richard spent fourteen years working on community health and youth development in Northern California nonprofit organizations.
Richard serves on the board of directors of Philanthropy Northwest and is a member of the Visiting Committee for the Masters in Nonprofit Leadership Program at Seattle University. He is a past board member of Northern California Grantmakers, Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and the Council on Foundations.
We invite you to watch this brief video as Richard talks candidly about curiosity, risk-taking and learning.
"The act of giving is about putting your money where your heart is...when you do that then you are aligning your passions with your words and ultimately your actions. And that is what we are trying to do here as a Foundation, is to try to bring all of those things into alignment."
~ Richard Woo
Richard Woo CEO, The ..., 8 Nov 2014 [cached]
Richard Woo CEO, The Russell Family Foundation Board Member, Council on Foundations Board Member, Philanthropy Northwest
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