With his wife Tricia, Jeff Raikes helps lead the Raikes Foundation, which works to address the challenges of early adolescence and reduce youth homelessness. “We really think of ourselves as temporary stewards of a portion of society’s wealth, with the responsibility to figure out how to put that back into society,” says Raikes. It seems Raikes’ second career has the potential to be even more world-changing than his first."
As “catalytic philanthropists,” Jeff Raikes and others try to use their work to catalyze long-term change. To do that well, Raikes says it “comes down to the appropriate use of your reputation and your voice.”
Learn more about catalytic philanthropy at The Bridgespan Group.