Rae Richman Director
Rae Richman is a senior philanthropic leader with more than fifteen years experience providing strategic consulting to organizations of all sizes, including family and corporate foundations, leading nonprofits and a wide range of Fortune 500 global corporations. Currently the Director of the Bay Area office of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), her funding expertise includes climate change and environmental protection, education, and social entrepreneurship. She has also been actively involved in RPA’s leadership on the issue of impact investing.
Rae is formerly a consultant with expertise in corporate social responsibility, meeting facilitation and organizational development. Prior to starting her own consultancy for values-based organizations, she was Senior Manager of Consulting Services at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), working with Fortune 500 companies to facilitate their stakeholder engagement efforts, assist them in implementing more socially responsible policies and practices, and provide counsel on issues of global corporate community engagement. Rae brings to her work a decade of marketing and production experience at entertainment, multimedia and high-tech companies.
She received her BA from the University of Virginia and her MBA from the UC Berkeley/Columbia University Executive MBA program. Rae serves as a Board Member and Officer of the Burning Man Project.
Areas of expertise: Environment, arts, education, foundation management, family philanthropy, meeting facilitation, mission-related investing