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Rachael Richards

Rachael Richards

Rachael K. Richards is the Executive Director of the Arthur B. Schultz Foundation (ABSF), working collaboratively with grassroots organizations to advance opportunities for women and people with physical disabilities in East Africa and Central America. Dedicated to the concept of local solutions to local issues, Rachael collaborates with ABSF’s partners to support holistic and equitable education, entrepreneurship, and inclusive practices which lead to sustainable and thriving communities. Currently, Rachael is working with her investment team to transition ABSF’s traditional endowment to a 100% impact and values-based portfolio. She is excited to expand her network and knowledge base as an Integrated Capital Fellow while continuing to learn creative approaches to financial capital management leading to a sustainable and balanced planet. Rachael graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology. For many years she explored remote mountain ranges around the globe as a mountain guide and senior mountaineering instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School. She later received a nursing degree from Georgetown University and taught for the Wilderness Medicine Institute before settling down in Lander, Wyoming with her husband and two children. Almost as passionate about women’s soccer as she is about our beautiful and wild planet, Rachael coaches her daughter’s competitive all-girls soccer team and takes every opportunity to explore the mountains and waterways of her backyard in the Rocky Mountains.