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Tory Read

Tory Read

Tory Read specializes in coaching, advising and connecting high-net-worth people who want to use their wealth to build a just and regenerative world. She has worked at the intersection of philanthropy and activism for decades, most recently as program director at Climate Emergency Fund, where she led fundraising and grantmaking to amp up public protest calling for transformational action to meet the climate crisis. Prior to this, Tory was senior global strategist at Greenpeace and led the development of the organization’s global campaign for a plastic-free future, including recruiting donors to fund the Greenpeace campaign and the Break Free From Plastic movement. Tory has also worked extensively for foundations, government aid agencies and international NGOs to evaluate their efforts to halt ecological degradation, uphold indigenous rights and foster local regenerative enterprises. She is a creative systems thinker with expertise in social movements, community organizing, storytelling, mass mobilization and legal, finance and culture campaign strategies. She holds an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri and a BA in humanities from Stanford. Tory has studied design thinking and the business of start-ups at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and she is a certified executive coach. Based in Oakland, CA, she speaks Indonesian and French, and she loves hiking, camping, dancing to live music and working in her garden while her kitties eat grass and chase bugs.