January 2020

Richard Woo Joins Tiedemann Advisors’ Impact Advisory Council

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Richard Woo Appointed to Tiedemann Advisors’ Impact Advisory Council

Former CEO of the Russell Family Foundation to bring three decades of nonprofit expertise to leading wealth advisory and impact firm

NEW YORK, January 8, 2020 – Tiedemann Advisors, one of the largest independent U.S. investment and wealth advisors for ultra-high-net-worth families, trusts, foundations, and endowments, announced today that Richard Woo has been named to its Impact Advisory Council. The council supports Tiedemann’s impact strategy and investment team and provides input into its strategy and ensures the firm, with more than $2.4 billion in impact investments, remains in the forefront of impact investing with its offering.

Mr. Woo joins the Impact Advisory Council with over three decades of experience working with foundations and charitable organizations, most recently at The Russell Family Foundation, where he served as CEO for 20 years. During his tenure, Mr. Woo worked with three generations of the Russell Family, where he partnered with the board to guide the foundation’s strategic planning, programs and community affairs. Prior to that, Mr. Woo spent 12 years at Levi Strauss & Co., where he focused on community relations, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, including three years as executive director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, overseeing global grantmaking in 40 countries.

“The diversity and tenure of our Impact Advisory Council has proven invaluable in ensuring our impact strategy remains genuine and allows clients to confidently invest with their values,” said Michael Tiedemann, “We’re thrilled to have Richard join the advisory council and we believe his background in leadership development and environmental sustainability will bring a unique set of interdisciplinary skills that will ultimately diversify our impact and investment practices broadly.”

Mr. Woo is a dedicated member of several boards and currently sits on the steering committee of Divest-Invest Philanthropy, and is a founding member of Canopy, a Pacific Northwest impact investing collaborative. Previously, Mr. Woo served as a board member of the Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Northwest and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California Davis.

“I am grateful to be among some of the leaders in the impact investing community as part of the advisory council and to have the opportunity to contribute to a firm I’ve grown to know so well over the years. We share a like-minded approach to impact, and I look forward to helping Tiedemann’s clientele align their portfolios with their mission and achieve their goals,” said Mr. Woo.

About Tiedemann Advisors

Tiedemann Advisors is an independent investment and wealth advisor for high-net-worth individuals, families, trusts, foundations and endowments. Founded in 1999, Tiedemann has nine offices across the U.S. and provides trust services through Tiedemann Trust Company, a state-chartered trust company located in Wilmington, Delaware. Together, Tiedemann oversees approximately $21 billion in assets under advisement with over $2.4 billion in impact investments1. For more information go to www.tiedemannadvisors.com.



1Assets under advisement and impact asset numbers are as of 07/2019.

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