Tamara Ritchey Powers
Having “retired” from work in marketing and market research nearly 25 years ago in order to raise her kids, Tamara has devoted her non-child-raising efforts since then to nonprofit work.
Tamara served on the board of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles for nine years, including work on the Strategic Planning and Executive Committees. She has also served on the board of The Wonder of Reading, a literacy organization that helped build over 200 libraries in local public elementary schools; and is currently on the board of The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor, where she chairs the Development Committee. After twenty years as an advisory board member for The Children’s Partnership, she is now a founding board member.
In 2013, Tamara chaired the Grant Screening Board for The Everychild Foundation, a women’s foundation that makes a $1 million grant each year to a child-based organization in the Los Angeles area. She served on the steering committee for a capital campaign for a new pool at the local high school, and was a member of the district’s bond measure oversight committee for several years.
An active community volunteer, Tamara has led parent groups and fundraising efforts at Chadwick School, as well as leading a local mother-daughter philanthropy group, including volunteering significant hours to a range of local non-profits.
Tamara received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and continues to be actively involved in fundraising for both.