George F. Russell, Jr. Fund
A native of Tacoma, Washington, George pioneered the business of pension fund consulting in the late 1960s. He is a well-known advocate of diversified global investing and, along with Warren Buffett, was named in 1993 as one of the four most influential people in the world of institutional investing, in addition to numerous other awards.
George built Frank Russell Company from one part-time secretary in 1958 to one of the world's leading investment advisory firms. He served as chairman from 1958 until the firm was sold to Northwestern Mutual Life in 1999. The company is often recognized by the stock market index The Russell 2000, which is one of a large number of Russell indexes around the world, many more than any other index group offers.
Internationally known as an advocate for narrowing the gap between the "haves" and the "have nots", George has focused on a number of challenges over the years: the promotion of globalization, the destruction of nuclear waste, strengthening U.S.-Russian relations, ground-level humanitarian projects, and bridging the current divide between Muslims and non-Muslims in America. In the recent past his focus has been more local, supporting basic community needs.
The George F. Russell, Jr. Fund supports nonprofits that reflect the lifelong interests of George.
The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals for this fund.