Ruel Olanday Jr.

Associate Advisor


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Ruel co-leads Seattle Foundation’s Youth Grantmaking Board program, facilitates the philanthropic intention of a portfolio of funds and supports and consults on various philanthropic programs and projects.

Ruel Olanday

Philanthropic Interests
and Passions


Youth leadership

Community engagement and leadership

Immigrant and refugee support

Ruel brings his drive for innovation, his background in youth development and education and his experience in the nonprofit sector to strengthen the Philanthropic Services team. Prior to his work at SeaFdn, Ruel was the Associate Director at Vietnamese Friendship Association, a small, grassroots organization working with newly arrived immigrant and refugee youth, families and communities to achieve educational and economic stability.

Ruel has been working at Seattle Foundation since 2015.

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