Randi Shade

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Randi Shade

1991 Global Fellow
Founder of Echoing Green Funded Project

Randi Shade 1991 Global Fellow


Randi has lived in Austin for more than 20 years, working in the public, private and nonprofit sector. She has served as the Executive Director of the Austin Entrepreneurs Foundation, and as CEO of Charitygift, an Internet company she founded in 1999 and sold to a publicly traded company in 2005. Randi's career in public service includes four years in the Governor's Office (1992 – 1996) as the founding Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service, during which time she launched and managed the AmeriCorps program statewide. Randi Shade served on the Austin City Council from July, 2008 to June, 2011. In her first term of office, Randi served as Chair of the City Council's Public Health and Human Services Committee, and has also served on the Audit and Finance Committee, Emerging Technology and Telecommunications Committee, and the Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprise and Small Business Committee. Randi is currently the Chair of Jewish Federation of Greater Austins Women’s Division, on the Executive Council of Austin Chapter of Anti-Defamation League, a board member of Lift Alliance, and member of Texas Sigma Delta Tau Education Foundation, Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network and active volunteer for Equality Texas.

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