Abby Raphel


Abby Raphel
Executive Director, The Redwoods Initiative
New York, NY

Abby Raphel is the Executive Director of The Redwoods Initiative, a not-for-profit venture focused on family sustainability through wealth education. Its mission is to serve influential families and individuals through innovative education platforms and collaboration with the foremost organizations, practitioners and professionals in the industry to increase the knowledge and understanding of wealth and philanthropy. Redwoods is an independent organization intent on providing valuable programs that serve the dynamic and specific needs of financially successful families.

Abby also leads Global Fellows in Social Enterprise, an integrative education program where participants learn about implementing, influencing and supporting social enterprise organizations. The Redwoods Initiative is the content and programming partner for GFSE.

She is also a co-founder of, a private, invitation-only social network for the next generation. Prior to The Redwoods Initiative and A-Society, Abby was the Education Director for Highmount Capital. Her media, event and education consulting experience include The Nielsen Company, The Quill Awards, Reed Business Information, Inferential Focus, Jonathan Product and the USMC Marine Corp Birthday Gala.

Abby’s approach to business and education is collaborative and inclusive. She believes in developing deep and lasting relationships anchored by common values and inspired vision.

Abby has a BA from Jacksonville University in Communications and is completing her Thesis at NYU’s Gallatin in Education and Psychology. She is certified as an MBTI Facilitator and has taught with dozens of organizations focused on personal empowerment programs for young people.