A Bit More About Our Panelists:
Renee Richardson, Director of Philanthropy Metallica’s All Within My Hands
Renée Richardson joined the Metallica family in 2019 as Associate Director of the Foundation. After a 20-year radio career in the San Francisco Bay Area on the now-defunct KFOG FM (insert foghorn), she decided it was time to pivot and do something more rewarding with her life. In 2016, inspired by a culture of philanthropy in the Bay Area, she signed on as the Director of Development for Blue Bear School of Music (the original school of Rock!) where she promoted the idea of music education for all. Today, Renée remains an active member of the Board of Trustees for Blue Bear School of Music, as well as serving on the Board for Project Glimmer, a national organization that supports foster girls. Renée is passionate about the mission of Metallica's All Within My Hands as set by the Board of Directors and she still can't believe she gets to help support communities around the world.
Renée is originally from Rockland County, New York, she studied graphic design and advertising at SVA in Manhattan and moved to San Francisco in 1992 after falling in love with the city on a road trip. Still inspired by the power of music, Renée is always up for a live show, she still does a bit of sketching and painting, and will always lend her auctioneering skills to a worthy cause as she is a Missouri School of Auction graduate... sold!
Angela Northrup, Market Executive Director, Pacific Territory, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
For over 25 years, Angela has worked in the non-profit sector in California and New York. She’s held development positions with United Way of NYC and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, prior to joining St Jude in philanthropic leadership roles spanning across California, Nevada, and Hawai’i. Angela found her true passion leading fundraising teams and their collaborative efforts to bring together diverse donors, volunteers, and partners to raise millions of dollars for the mission of St. Jude: Finding Cure. Saving Children. Angela is based in North County San Diego and enjoys spending time being active with her husband, son, and dog. As a dedicated hockey mom, you can often find her in the rink cheering on her son’s travel hockey team.
Brandon DeYoung, Executive Vice President, DeYoung Properties, and President, DeYoung Mortgage.
Brandon represents the third generation of his family in the homebuilding business, established by his parents, Jerry and Paula De Young, in 1974. He has been a critical factor in the growth and evolution of De Young Properties as not only a leader in quality craftsmanship and innovation, but also in building environmentally-friendly homes that are both energy-efficient and high-tech, utilizing some of the most advanced building science and technology. De Young Properties has served as the proud builder and major donor of the Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home since 2007, raising over $14.5 million to date to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Whether raising funds for children, building a home for a local hero or supporting local schools, non-profits, and community groups, De Young gives dreams and hope to our community.