Winter 2018| Posse National Newsletter


Heckscher Foundation Funds Posse Consulting

The Heckscher Foundation has been a generous supporter of Posse over the past four years.

Since 2014, Heckscher—which funds youth-serving organizations across the country—has awarded Posse $770,500 in grants to develop its consulting initiative. Today Posse Consulting works with a wide array of companies, institutions and organizations to increase access and strengthen diversity.

"We worked closely with Posse leadership to develop a funding approach that would be consistent with our focus on venture philanthropy," says Heckscher Foundation CEO Peter Sloane.

Posse Consulting offers expertise in curriculum development, program design and workshop facilitation, among other services. Clients to date have included Bloomberg LP, Brandeis University, The College Board, Comedy Central, Google, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Massachusetts Department of Health, NYU’s Stern School of Business and Viacom.

"Heckscher and Peter Sloane’s belief in Posse has enabled our consulting arm to hit the ground running," says Rico Blancaflor, Posse’s vice president for strategic projects who oversees the initiative. "Such support helps us define Posse’s unique perspective, examining what we bring to the marketplace when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion."

"Underwriting the formation and development of Posse Consulting was intended to be catalytic by opening up new sources of revenue from commercial and non-commercial entities," says Peter. "We are gratified that it has proven so successful."

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