Category: rand skolnick

The Palette Fund: Cancer, HIV/AIDS, and More

Those who read this blog know how hard I worked helping a friend of mine who has HIV/AIDS get his disability insurance reinstated this past year with The Law Project in Philadelphia. And now I’d like to mention another foundation that is very important. I particularly like and support this charity because instead of dealing with one specific issue, it deals with several issues that have touched my life in one way or another. It’s not just about HIV/AIDS. My mother is a two time cancer survivor, and The Palette Fund works to support people with cancer. They even get into health and nutrition.

Another reason this is important to me is because The Palette Fund was set up to honor the philanthropic legacy of Rand Skolnick. I knew Rand personally. His New Hope residence was about two miles up the road from my home. Though he was a busy man running a multimillion dollar company, he worked tirelessly for issues he cared about, including lgbt issues involving equal rights. In addition, he never stopped working and raising money for charities he cared about. I’ve never met anyone like him before, and I doubt I ever will again.
So if you get a chance to check out the link I’ve provided, I think you’ll be interested in learning more about Rand, and more about The Palette Fund. It covers a multitude of issues that have touched most of us in one way or another.

The Palette Fund honors the legacy of
Rand Harlan Skolnick through collaborative grantmaking and programs that value human rights and education. Specifically, the foundation is focused on four health and/or social issues: the role of nutrition in healthcare and cancer, LGBT youth, HIV/AIDS and patient navigation. Rand committed his heart and soul to his philanthropic work throughout his life, and The Palette Fund seeks to continue and grow his pioneering vision.
Together with our partners, The Palette Fund hopes to create a groundswell of consciousness and change across all of our program areas and continue to find new ways to bring Rand Skolnick’s philanthropic legacy and aid to as many people and causes as possible, as well as to inspire people to join a grassroots movement to help others in need. In the end, we hope that one man’s death will better the lives of thousands of others.