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Walter Sweet

Senior Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Walter leads the organization’s Sponsored Projects Team, which offers administrative and programmatic platforms to help donors develop, launch and promote high-impact philanthropic projects around the world. In addition to his contributions to strategy development across the organization, he leads and manages client engagements and special initiatives for a diverse portfolio of sponsored projects. With his extensive experience in leading client engagements with foundations and families supporting health, community development, education, and other issue areas, he serves as a resource on regulation and best practices to develop and deepen philanthropic impact. He has been interviewed by national publications including The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times and regularly serves on panels of philanthropic experts.

Previously, Walter served as a program officer at the New York Community Trust, the nation’s largest community foundation, where he conducted special project grantmaking and monitored and evaluated programmatic activities.