The Palette Fund was formed by Rand Harlan Skolnick many years prior to his death but was not turned into a working foundation until 2009. The name “Palette” came from the restaurant in Los Angeles where Rand and his best friend Peter Benassi first met back in the late 1970’s. They were set up on a blind date and were best friends ever since. The name also contains other relevant connotations, such as an artist’s palette, which provides the beginnings for bringing joy and beauty to others.
During his battle with Pancreatic Cancer, Rand asked his partner Terrence Meck and best friend Peter to take the reigns of the foundation and continue what he started. Today, Terrence serves as President and Executive Director while Peter serves as the Board Chair. Together, they hope that Rand’s legacy will continue not only through their own lifetimes, but for generations to come.
Our visionary and leader will never be forgotten as we continually look to his spirit and heart for guidance and support. We miss you dearly.» more
Our Board is very active in the daily functions of The Palette Fund…just as Rand was on the many Boards he served on throughout his life.» more
In addition to our Board, these are the people who work hard to develop The Palette Fund into Rand’s vision.» more