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Terrence Meck

Co-founder & President

Terrence Meck is Co-Founder and President of The Palette Fund. Terrence also serves as President of Intrinsic Capital, a small investment firm dedicated to providing seed-stage funding to socially progressive startups. After graduating from Princeton University with a BA in Political Science, Terrence worked in publicity in the wine, food and fashion industries before owning and operating The Raven Resort Properties in New Hope, PA until 2008. One of his favorite passions has been dedicating his time and talents to the many nonprofit organizations he has worked with over the years including his extensive service on more than a dozen nonprofit boards. He is currently Board Chair of God’s Love We Deliver, The Provincetown Commons and the Urban Beekeeping Laboratory. He also sits on the boards of the Movement Advancement Project and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Although Terrence is most often on the road, he spends as much time as possible with his family in Connecticut.  

Peter Benassi

Board Chairman

Peter attended Elmhurst College and Loyola University before pursuing a career in business. He has been a successful entrepreneur in the fields of advertising, marketing, and real estate development. He has been a major contributor to many nonprofit organizations including Bailey House, Project Angel Food, God’s Love We Deliver, Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Chrysalis Foundation and Human Rights Campaign. As a close friend and lifelong confidant of Rand Harlan Skolnick, The Palette’s Fund’s founder, Peter is uniquely qualified to help implement the last wishes of Palette’s benefactor.

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Kristin Resnansky

Treasurer & Secretary

Kristin Resnansky is the Founder and Portfolio Manager at Casco Capital, an investment management firm focused on aligning financial goals with performance. Kristin’s career has straddled the investment management and nonprofit sectors with senior positions at Lamond Capital Partners, Chilton Investment Company, Robin Hood, and Jumo. Additionally, Kristin founded the Social Investment Council at Echoing Green and currently serves on the Advisory Board for Posse Bay Area. Kristin is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She has been friends with Terrence since childhood and is honored to help Palette achieve its mission. 

Todd Sears

Board Member

Todd Sears is the Founder and Principal of Out Leadership, a recognized global strategic advising firm that connects leaders across the world’s most influential industries to create business opportunities, cultivate talent, and drive LGBT equality forward. Todd began his career as an investment banker before moving to Merrill Lynch to become a Financial Advisor, where he created the first team of financial advisors on Wall Street to focus on the LGBT community and brought $1.5 billion of new assets to the firm. Todd then moved into diversity leadership, pioneering equality initiatives first at Merrill Lynch and then at Credit Suisse. A graduate of Duke University, Todd serves on the non-profit boards of the Williams Institute of UCLA, The Palette Fund, the Global Equality Fund of the United States Department of State and Lambda Legal; he was the founding chair of Jeffrey Fashion Cares, which he ran for 10 years.

Blaire Meck

Board Member

Blaire Meck is Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Aircastle Advisor LLC, a NYSE listed aircraft lessor based in Stamford, CT. Prior to joining Aircastle in 2012, Blaire has held roles in Human Resources at hedge funds Chilton Investment Company, Soros Fund Management LLC and compensation consulting firm McLagan Partners. Blaire began her career in financial services with Smith Barney Capital Management after graduating from Bucknell University with a BS in Business Administration. She is thrilled to be working alongside her brother Terrence in continuing Rand’s philanthropic legacy, a man she loved and admired throughout his life. Blaire has two beautiful children and lives in Norwalk, CT.