Walter Sweet

Senior Vice President

Walter oversees RPA’s East Coast-based advisory work and develops donor relationships. He also leads client engagements with foundations supporting health, community development, education and entrepreneurship. He has been interviewed by national publications including The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times and regularly serves on panels of philanthropic experts. To help RPA achieve its strategic and operating goals, Walter develops and oversees implementation of all processes for grantmaking programs and reporting to clients.

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.

Walter holds a B.A. in American History from Columbia University and is a past board member of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, the Business Outreach Center Network and Columbia University’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing. He is the proud parent of two children.

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