Building an Effective Philanthropic Partnership

Ed Weihenmayer has forged all kinds of relationships between corporations and causes, some that have made international news, even history. At Wall Street stalwart Solomon
Brothers, he worked with New York City School summer programs to pair up employees with inner city kids. As the manager, partner, and self-acknowledged PR guy for Erik
Weihenmayer, who last week became the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest, he pressed the corporate flesh to get backing for a documentary of the expedition. Ultimately, a
New York-based independent PR person working with the Weihenmayers lined up Aventis, a pharmaceutical company that makes the allergy drug Allegra.