Ben Francisco Maulbeck

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Ben Francisco Maulbeck "is the Director of U.S. Programs for Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), based in the organization’s New York City office. He has experience in the philanthropic sector as both a grantmaker and grantseeker, as well as a strong background in the management and development of community-based organizations.

"Prior to joining HIP, Ben Francisco was the founder and principal of Enterprising Dreams, providing consulting services for funders, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in the areas of grants distribution, fundraising, organizational development, and marketing. He has also served as a program associate for The Philadelphia Foundation and as the director of programs for the William Way Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center.

"Ben Francisco has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he received the Kennedy Fellowship for exceptional academic ability and professional distinction. He received his BA from Swarthmore College, where he was granted the Ivy Award, given annually by the faculty to the student who has excelled in scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the community.

"Ben Francisco is of Puerto Rican and Anglo-American heritage and is fluent in English and Spanish. He was born in the Bronx, grew up primarily in New Jersey, and lived in Philadelphia for nearly a decade. He lives with his partner, Hassan, and in his spare time writes fiction and other creative writing." [1]

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  1. Ben Francisco Maulbeck, Hispanics in Philanthropy, accessed April 30, 2010.
  2. Advisory Council, UPEACE/US, accessed April 30, 2010.