The Breakwater team is committed to philanthropic service to the local and global community. The following are some of the initiatives we support.
The Posse Foundation
The Posse Foundation is one of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and youth leadership development programs in the United States. Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes.
The Posse Foundation partners with 48 partner colleges and universities in 20 states. These colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. To date, The Posse Foundation has recruited 4,884 Posse Scholars who have won $577 million in scholarship dollars.
Eric Beckman, Co-Managing Partner of Breakwater Management, is a member of the national Board of Directors of The Posse Foundation, and is Chair of its Los Angeles Advisory Council. Saif Mansour, Co-Managing Partner of Breakwater Management, also sits on The Posse Foundation’s Los Angeles Advisory Council.
Conservation International’s Generation Conservation
Generation Conservation engages, energizes, and activates young leaders from various backgrounds and industries around the conservation efforts of Conservation International. Its members support Conservation International’s efforts and help educate their peers on topics critical to sustaining healthy ecosystems that provide human well-being. Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.
Saif is a founding member of Generation Conservation.
Worldwide Orphans Foundation
Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) was founded in 1997 by Dr. Jane Aronson, a renowned pediatric infectious disease and adoption medicine specialist, who has dedicated her life to working with children. WWO’s mission is to transform the lives of orphaned children to help them become healthy, independent, productive members of their communities and the world. WWO believes that institutionalized children must be integrated in their own communities and cultures, and to that end, all WWO programs include orphans and children from the local areas.
Saif is an active supporter of WWO.