Caleb Pollack at work (L) and with his most recent PennPAC consulting team (R), supporting New York City Coalition Against Hunger (now Hunger Free America)
Since his graduation from Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1990, Caleb Pollack had not been drawn to many Penn alum activities. Until he heard of PennPAC in 2014, that is. Fast forward two years and Caleb has served on three consulting engagements, PennPAC’s Nonprofit Relations Team and plans to continue to serve as a volunteer for many years to come.
As a busy patent attorney, a Partner at Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP, fitting volunteering into his schedule was not simple, so finding the right opportunity was very important to him. PennPAC delivered in terms of fitting into his schedule, leveraging his skills, developing new skills and a proving a clear sense of accomplishment.
“PennPAC values the skills I bring to the table,” he explains. Through his role as a consultant for the Urban Debate League, Children’s Orchestra Society and NYC Coalition Against Hunger, he has also been able to build new skills in consulting and marketing and fine-tune his presentation capabilities.
He feels the rewards of his work in terms of the “clear impact” on his clients who “take our recommendations to heart.”