I worked with Larry Raff, through his firm, Copley Raff, to, plan, develop, and launch a new public health foundation. From concept to creation, Larry brought substantial expertise in public health, philanthropy, board and fund development, and executive mentoring. Larry was a key strategic partner and advisor who was always timely, thoughtful, and patient as we navigated the tricky currents of launching a start-up. No doubt, without his steady counsel, there would have been significant frustrations, delays and cost overruns. I look forward to working with him and Copley Raff again.