Catalytic Giving

Global Glimpse

Our support of Global Glimpse, an education program founded in the San Francisco Bay Area, positioned it to generate ongoing, sustainable revenue, laying the groundwork for significant organizational growth and solidifying its partnership with a major corporate sponsor, United Airlines.

Global Glimpse targets high-potential high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods and focuses on leadership development, community service, and globalization education. Global Glimpse works with public high schools and college preparatory organizations, including Summer Search, to provide year-round programming that centers around a three-week summer experience in a developing country (including Nicaragua, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic), with an extensive curriculum covering history, politics, culture, poverty, business, education, and development.


Heckscher made a catalytic investment in Global Glimpse at a pivotal time in our growth. Their support enabled us to make critical investments in infrastructure and personnel that will support long-term program growth and impact in New York City and beyond.
Eliza Pesuit, Executive Director

Though not a traditional college preparation program, Global Glimpseā€™s experiential learning program yields academic gains:

  • 80% of participants write their college essay on the experience.
  • 100% graduate from high school
  • 80% matriculate to four-year colleges and an additional 15% to two-year community colleges 97% are persisting in college