Few have done more than Gregg to strengthen New York’s ecosystem for entrepreneurs of color. As Executive Director of the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation’s Social Justice Fund, Gregg is making game-changing investments into the community of Brooklyn, helping to ensure that minority- and immigrant-owned businesses play a leading role in the city’s post-pandemic entrepreneurial boom. As Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services, he launched a series of high-impact initiatives that expanded support, capital access, and contracting opportunities for MWBEs and low-income entrepreneurs.
Ron, the chairman and co-founder of L+M Development Partners, is the driving force behind a visionary new initiative that is helping public housing residents in New York City to boost incomes and build wealth. Earlier this year, the Ron and Kerry Moelis Foundation developed and funded the $1 million NYC Boss Up Entrepreneurship Program, which provides $20,000 grants—as well as access to advisors and a mix of wraparound supports—to help entrepreneurs living in NYCHA residences to build and grow their businesses. Ron’s leadership on this first-of-its-kind initiative builds on a distinguished career developing affordable homes for New Yorkers and strengthening communities across the city.
The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth is one of the world’s leading catalysts for equitable economic growth, providing game-changing investments in New York and other cities that are bolstering underserved entrepreneurs, helping existing minority- and immigrant-owned firms to grow to the next level, and empowering nonprofits to use data tools to improve social service delivery. In New York, it has provided foundational support for the NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund, Black Entrepreneurs NYC (BE NYC), and other innovative programs that are helping to close the racial wealth gap and lay the groundwork for a more equitable economy in New York.