Founding Executive Director

Bruce Richman

Brooklyn / NY - Founding Executive Director

Founding Executive Director


Bruce Richman has worked in global philanthropy for over three decades developing foundations, cause-marketing and grantmaking programs, social marketing campaigns, and interventions on a range of issues including HIV stigma and prevention, sustainable development, childhood obesity, integrative medicine, violence prevention, gang intervention, and arts education. Before launching PAC, Bruce founded Inspired Philanthropy Group, where he developed philanthropic initiatives with people and brands with extensive public platforms for social change including Donna Karan, Ellen DeGeneres, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, NBA star Chris Bosh, NFL star Adrian Peterson, NBA star Paul Pierce, Grammy Winner Chris Brown, The Bob Marley Foundation, Banana Republic, Sephora, and Cartier. 

Bruce was profiled in The Lancet on World AIDS Day 2023 and he and the U=U campaign have been featured extensively in national and international media including The Washington Post, TODAY show, USA Today, CBS Evening News, China Global Television, CNN, The Guardian, Daily Mail, CBC Canada, South Africa Medical Digest, JAMA, and The Lancet. Bruce was humbled to have received recognition on behalf of the work of U=U activists around the world including, Healthline magazine’s HIV “2017 Person of the Year“; Partnership Award from the United States National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors in 2017; Plus Magazine “#1 Most Amazing HIV+ Person of 2018”; Red Ribbon Award from Vietnam’s people living with HIV association in 2019; Shelby Hodge Vision Award from AIDS Foundation Houston in 2019; #15 of New York’s 100 “most powerful members of the LGBTQ community” in the 2019 Pride Power 100 and listed again in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023; “Stigma Warrior” award at Howard University’s 2021 International Conference on Stigma; Martin Delaney Power of One Award from Positive Living Conference in 2021; Hyacinth Award from Hyacinth Foundation in 2021; and Community Leadership Award from Fast Track Cities in 2023.

He received his Ed.M. in Administration, Planning & Social Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.