Amplifying Philanthropy by Investing for Impact

Amplifying Philanthropy by Investing for Impact

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:30pm CDT
Dallas, Texas
Northern Trust, 2501 N Harwood Street Suite 2010, Dallas, TX 75201
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Registration for this event is at capacity. To join the waiting list, please email Lauren Haskins

This complimentary lunch event will explore the ability of private foundations to align financial returns with direct charitable mission and value. Impact investing has become a very important aspect of the nonprofit capital structure and private foundations, in particular, are uniquely positioned to employ impact strategies because of their access to pools of investment capital earmarked for social purposes. To date, private foundations have invested alongside corporations and government entities to create a burgeoning marketplace. Our panelists will each convey their unique experience as funders or recipients in mission driven investment opportunities. 


  • Nicole Small, President, Lyda Hill Foundation 

  • Brittany Merrill Underwood, Founder & CEO, Akola Project 

  • Deborah Kasemeyer, Director of Community Development and Investment, Northern Trust 

  • Sandra Nathan, Interim Executive Director, Philanthropy Southwest (moderator)


11:30 am – Arrival and Networking

11:45 am – Welcome Remarks 

11:50 am – Panel Begins (Lunch is served)

1:00 pm – Panel Concludes / Audience Q & A

1:25 pm – Closing Remarks 

1:30 pm – Adjourn

Thank you to Northern Trust, whose support helped make this event possible.

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