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Colorado Impact Initiative: Impact Investing in Education and Early Childhood

  • October 29, 2015
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Are you interested in learning how impact investing can benefit early childhood enrichment and educational advancement? Join us on November 10 for an interactive learning session with Dr. Stephanie Gripne of the Colorado Impact Finance Center and Linda Appel Lipsius, co-founder and CEO of mama’hood and Teatulia. As part of the Colorado Impact Initiative, The Colorado Association of Funders, Rose Community Foundation and Impact Finance Center are hosting this specific session focused on Education & Early Childhood Impact Investing. Dr. Stephanie Gripne and Linda Appel Lipsius will give a community presentation on the Colorado Impact Initiative, Colorado Impact Days, and impact investing in the Education & Early Childhood Track.

This event is open to all funders and invited guests.

RSVP to: Alex Talavera at Rose Community Foundation – email hidden; JavaScript is required

Speaker Biographies:

Dr. Stephanie Gripne is an academic entrepreneur, impact investor, philanthropic advisor, researcher, educator and the creative force behind the Impact Finance Center, Colorado Impact Initiative and Colorado Impact Day. Stephanie founded the Impact Finance Center in 2012 and formed the partnership between University of Denver Daniels College of Business and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors – Sustainable Endowment Institute.

Linda Appel Lipsius is the Co-Founder & CEO of the mama ‘hood. The mama ‘hood is a unique and innovative Denver/Boulder-based business that supports new and expecting moms and their families through expert breast-feeding support, prenatal, postnatal, kids & family yoga, childbirth education courses, parenting classes and high quality retail. In addition, Linda runs Teatulia Organic Teas where she’s been working with her partners in Bangladesh since 2006 to bring premium-quality, sustainably-sourced teas from a previously-unknown growing region to the United States and Europe.

Are you coming to our Annual Meeting?

Catch up on what’s happening at CAF and cast your vote on our great slate of 2016 board members and officers. Enjoy lunch with colleagues and take part in our interactive keynote. This year we’re featuring well-known philanthropy thought leader Mark Sedway of The Giving Practice and Philanthropy Awareness Initiative.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our early-bird registration by Oct. 15.