Stories of Shared Prosperity
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Stories of Shared Prosperity

We'll gather in the beautiful event space in Blue Moon's brewing facility to hear stories of people in our community. We are broadening our view of prosperity, beyond dollars to those who are also prosperous in knowledge, prosperous in friends, prosperous in time, and prosperous in talent. Our panelists will share stories of their own journeys into sharing more of their time, talent, and resources with their community. Our panel includes:

BEVERLY GRANT :: Mo' Better Green Marketplace
Healthy food and wellness advocate and entrepreneur

RENATA HEBERTON :: Angelica Village
Housing and support for refugee minors and families

DEBRA MEYER :: Community leader
Creating and driving a movement for affordable housing

RICARDO ROCHA :: Abarrotes Bondadosa
Grocery delivery service serving lower income communities

STEPHANIE WILSON :: Access Medical Development
Real estate investments benefiting women and non-profits

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From Grants to Investments, How to Create and Preserve Affordable Housing
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

From Grants to Investments, How to Create and Preserve Affordable Housing

Innovative organizations are tackling affordable housing needs -- locally and nationally -- with grants, investments, and everything in between. Join us as we learn from a panel of local practitioners. We'll explore solutions providing both rental housing and home ownership opportunities for lower income families. Our guests will include:

JULIE MIHEVC :: Founder & Director, Housing 180
HEATHER LAFFERTY :: Executive Director and CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
KAREN GADOS :: Managing Director, Pikes Peak Capital Holdings

Sponsored by:

Cornerstone Capital Group

 

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Impact Investing Event with Rockies Venture Club
Dec
5
4:00 PM16:00

Impact Investing Event with Rockies Venture Club

Ed will be moderating the panel at this event, and our friend Melanie Davidson with PeakChange will be the Keynote Speaker

Event Schedule:

  • 4:00 - 4:30pm -- Cocktail Reception and Networking. Wine/Beer/Soft Drinks and hot appetizers.
  • 4:30 – 5:15pm -- Keynote Presentation
  • 5:20- 6:15pm -- 4 Pitches from Impact Companies
  • 6:20 – 7:10pm -- Keynote Followup Impact Panel
  • 7:15 - 8:00pm -- Conference Wrap-up & Networking

The creation of economic value and social value are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Philanthropists have given their support to worth while organizations for many years. Learn about a new type of philanthropy that involves investing in social or environmental impact companies that promise to grow, have great impact, and return funds to philanthropic investors who can re-invest the funds in an "evergreen" fashion to continue making even greater impacts locally and around the world.

Event is open to the public.

Please pre-register if possible.
$10 surcharge on door registrations.

https://rockiesventureclub.wildapricot.org/event-2684139

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Invest to Progress Clean Energy
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Invest to Progress Clean Energy

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Women around the world are leading innovative, clean energy projects that help communities meet their energy needs while protecting precious and limited natural resources. Learn from renowned experts about women-led solutions being implemented everywhere from Denver to Madagascar and how you can support a new energy future with a spectrum of capital solutions.

WE'LL LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS:

Katherine Pease – Principal, KP Advisors and Global Board Member, Global Greengrants Fund
Dr. Lalaina Rakotoson – Grantmaking Advisor, Global Greengrants Fund and Executive Director, Development and Environmental Law Center, Madagascar
Amanda Bybee - Co-owner, Director of Strategic Planning and Initiatives, Namasté Solar
Whitney Painter - Co-owner, Buglet Solar Electric


Co-Hosted with Global Greengrants Fund

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From Grants to Investments, How to Hurdle Barriers to Employment
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

From Grants to Investments, How to Hurdle Barriers to Employment

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People across Colorado face a variety of barriers to long-term stable employment including recovery from addiction, criminal records, inability to attain needed skills, and cultural and language barriers.  Our panel will offer their stories regarding how they are each helping build careers and meet personnel needs in a wide range of industries.   

Join us on the 30th to learn how you can help hurdle barriers to employment with a spectrum of capital solutions, from philanthropic grants for nonprofits and scholarship programs, to loans and equity investments in private companies, to addressing the issue at scale through public markets.  

WE'LL LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS:

Laura Ware - Denver's Road to Work and Bayaud Enterprises

Christopher Conway - President of Spring Back Colorado

Alan Cogen, Philanthropist providing technical college program scholarships

Jeremy Priest - CEO of Knotty Tie Co.

Ed Blair - General Manager of Embassy Suites Denver Downtown, Sage Hospitality

 

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Brown Bag Lunch: The Lowest Hanging Fruit
Jan
17
11:30 AM11:30

Brown Bag Lunch: The Lowest Hanging Fruit

Sold Out!

The Lowest Hanging Fruit: How a Social Enterprise Aims to Repurpose Colorado's Food Surplus

Join us to learn about the country's first Statewide Gleaning Network, housed here in Colorado. Dave Laskarzewski, Maggie Brown and Ciara Low of UpRoot will discuss their new and innovative business model which seeks to reduce food surplus while tackling local hunger. 

What is Gleaning? It's the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers' fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest.

Come ready to learn, connect, and provide help to a great organization just getting going in our state.  Please bring your own brown bag lunch.

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From Grants to Investments, How to Tackle Food Waste
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

From Grants to Investments, How to Tackle Food Waste

Recent research shows that 40% of food in the United States goes uneaten and ends up in landfills each year.  Meanwhile, 1 in 6 Americans are food insecure when edible and nutritious food is going to waste.  

Join us on the 7th to learn how you can tackle food waste with a spectrum of capital solutions, from philanthropic grants for nonprofits, to loans and equity investments in private companies, to addressing the issue at scale through public markets.  

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Learn from our experts:

Tom Abood, Early Stage Impact Investor and Founder of Local Matters

Brendan McCrann, President of Future Pointe

Turner Wyatt, Executive Director of Denver Food Rescue

Jim Mills, Co-Founder and CEO of MM Local

Casey Verbeck, Director of Veris Wealth Partners


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