What is Philanthropy's Role in Economic Development?
To understand the role that philanthropy can play in inclusive economic prosperity, it helps to examine the landscape that contributes to a healthy economic ecosystem that is both equitable and innovative.
The Council on Foundations and our partners, Minnesota Council on Foundations, Council of Michigan Foundations, Forefront, the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, the Iowa Council of Foundations, the Kansas Association of Community Foundations and the McKnight Foundation, invite you to a dynamic two-day convening where we will consider the factors that make up a healthy local and regional economy that strives to be inclusive and promotes innovation. Our task will be to delve into the role foundations can play in this unique approach to creating a regional economic innovation ecosystem. Immerse yourself in the economic drivers of the Midwest and what constitutes an innovation ecosystem. Exchange ideas with subject matter experts and peers on topics such as community leadership, capitalization and impact investing, resource alignment, and competitive talent development.
Managing Partner, Legend52 and
serial entrepreneur from Priceline.com and uBid.com
Subject Matter Experts
Dr. Jamie Bracey
Director, Center for Inclusive Competitveness
Vice President for Policy and Programs
CEO, Forward Impact and Founder
Advisor, LOCUS Impact Investing
Principal, Millbrook Impact
Thanks to our regional partners, Minnesota Council on Foundations, Council of Michigan Foundations, Forefront, the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, the Iowa Council of Foundations, and the Kansas Association of Community Foundations, for collaborating with the Council on Foundations to bring this event to Minneapolis.
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Convening and Contributing Partners