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Event Date Thu Sep 30 EDT - Fri Oct 1 EDT (4 months ago)
Location Virtual
Region All

Join us for the Mission Investors Exchange (MIE) Impact Experience. This two-day virtual program for foundation leaders of MIE member organizations provides an opportunity to work alongside fellow mission-driven investors to learn how to best steward capital, rebuild portfolios, and make decisions that are more equitable and just. Participants will also unpack implicit bias and structural racism in impact investing, and co-create solutions to these and other challenges across systems of philanthropy and asset management.

Through longstanding partnerships with Illumen Capital, Impact Experience has worked in over 30 communities, leveraged more than one trillion dollars in assets, and influenced the redirection of these funds to address issues of racial and gender bias; and has engaged more than 2,500 participants to co-create strategies to increase equity over a range of fields and industries.

This unique experience will allow a group of 25 foundation board members, CEOs, CIOs and others, guided by professional facilitators and guest provocateurs and infused with cultural offerings and a virtual tour by local partners in Montgomery, Alabama, will use the historical period of 1880-1949 to more deeply understand present-day structural racism and its relevance to participants' investment practices. The events will build the capacity of participants to reduce bias toward women and people of color within philanthropy and asset management.

Participants of the MIE Impact Experience will:
• Engage, critique, and assess methods through which to examine core thematic areas, including: bias, racial privilege in asset management, and philanthropy.
• Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of implicit bias and how philanthropy and asset management are influenced by these factors.
• Participate in an environment of trust and connection with facilitators, speakers, and fellow impact investors in order to take action and catalyze new opportunities for change.
• Deepen the understanding of the legacy of slavery, mass incarceration, and present-day manifestations of the economic and societal structures that continue to uphold and perpetuate racism, inequity, and injustice.


2021 Speakers

Judy Belk
President and CEO, The California Wellness Foundation

Jim Casselberry
Chief Investment Officer, 4S Bay Partners LLC and Board of Directors, Julian Grace Foundation

Daryn Dodson
Managing Director, Illumen Capital and Co-Founder, Impact Experience

Paula B. Pretlow
Trustee, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Josephine Bolling McCall
Author, The Penalty for Success

Michelle Browder
Founder and CEO, More Than Tours

Kevin King
Executive Director, The King’s Canvas

Eric Dozier
Musical Artist

Jenna Nicholas
CEO and Co-founder, Impact Experience