Promote Effective Social Impact Investing and Social Enterprise

Creating social impact is not bound by tax status. New vehicles for social enterprise and social investing are spurring innovation and bringing new resources to our sector. Forefront is bringing together leaders in this field to grow investment and build our sector's capacity to work in new, innovative ways.

Vision: A thriving and innovative social enterprise sector in Illinois uses the power of the marketplace to fund social change.

Recent results: In 2015, we created a Social Innovation Roundtable to promote impact investing and social enterprise.

Work in progress: Social Innovation Roundtable meets quarterly. 

Resources:

> Get information and background in our B Corps (Benefit Corporations) LibGuide.

Working group:

Lauri Alpern
Open Door Advisors

Sonya Anderson
Anderson Consulting

Matt Blakely
Motorola Solutions Foundation

Bruce Boyd
Arabella Advisors

Tim Bresnahan
Northern Trust

Amanda Britt
Panzanzee

Rosemary Caruk
Instituto del Progreso Latino

Alison Clark
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Todd Connor
The Bunker Incubator

Don Cooke
Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Erika Cornelisen
Alvin H. Baum Family Fund

Ethan Daly
Sunshine Gospel Ministries

Peggy Davis
The Chicago Community Trust

Carla Denison-Bickett
The Cara Program

Jessica Droste Yagan
Impact Engine

Alison Ehlke
IDP Foundation

Amy Francetic
Clean Energy Trust

Joel Friedman
Alvin H. Baum Family Fund

Shelley Grach
Microsoft

Marguerite Griffin
Northern Trust

Christina Hachikian
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

John Hoeppner
Mission Measurement

Julie Hoffmann
A Better Chicago

Jerry Huang
University of Chicago

Carla Javits
REDF

Rich Johnson
Spark Ventures

Silvia Kosovich
Leap Innovations

Jason Kunesh
Public Good

Sequane Lawrence
Chicago Center for Arts & Technology

Bradley Leibov
Liberty Prairie Foundation

Jim Lewis
The Chicago Community Trust

Phyllis Lockett
Leap Innovations

Trinita Logue
IFF

James Mabie
The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund

Murphy MacDonald
IDEO

Ryan Maley
Dunham Fund

Jessica Malkin
Chicago Ideas Week

Carrie McKellogg
REDF

Alida Miranda-Wolff
Hyde Park Angels

Joel Moore
Merrill Lynch

Kelly O'Brien
Ideaction Corps

Jamie Phillippe
The Chicago Community Trust

Jean Pogge
Delta Institute

Irene Pritzker
IDP Foundation

Eve Pytel
Delta Institute

Elspeth Revere
John D.and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Rowan Richard

Juan Salgado
Instituto del Progreso Latino

Doug Schenkelberg
Forefront

Amy Schwartz
IDEO

Debra Schwartz
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Tasha Seitz
Impact Engine

Kashif Shaikh
Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Jim Slama
Family Farmed/Good Food Business Accelerator

Kathleen Swan
Quarles & Brady

John Vail
Quarles & Brady

Mary Vasys
Vasys Consulting

Eric Weinheimer
Forefront

Peter Wilkins
Hyde Park Angels