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Opportunities for philanthropists to maximize the impact of public investment

On December 3rd, Mark Reed, Founder of Contact Fund, participated in a panel discussion, “Different Approaches to Leveraging Impact: Mission-Related Investing,”  alongside Matthew Bishop, editor at The Economist and co-author of Philanthrocapitalism - How Giving Can Save The World, and Leslie Lowe of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. Doug Bauer, Executive Director of The Clark Foundation, moderated the lively discussion. (see photo)

The panel was part of a half day-long event entitled “PhilanthroStimulus: Opportunities for philanthropists to maximize the impact of public investment,” which gathered a small group of philanthropists and foundation leaders to share and explore strategies for partnering with the public sector in order to address persistent urban issues. Howard W. Buffett, Special Assistant for the White House’s Office of Social Innovation, also addressed the group to talk about the newly created Office and its efforts to partner with social sector leaders.  The event included The Durst Family Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, and Echoing Green among others, and was sponsored by The Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Philanthropy New York.