How are family offices evolving to generate greater social change?
Join our open conversation with Maggi Alexander,Partner at The Philanthropic Initiative, and Jim Coutre,Vice President, Insights and Connections at Fidelity Family Office Services.
All are welcome to attend this event, hosted in collaboration with theInstitute for Family EntrepreneurshipandThe Cutler Center for Investments and Financeat Babson College.
About Maggi Alexander
Maggi Alexander is a Partner at The Philanthropic Initiative and directs TPIs Center for Global Philanthropy. In this role she supports individuals and families, foundations, and corporations in aligning their philanthropy with their values in ways that are more strategic. An entrepreneurial leader, Maggi has spent over 30 years focused on philanthropy to improve the quality of life for low-income children, families, and communities in the United States and over 30 countries worldwide. She has extensive experience building partnerships and alliances that cut across traditional divides and has worked in the corporate, philanthropic, nonprofit, and public sectors. Maggis experience in organizational development spans the early start-up process to achieving scale and sustainability; she is passionate about turning great ideas into reality.
Prior to TPI, Maggi worked with the ImagineNations Group to provide rural young people and smallholder farmers with relevant education, training, and finance, fostering a new generation of Africans who are prosperous along the field-to-fork agriculture value chain. In 2006, Maggi founded Kids-Take-Action, a nonprofit aimed at inspiring service and social action among school-aged children. Over her career, Maggi has held several other senior leadership positions with national and international organizations, including the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, UNICEF, the Fetzer Institute, the International Youth Foundation, and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Maggi is currently a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College and serves on the Steering Committee of New England International Donors (NEID).
About Jim Coutre
Jim Coutre is vice president of Insights and Connections at Fidelity Family Office Services in Boston. Prior to joining Fidelity, he was a partner at The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI).
About Financing the Future
In theFinancing the Futureseries,hosted in collaboration with The Cutler Center for Investments and Finance,we will explore the crucial role of capital in driving social progress.
How will we finance our future? What new financing mechanisms are being created? What role do large corporations, NGOs, government agencies, community foundations, family offices, philanthropists and investors play?What's working? What's needed?
Investing in social progress and managing societal dilemmas is complexand takes time. It requires a new understanding, new forms of collaborative relationships, innovative financing schemes, and themoral and financial courage to put capital where the highest ROI is recalibrated and recalculated to accelerate economic and social progress.
Design Zone (Room 125)Olin HallBabson Campus (Wellesley, MA)
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