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2014 IMPACT Texas Summit

January 9–10, 2014 · Austin

Hosted by IMPACT Texas, the Ford Foundation, EDCO Ventures, Baker Tilly, CohnReznick, Bank of America and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is proud to be a major partner in IMPACT Texas, the first statewide summit focused on impact investing and social entrepreneurship. The convening’s objectives include:

  • Build awareness of emerging investment models and diverse financial tools to tackle pressing social issues
  • Connect stakeholders, social entrepreneurs, community leaders and investors
  • Create vital networks for an impact investing eco-system and marketplace in the state of Texas
  • Lead the development of effective and efficient capital channels across the spectrum of needs in the state of Texas

For more information on the summit, visit the IMPACT Texas websiteoff-site.


Thursday, January 9

Foundations of Impact Investing

Penelope Douglasoff-site, Social Capital Markets (SOCAP)
Christa Velasquezoff-site, University of Chicago
Randall Kempneroff-site, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

Moderated by Peter Berlineroff-site, Mission Investors Exchange

ROI: Measuring Financial and Social Returns

Ellen Careyoff-site, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
Ann DeRosaoff-site, Chilton Capital

Moderated by Terri Prestonoff-site, Baker Tilly

Linking Community Health and Wealth

Ellen Machtoff-site, Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative
George Kleboff-site, Bon Secours Baltimore Health System
Lucy Kermanoff-site, Drexel University

Moderated by Steve Dubboff-site, The Democracy Collaborative

Introduction by Elizabeth Sobel Blumoff-site, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Friday, January 10


Carol Thompsonoff-site, IMPACT Texas
Nick Ashburnoff-site, IMPACT Texas
Lisa Davisoff-site, Ford Foundation

Investing in Places and People

Lisa Davisoff-site, Ford Foundation
Terry Chase Hazelloff-site, Texas Governor's Office - Emerging Technology Fund
Janie Barreraoff-site, ACCION Texas

Moderated by Rebecca Gonzalesoff-site, EDCO Ventures

Sector-Based Investment Strategies

Micah Sagebieloff-site, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Christine Looneyoff-site, Ford Foundation
Wyman Winstonoff-site, Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority

Moderated by Steve Guengerichoff-site, Innovation+

Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

Marv Hounjetoff-site, Plenary Group
Chris Tayloroff-site, West Coast Infrastructure Exchange
Mary Scott Nabersoff-site, Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Moderated by Terri Prestonoff-site, Baker Tilly

Investing for Impact: Goals and Constraints

Tina Castrooff-site, The California Endowment
Megan Teareoff-site, Wells Fargo
Stephanie Gripneoff-site, University of Denver—Impact Finance Center

Moderated by Peter Berlineroff-site, Mission Investors Exchange

Investments in Affordable Housing

Meg Manleyoff-site, McCormack Baron Salazar
Robert Johnstonoff-site, Affordable Housing Partners, Inc.
Liz Sessleroff-site, Enterprise Community Loan Fund

Moderated by Chris Thomasoff-site, CohnReznick

New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC)

Victor Elmoreoff-site, Texas Mezzanine Fund
Eric Cooperoff-site, San Antonio Food Bank
Tom Oldenburgoff-site, US Bank CDC

Moderated by Michael Fitzpatrickoff-site, Baker Tilly

The Impact Investing Industry: Developing and Advanced Infrastructure of Partners, Goals and Measurement Systems

David Woodoff-site, Harvard University—Kennedy School of Government
David Ericksonoff-site, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Moderated by Suzanne Smithoff-site, Social Impact Architects

Introduction by Elizabeth Sobel Blumoff-site, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Capital as a Catalyst for Impact

Steve Godekeoff-site, New York University—Stern School of Business
Blanca Labordeoff-site, Champion Impact Capital
Kim Buntingoff-site, Business Access
Liz Sessleroff-site, Enterprise Community Loan Fund

Moderated by Michael Hickeyoff-site, Civic Consulting USA

Investing in Healthy Communities

David Farrelloff-site, NCB Capital Impact
Margaret Lawsoff-site, California Healthcare Foundation
Ramkrishna Prakashoff-site, US Trusted Care, Inc.

Moderated by Yash Sabharwaloff-site, Xeris Pharmaceuticals

Emerging Capital Trends

Michael Fitzpatrickoff-site, Baker Tilly
Roy Alstonoff-site, Strategic Development Partners
Tracy Kartyeoff-site, Annie E. Casey Foundation

Moderated by Michael Kellermanoff-site, KUT Public Media

Capitalizing a Social Enterprise for Scale

Cat Alexanderoff-site, Cat Alexander Consulting
Suzi Sosaoff-site, Verb, Inc.
Scott Collieroff-site, Pasadera Capital

Moderated by Nick Ashburnoff-site, IMPACT Texas

Investments in Renewable Energy

Nicholas Coonsoff-site, Google
Sharon Canavanoff-site, Office of the Controller of the Currency

Moderated by Lee J. Petersonoff-site, CohnReznick

Community Development Finance Institutions: Standardization for Increased Capital and Impact

Paige Chapeloff-site, CARS—Comprehensive Ratings for CDFI Investments
Dan Letendreoff-site, Bank of America
Gary Lindneroff-site, PeopleFund

Moderated by Margo Weiszoff-site, City Lights Group

Looking Ahead: Next Steps for Texas

Rob Lalkaoff-site, Village Capital
Mike Hokensonoff-site, TriLinc Global

Moderated by Ann DeRosaoff-site, Chilton Capital


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