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Higher Education & Impact Investing

Mar 13: 9:00-11:30 AM

Location: Red Rover

Higher Education & Impact Investing

This session explores the role of impact investing in higher education with Steve Kreidler of Colorado School of Mines Foundation, Stan Willie of Colorado Health Foundation, Elizabeth Garlow of the Lumina Foundation, and Dr. Stephanie Gripne of Impact Finance Center.  Impact investing has a critical role to play in the future of higher education for several reasons. Clay Christensen of Harvard has estimated that 50% of higher education institutions will go bankrupt by 2030. Impact investing can be used as a tool to help universities reduce expenses, increase revenues and become more efficient and effective. We’ll explore opportunities around 1) Curriculum, 2) Advancement, 3) Endowment, 4) Infrastructure, and 5) Impact Investing Capital for Innovation (e.g. Tech Transfer, Faculty, Students, Staff, Alumni, Larger Community).

9:45: Break with coffee and light snacks


Elizabeth Garlow, Impact Investment Officer, Lumina Foundation

Steve Kreidler, Vice President of Finance and CFO of Colorado School of Mines Foundation

Stan Willie, Chief Investment Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

Dr. Stephanie Gripne, Founder and CEO, Impact Finance Center, CO Impact Days and Impact Investing Institute

Brin Enterkin, Executive Director, Watson Institute

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