Meet The Social Ventures Addressing Our Greatest Challenges

How It Works

Step 1: Social Ventures populate their Profile
• Social Venture Name
• Annual Revenues
• Type and Amount of Investment Capital Seeking
• Social Impact Dashboard
• Team Members and Related Competencies
• Business Plan
• Pitch Deck.

Step 2: Social Impact Investors populate their Profile
• Social Impact Company Investment Name
• Annual Social Impact Investment Fund
• Type of Investments Provided
• Social Impact Investment Portfolio.

Step 3: Social Ventures are scored and ranked on the Impact First Market Platform based upon impact and financial data/performance.

Step 4: Regional Networking Events are held allowing social ventures to meet with Impact Investors.

Our Field builders

Anne Ferola

25 Oct, 2018

Anne Ferola is Director, Education & Strategic Partnerships at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania. She oversees the Center’s education programs, including stud

Avery Fontain Tucker

25 Oct, 2018

Avery Tucker Fontaine is a senior wealth director for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. With 20 years in the investment and financial services industry, Avery’s experience as a philanthropic consultant

Dermot Murphy

25 Oct, 2018

Joined Halloran Philanthropies in 2013 with a background in healthcare administration. He earned an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University. His primary focus is community development and innovation with

Diane Cornmen-Levy

25 Oct, 2018

Anne Ferola is Director, Education & Strategic Partnerships at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania. She oversees the Center’s education programs, including stud

Drew Harris

25 Oct, 2018

Dr. Drew Harris is Assistant Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health (JCPH) and Director of the Scholarly Inquiry Health Policy track at the Sidney Kimmel Medical Col

Eva Gladstein

25 Oct, 2018

Eva Gladstein is the Deputy Managing Director of Health and Human Services for the City of Philadelphia. She’s responsible for the oversight of five City Departments including the following: Departm

Gavin Kerr

25 Oct, 2018

Gavin Kerr is president and CEO of Inglis. He is a seasoned executive and values-based leader with demonstrated strategic insight and expertise in building high-performance teams. He is deeply committ

Jill Fink

29 Oct, 2018

The Merchants Fund is a Philadelphia charity established in 1854 to provide charitable gifts to business persons facing financial hardship. Our Mission is to provide financial assistance to current an

Julia Enyart

25 Oct, 2018

Julia Enyart is a research analyst specializing in impact-related investments for Glenmede. She is responsible for evaluating and providing analysis on impact-oriented investment opportunities in glob

Karyn Polak

09 Nov, 2018

Karyn Polak is a strategic business partner as General Counsel for banking, brokerage, and asset management business lines of two top-ten financial institutions. • Support c-suite executives in acc

Kevin Leigh

25 Oct, 2018

Kevin is Executive Director at JP Morgan Private Bank. Kevin is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor and international financial-services executive with 24 years of industry experience. Starting with ca

Laura McKenna

02 Nov, 2018

Laura Kind McKenna served as the Managing Trustee of the Patricia Kind Family Foundation from the fall of 1998 until January 2016. She continues to serve as a Trustee and Treasurer. The Foundation

Lorina Marshall-Blake

25 Oct, 2018

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake is Vice President of Community Affairs for Independence Blue Cross and also President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation. She is an expert in Corporate Management

Matthew Grande

25 Oct, 2018

Matthew is a Jersey-born (Moorestown), Philly-schooled (St Joe's Prep and Villanova University), and World-grown (PHL-BOS-NYC-SGP-DEU) strategist, operator, and advisor with 12+ years experience suppo

Mike Clark

26 Sep, 2018

Michael Clark, MPA, is the Impact First Market Director. He is a systems entrepreneur based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has researched, published, and worked in the areas of collective impact, f

Nicholas Torres

31 Oct, 2018

Nicholas Torres, MEd, has over 25 years of experience in executive management. He is Co-Founder and CEO of Social Innovations Partners that publishes the Social Innovations Journal, manages the Socia

Richard Binswanger

25 Oct, 2018

Richard Binswanger is an Experienced Connector and Thinker in Innovation, Impact, Things Philly, and Serious Playfulness. (Translation: Old guy who is involved in a lot of things.)

Teresa Araco Rodgers

25 Oct, 2018

Teresa founded harp-weaver LLC to offer donors a better way to add meaning and align their Teresagifting with personal, family and financial goals. Her mission is to inspire others by helping them art