NYPEN Philanthropy Event - Robin Hood, Echoing Green, and Youth I.N.C.

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The New York Private Equity Network ("NYPEN") and co-hosts Robin Hood Foundation, Echoing Green, and Youth I.N.C. welcome you to a special event for socially-minded private equity and venture capital investors.

"Use the Knowledge and Skills Developed as an Investor to Make a Difference"

We invite you to join us on October 13th to learn more about these three tremendous philanthropic organizations (descriptions below), and about the programs they offer to private equity and venture capital investors who are interested in using the skills and knowledge developed as an investor to make a significant social impact.

The following are a few examples of programs that these organizations offer to private equity and venture capital professionals:
*Serve on the board of directors of a Robin Hood portfolio charity
*Screen business plans of prospective Echoing Green charities
*Serve on the board of directors or volunteer for a Youth INC portfolio charity

Date: Tuesday, October 13th
Time: Presentations from 7:00-8:00pm followed by cocktails
Location: D. E. Shaw & Co., 120 West 45th Street, 39th floor

NYPEN thanks D. E. Shaw Direct Capital for providing the venue for this event.

About Robin Hood, Echoing Green and Youth Inc.:

Robin Hood Foundation (www.robinhood.org)
The Robin Hood Foundation is a non-profit organization that fights poverty in New York City by finding, funding and partnering with over 240 of the most effective programs and schools in the city's poorest neighborhoods.  They then provide management assistance and support services to make them even stronger.  Best of all, Robin Hood's board underwrites all administrative and fundraising costs so 100% of every donation goes directly to programs that fight poverty. 

As part of its management assistance service, Robin Hood offers a board recruitment program.  The program helps to place qualified candidates on the boards of directors of the nonprofits that are funded by Robin Hood.
The process begins with completion of a survey, followed by a face-to-face meeting with Robin Hood staff to parse out your philanthropic interests and learn about the general responsibilities of board members.  If there are Robin Hood grantees looking for board members with your skills and interests, Robin Hood will send you written materials about those organizations for your consideration.  If there is interest on both sides, Robin Hood will make the initial introductions, but it is up to you and the organization to ultimately decide if joining the board is appropriate.  If you do become a board member, Robin Hood provides board orientation and other training to help you make the most of your board service.
Echoing Green (www.echoinggreen.org)
Echoing Green is one of the only global funders solely dedicated to early-stage social sector investing. Echoing Green is committed to supporting new approaches to entrenched problems that have resisted solutions until now. We identify extraordinary individuals with bold ideas for social change and provide them with the seed money and strategic support they need to launch new organizations. These extraordinary social entrepreneurs confront the root causes of society's most difficult problems. From working to end chronic hunger in Kenya to developing the first school for urban Native American children, Echoing Green is an indispensable first step to lasting social change.

Youth Inc.  (www.youthinc-usa.org)
Youth, I.N.C.'s mission is to improve the lives of America’s youth through a unique venture philanthropy model that empowers, develops, and educates nonprofit organizations serving young people. We improve the lives of kids by strengthening the organizations that serve them.  Youth, I.N.C. forms long-term relationships with nonprofits and offers training, mentoring, and support to build more effective and sustainable organizations. Like the proverb, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime," at Youth, I.N.C., we help organizations help themselves.