I started Night Out With Meaning because I wanted to inspire a community of women to think about their passions and interests and find meaningful ways to make them a part of their everyday lives.  Quite simply, Night Out With Meaning is about listening to another woman’s story and drawing inspiration from her life’s journey.  Ten Nights Out later and we are still going strong. Hundreds of women have been inspired and our next Night Out on November 13th is about a topic near and dear to my heart and mind. Giving for chartiable return and investing for financial return have historically been considered separate activities.  However, more and more people are exploring ways to align their investments with the mission and values of their giving. Night Out With Meaning is lucky to have two Greater Philadelphia-based trailblazers in this area of mission related investing – Laura Kind McKenna and Elizabeth Killough.

 

Laura Kind McKenna, a family nurse practitioner, has served as the Managing Trustee of the Patricia Kind Family Foundation since the fall of 1998. The Foundation started by Laura’s mother Patricia Kind provides grants to health and human service organizations in the Philadelphia area. Laura is committed to the importance of Mission Related Investing for Foundations and individuals.  Laura believes it is vitally important to link assets with mission and values to achieve a double bottom line. Over the past 14 years the Patricia Kind Family Foundation has invested more than 25 million dollars in this region through direct grants and program related investments.

Elizabeth Killough directs the Untours Foundation, which provides loans to “green”, innovative businesses that create jobs and training for vulnerable populations. The Untours Foundation is funded by Untours, a unique travel company offering spectacular vacations to Europe, Quebec City, and Buenos Aires. Owners Norma and Hal Taussig believe in living simply and in sharing the profits of their business to create a better world. In the Foundation’s 20 years of lending, it has funded projects ranging from craft co-ops in the developing world to a dozen new businesses in an impoverished city near the company’s office in Media, Pennsylvania.

Date|Time:  November 13th | 6:30pm
Place: The Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martins
Storytellers: Laura Kind McKenna and Elizabeth Killough
Topic:  Mission Related Investing
Cost:  $55 (appetizers, dessert and wine)
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