All stakeholders in Michigan’s impact investing ecosystem (including those who are new to impact investing) are invited to come together at one of four regional events hosted by the Council of Michigan Foundations. Join investors, investees, advisors and those helping to provide learning and leadership in impact investing for an opportunity to learn about Michigan’s ecosystem, identify areas of need and increase our collective impact. After a level-setting overview of impact investing, we’ll discuss real regional examples of this work in action, and hear from you about your interests and how CMF can support and strengthen impact investing in your community. Plus, all registrants are invited to share questions in advance that will be addressed by experts in the field during the session as part of an extended Q&A.
Jennifer Oertel, CMF impact investing expert in residence, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C.
Jennifer Miller Oertel is a shareholder in the law firm of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC, where she leads the firm’s Tax-exempt Organizations and Impact Investing Group. With a background in securities law, private equity and mergers & acquisitions, Jennifer utilizes her corporate law and governance skills to assist family and corporate foundations, community foundations, public charities, regional associations, trade and labor associations, chambers of commerce, religious organizations and other tax-exempt organizations as well as impact investors, impact funds, and social enterprises, in all aspects of their business.
Heidi Reijm, policy & program fellow, Council of Michigan Foundations
Heidi joined CMF and the Hudson-Webber Foundation as a Policy and Program Fellow in 2018. At Hudson-Webber, she advances programmatic, research and grant making activities. For the Council, she engages in research and programming to support CMF’s impact investing services for its members and the communities they serve. Previously, Heidi was Project Director at JFM Consulting Group, a Detroit-based research, evaluation and strategy firm serving clients in public health, education, community and economic development, community safety and racial equity. From 2004-2009, Heidi was a Program Officer with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, where managed lending and grantmaking for community development programs, as well as research related to affordable housing and economic development. Heidi received a B.A. from Hampshire College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the City University of New York Graduate Center.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
November 07, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST