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Dollars and Change: April 12, 2018

Hosts Sandi Hunt and Nick Ashburn are joined by Lena Backe (Project Manager, Pacific Community Ventures), Justin Fier (Managing Director, Pacific Community Ventures), Matthew Hanna (VP of Engineering, InstaHub), Tiffany Yau (Hult Prize Ivy National Director; Founder & CEO, Hult Prize Foundation; Fulphil), Leslie Crutchfield (Executive Director, Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative, part of McDonough School of Business), and Bobby Turner (Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Turner Impact Capital) on the Thursday, April 12, 2018 edition of Dollars and Change.

Air Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Dollars and Change: April 12, 2018 08:00

Air Time: 8:00 am
Featuring: Matthew Hanna, Tiffany Yau

Dollars and Change: April 12, 2018 08:30

Air Time: 8:30 am
Featuring: Lena Backe, Justin Fier

Dollars and Change: April 12, 2018 09:00

Air Time: 9:00 am
Featuring: Leslie Crutchfield

Dollars and Change: April 12, 2018 09:30

Air Time: 9:30 am
Featuring: Bobby Turner

Featured Guests

Matthew Hanna

VP of Engineering, InstaHub

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Matthew is a co-founder of InstaHub, a company devoted to building light-automation solutions through devices that can be installed quickly. Matthew is the Vice President of Engineering, where he works to develop and improve designs and facilitate market entry. To help this process, he merges a background in business with a foundation in electrical engineering. He is currently a candidate for both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with expected completion date of 2019.
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Tiffany Yau

Hult Prize Ivy National Director; Founder & CEO, Hult Prize Foundation; Fulphil

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I am a dedicated leader passionate about creating sustainable social impact through social entrepreneurship and more importantly, empowering people. I launched Fulphil in 2018 and Hult Prize Ivy in 2017 with the goal of empowering the youth to pursue their passions through entrepreneurship. I am currently pursuing my M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership (Cl’ 19) and B.A. in Sociology (Cl’ 18) at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2016, I was a Campus Director for Hult Prize@ Penn. The Hult Prize Foundation is the world’s foremost platform for the creation and launch of social enterprises. The impact of the organization made me realize my passion. I created and launched Hult Prize Ivy in July 2017. This past weekend, we hosted the first-ever Hult Prize Ivy FInal, bringing together all eight Ivy League universities for the chance to win $10,000, advancing one step closer to Hult Prize’s grand prize to win $1,000,000 to change the world. I am continuing my journey in the social impact sector and have launched my own initiative (Fulphil) to empower students to innovate and create impact in Philadelphia and will be launching this with the City of Philadelphia.

Twitter – @tiffyyau;@hultprize
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Lena Backe

Project Manager, Pacific Community Ventures

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Lena is a Project Manager with Pacific Community Venture’s impact advisory practice, where she conducts data analysis and research on the community and social impact of investments of PCV InSight’s clients.

Prior to joining PCV, Lena was an Analyst at Censeo Consulting Group, a public sector management consulting firm in Washington, DC. In this role, she worked with mission-driven organizations, including nonprofits, public universities, and government agencies. In addition, Lena has worked at a number of nonprofits, including B Lab and Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, as well as in corporate social responsibility consulting with Wharton Social Impact Initiative.

Lena holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) and a minor in International Development from the University of Pennsylvania.

Twitter – @lena_backe
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Justin Fier

Managing Director, Pacific Community Ventures

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Justin leads Pacific Community Ventures’ impact investing research and consulting practice. PCV is one of the most experienced impact investment specialists having worked with many of the most prominent institutional investors and philanthropies in the impact investment industry, including the Omidyar Network and the Annie E. Casey, Ford, MacArthur, and Rockefeller Foundations. Justin is also a member of PCV’s Executive Leadership Team and a professional advisor in their Business Advising program which includes mentoring small businesses and serving as an expert panelist for entrepreneurial educational events.

Prior to joining PCV, Justin spent over 15 years with the Minneapolis-based institutional investment consultant, Jeffrey Slocum & Associates. He held multiple roles at Slocum including Director of Non-U.S. Equity Research and Senior Consultant focused on leading many of firm’s endowment and foundation client relationships. Justin was also responsible for creating and leading Slocum’s Responsible Investment Team as well as a multi-asset class, multi-manager fund designed to be a total portfolio solution for smaller endowments and foundations.

In 2008, Justin founded Couloir Global Investors, a private equity venture focused on sustainable forestry in Africa. He led the startup’s overall operations including strategy, finance, ESG policy, and marketing for 5 years and remains involved with the venture today.

Justin received a BA in economics from St. John’s University in Minnesota and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has been an active volunteer for the Jones-Harrison Residence serving on their Foundation’s Executive Board since 1999 and has been a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor for over 15 years.
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Leslie Crutchfield

Executive Director, Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative, part of McDonough School of Business

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Leslie Crutchfield is executive director of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and an author, educator, and leading authority on social change. Crutchfield’s two previous books are the best-selling, award-winning Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits with Heather McLeod Grant, and Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World with Mark Kramer and John Kania of FSG, social impact consultants, where Crutchfield serves as senior advisor. A frequent media contributor and commentator, her writing and ideas have been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Washington Post, and Stanford Social Innovation Review, and she has offered commentary on ABC News, Fox, Public Broadcasting Service, and other shows.

Twitter – @GSEI_Georgetown
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Bobby Turner

Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Turner Impact Capital

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Over the past two decades, Bobby Turner has established himself as a pioneer in the area of social impact investing. Since founding Turner Impact Capital in 2014, he has rapidly built one of the nation’s largest social impact investment firms, with over $2.5 billion in investment potential to help address some of the country’s most pervasive social issues with real estate solutions.

As former Chairman, CEO and Co-Founding Partner of Canyon Capital Realty Advisors LLC (CCRA), he oversaw a commercial real estate and mortgage asset portfolio totaling over $12 billion, and was responsible for launching several groundbreaking funds that helped define the “triple bottom line” investment movement. In his years as a social impact innovator, Bobby has dedicated himself to providing sound financial returns for investors while fostering opportunities for the communities in which his funds invest.

Bobby is involved in many civic ventures, having served on the boards of the Virginia Avenue Project, the Pacific Charter School Development Corporation, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. He holds a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he and his wife have endowed a curriculum development fund and speaker series for social impact studies. He also serves on the school’s Board of Overseers.
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