How Can Foundations Support Successful Entrepreneurism in Challenging Circumstances?

Friday, May 11, 2018
8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Greater Twin Cities United Way, 404 S 8th St, Stuart Wells Room, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Clifton Taulbert and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation have worked closely together over the years on the subject of entrepreneurship in communities facing challenges. Kauffman supported the development of Taulbert’s book, Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur

This is your chance to engage in conversation with one of the most highly regarded speakers and writers on the subject entrepreneurship and wealth in under-resourced communities and one of the highest level thinkers on the topic of transparency and accountability in philanthropy.

Please join Clifton Taulbert and John Tyler to hear about the many important lessons they’ve learned on how foundations can best foster and support entrepreneurship.

Taulbert grew up in the Jim Crow Mississippi Delta, and emerged as a tremendously successful entrepreneur, author, and teacher.  He focuses both on community building and on entrepreneurship and the building of wealth in rural and under-resourced communities.  One of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s core mission areas is entrepreneurship, including a component that focuses on entrepreneurship in communities facing challenges. Tyler has been the Foundation’s general counsel for 19 years and has been integral to its efforts towards this mission area. Kauffman supported the development of Taulbert’s book, Who Owns the Ice House?  Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur. The Bush Foundation, the Greater Twin Cities United Way, and Northwest Area Foundation are co-sponsoring this opportunity for our foundation community to engage with Taulbert and Tyler about the roots of entrepreneurship, its connections with philanthropy, and lessons they’ve learned about how foundations can best support entrepreneurship.

This event is being co-sponsored by MCF members the Bush Foundation, the Greater Twin Cities United Way, and Northwest Area Foundation. Coordinating support is being provided by Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul.

This event will be held at Greater Twin Cities United Way in Minneapolis. Refreshments will be served. Your advanced registration for this event is appreciated. Video-conference participation will also be available (link will be sent in email confirming your registration. For more information, contact Levi Weinhagen, MCF program manager (612.465.0718).



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