Empowerment Day 2021 – Guests & Honorees

Re-Think, Re-Form, Re-Act Interview:

The new Mission-Related Investing strategy pioneered by the Ford Foundation provides a fascinating, revealing and powerful example of the type of re-thinking featured during Empowerment Day 2021. One of Ohio’s best known investors, Mark Kvamme, spoke with the Ford Foundation’s Roy Swan about what changes when we Re-Think, Re-Form and Re-Act.

Roy Swan¬†leads the Ford Foundation‚Äôs Mission Related Investing strategy and is the architect of their use of transformative capital to deepen impact. Learn how they “broke the rules” of endowments and advance social justice while also earning strong returns or what Ford calls double-bottom line investing.

Mark Kvamme is the co-founder of Drive Capital, a Columbus-basesd venture capital firm and previously served as the interim Chief Investment Officer and President of JobsOhio, a nonprofit corporation created to run the State’s economic development activities. His extensive investing and job-creation resume stretches across a number of industries and includes highly successful companies such as LinkedIn, and more recently Udacity and Olive.



2021 Honda Empowerment Day Corporate Awards


Columbus Partnership & Wendy’s



2021 Nationwide Empowerment Day
Social Justice Award

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty 

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