The latest science says we are living through an “endemic” not a pandemic, anymore (take a listen to Science Friday’s 9/17 podcast). Rather than finding this...read more
Good jobs. Safe homes and communities. Quality schools. Fresh food. Close friends and family. Excellent medical care. With the COVID-19 Delta variant surging, my mind is...read more
Right now I’m hopeful: more people are getting vaccinated every day, gender and racial equity remains top of mind for all even though a year has...read more
Ask most successful people how they launched their business and they will say luck, grit, and support from friends and family: a spouse, their parents, maybe a...read more
We affirm that Black Lives Matter and recommit to that value in the wake of Duante Wright, Adam Toldedo, and Ma’Khia Bryant’s deaths at the hands of police.read more
Top of my mind these days is investing in line with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion values. Many institutions promised bold moves after George Floyd was murdered. Who is following through and doing this well? Racial justice requires new pathways for capital flows. I’m excited to be part of the McKnight Foundation’s Groundbreak Coalition, aiming to deploy $2b in flexible capital over 10 years to disrupt the status quo. In Minnesota we are a generous state, a charitable state, a hard-working state: we need to try new approaches to create that famous quality of life for all. We are leading a session on Place Based Impact Investing at the Mission Investors Exchange conference in Baltimore. Reach out if you’ll be there so I can include you in the informal MN meet-ups.