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Thursday, October 17 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Reception - Celebrate Changemakers Everywhere

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Celebrate Changemakers Everywhere
Reception sponsored by Ashoka
Brief program at 5:15pm

Join your peers for drinks and conversation at this reception hosted by Ashoka. This will be a chance to informally reflect on the values that motivate your giving, and on what makes you most hopeful about the future.

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Manmeet Mehta

Director of Program Operations and Impact, Ashoka
Manmeet Mehta is the Director of Program Operations and Impact for Ashoka U.S. She has more than 14 years of experience in the corporate and social sector, working on issues of improving access to philanthropic capital, strategy design, strategic philanthropy, and grantmaking. She... Read More →
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Michael Zakaras

Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Ashoka
Michael Zakaras is Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Ashoka where has 15 years of experience in the field of social entrepreneurship. In 2016 he co-founded the All America initiative, an effort by Ashoka in the United States to push the field beyond the coastal bubbles to be... Read More →
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Lorena Garcia Duran

Partnerships & Individual Giving Director, Ashoka
Lorena is the Partnerships & Individual Giving Director for Ashoka in the U.S. She joined Ashoka in 2008 and has been leading partnerships between social and business entrepreneurs since then. She launched Ashoka in Miami in 2009 making it the Latin American hub for all Ashoka efforts... Read More →

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Ashoka is the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs — men and women with bold ideas and transformative solutions to our more pressing social problems. Its support for early-stage innovators is leveraged many times over: in the form of organizational growth, culture and... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
Halsted Foyer, 4th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611