Newsletter | May/Jun 2011

June 7 Live Web Presentation at 6PM: Investments with Lisa Kleissner
by Joanne Chow Winship

Tune into your computers and join live via webcast a discussion with OWA member and architect Lisa Kleissner as she shares how she is enabling social change and leveraging the capital markets.

Lisa is the president of the KL Felicitas Foundation, a family foundation she co-founded with her husband, Charly, in 2000.

Aligning your retirement account or other investment portfolio with your values is quite feasible today with the availability of many impact investing retail options. What is Impact Investing, why should you be interested and how you can apply it to your finances will be the topic of discussion. Lisa Kleissner will walk us through some global examples taking the concept from the abstract to the tangible. Even if you are not an investor, impact investing is an interesting use of capital that everyone should know about! In addition, Lisa will be sharing her work in India with social entrepreneurs with a focus on women.

There is very limited space available at the Philanthropy Workshop West conference room where the presentation will be webcast. For those of you who would like to attend in person, reservations can be made on a first come-first serve basis for the 2 available spaces left by emailing The address is 201 California Street, Suite 630, San Francisco, CA 94111. Confirmation for attending will be sent to you.

The presentation will be webcast live via Adobe Connect at 6 PM. For the visual presentation, you will need to log on at:
When you click the link, select the “enter as a guest” option, type in your name, and you will be able to enter the room.
For the audio portion of the presentation, you must call in to : 712-775-7100, using Conference ID: 712151
This is through "". Each person calling in pays a pro rata share of the call or it might be free depending on your phone plan. If they skype in, it's free, but there may be background noise. Using a land or hard line is best. This is the first time we have attempted this technological feat, so bear with us if there are connection challenges.

For those of you around the state and country, we hope you tune in!

From her travels, Lisa sends in this link on "24 Rooms in 344 Square Feet"

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