Nexus Minnesota Youth Forum

Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA – 29 & 30 May, 2015
The inaugural Nexus Minnesota Youth Forum convened 29 & 30 May, 2015 in the Twin Cities in partnership with Youthprise. It brought together young philanthropists, impact investors, and allies – including family business members, successful entrepreneurs and inspiring social change leaders. They discussed the challenges facing our world today and innovative solutions to address them.

Connecting the financial, intellectual, creative and social capital of our generation in an action-oriented, solutions-focused and safe space, the Nexus Minnesota Youth Forum aimed to inspire learning and collaboration between a uniquely powerful network of peers.

A varied and interactive program of panels, workshops and social activities explored philanthropy, impact investing and social entrepreneurship as well as the challenges of wealth stewardship, family dynamics, strategies for investing and attracting investment, and more. Sessions covered a range of social and environmental issues.

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Partial List of Speakers | See Biographies

Alicia Phillips, New Impact Fund
Amrita Ahuja, D. B. Marshall Foundation
Amy Langer, SALO
Andrew Pillsbury, Positive Coaching Alliance
Bill Graves, J. & D. Graves Foundation
Carson Kipfer, SportNgin
Dana Mortenson, World Savvy
Danielle Steer, Minnesota Social Impact Center
Dean Phillips, Phillips Foundation
Diane Tran, Minnesota Rising
Ellen George, Family Philanthropy Advisors
Erika Binger, McKnight Foundation
Hamse Warfa, M. A. Cargill Foundation
Hutton Phillips, We Day Minnesota
Jack Brewer, The Brewer Group
Jared Hanks, Juxtaposition Arts
Jeff Dykstra, Partners in Food Solutions
Jolene Rotich, Youthprise
Jon Applebaum, Minnesota House of Representatives
Jonah Wittkamper, Nexus
Jorge Rivas, Youthprise
Kelly Gage, World Childhood Foundation-Brazil
Maddie McConkey, Minnesota Youth Council
Patrick Gage, Carlson Family Foundation
R. T. Rybak, Generation Next
Susan Shank, New Impact Fund
Thompson Adernikomi, Retrace Health
Tony Sanneh, Sanneh Foundation
Trista Harris, Minnesota Council of Foundations
Wokie Weah, Youthprise