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Community Development & Real Estate Network

Keith Timko ’02
Real Estate Advisory & Development Services
Ben Kornfeind ’04
Dunn Development Corp.
Rebecca Stitch ’04
Phipps Community Development Corporation

We invite you to join us each quarter to meet with fellow alumni working in the community development field. We will meet in person, by conference call and occasionally to get together for drinks or dinner. Some of the topics for discussion may include:

  • Pushing the boundaries of community development and looking at energy efficiency and renewable energy or access to fresh food;
  • Perspectives on project financing including the role of traditional and community development lenders;
  • The impact of the foreclosure crisis on community development; and
  • Looking at successful for-profit and nonprofit partnerships to achieve scale.

After each meeting, we will circulate notes with additional resources as an added benefit.

This group will initially target Columbia Business School alumni but will always welcome professionals outside of the School’s community. If you would like to join this group, please contact us and one of the alumni ambassadors will get in touch with you.


2014 Social Enterprise Conference

Millennials Rising: What's Next for Sustainability?

When: October 31, 2014,
8:30 am-6:00pm

The Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Between 45th and 46th Streets
New York, NY 10036

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The annual Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia Business School brings together thought leaders from across private, nonprofit, public, and academic sectors to share best practices, debate critical issues, and collaborate on innovative concepts to inspire change. Through interactive sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, a pitch competition, and networking opportunities, the conference presents guests with the opportunity to partake in the most important business and societal conversation of this new era. For updates on speakers and sessions, please visit the conference website.

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Summer Fellowship Program

Microfinance models help women of Burkina Faso

Read about the experiences of our summer fellows as they help create social and environmental value.


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