The Future of Impact Investing – virtual meeting

February 22, 2022 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm   
We are at an incredible moment in history. World-changing external forces–climate, technology, a pandemic–are reshaping our societies at the same time investors and consumers reorient to place values and purpose at the center of all affairs. Within this rapidly shifting economic landscape, the desire to integrate values into our actions, both charitable and financial, is clear. Social Venture Partners Dallas was an early adopter of impact investing, believing it to be an effective strategy for sustained good. We continue to champion the impact that can occur at the intersection of financial return and social good. Looking forward from this moment in history, the discipline of impact investing will have to further mature as a tool for impact in the new economy. Join our conversation as we explore what has gone well in impact investing and what the future holds for making good more sustainable and equitable. Panelists:
  • Heather Gilker, Executive Director, SWAN Impact Network North Texas Chapter – Click Here For Bio
  • Otho Kerr, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Impact Investing, Federal Reserve Bank of New York – Click Here For Bio
  • Dominic Ramos-Ruiz, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of New York – Click Here For Bio
  • Donovan Ervin, Climate Finance Officer, the Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice (moderator) – Click Here For Bio


Women Networking

Women@SWAN Virtual Lunch

March 8, 2022 - 12:00 pm   
Take your lunch hour to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th by networking with other members of Women @ SWAN! We will be doing self-introductions and interactive breakout rooms, so come prepared to meet other motivated, passionate SWAN women. This luncheon is a great opportunity to invite prospective women members, so please bring a friend! They’ll learn more about SWAN’s mission and meet all of you. You can forward this event information to any of your guests so they can register. Hosted by the women on the SWAN board of directors: Heather Gilker, Laura Hill, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Gorczynski Please RSVP for this event by registering. Zoom link provided with registration.


SWAN Virtual Happy Hour

March 24, 2022 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm   
  SWAN is pleased to welcome John Thornborrow as our guest at the next SWAN members-only virtual happy hour on March 24th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. CST.  John is a leader in the Austin impact investing ecosystem, and was one of the first people that SWAN founder Bob Bridge met with when he was pondering whether to start the SWAN network. John’s recent resume includes: Managing Partner, Cura Health Fund Cura is a health-based, market rate return fund with a mission to bring promising new health solutions to everyone, starting with our most vulnerable communities. Chief Venture Officer, Design Run Group Design Run Group is a venture studio that partners with health organizations to create new companies that build innovative human-centered solutions to serve the health & wellness needs of vulnerable communities, and beyond. Board Member, BB Imaging and Consulting BB is owned and operated by SWAN angels Blanca and Ben, and brings ultrasound services to under-served pregnant women. Founder, Austin Impact Capital Austin Impact Capital provides an innovative model for bringing financial resources to impact solutions, through new financial vehicles powered by the relationship between social entrepreneurs and investors. Adjunct Professor, Social Entrepreneurship UT Austin   We hope you will join us for what will be sure to be a fascinating conversation. Please use the link below to join us!



Board of Directors Meeting

March 29, 2022 - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm   
Ask Bob for the Zoom call info if you don't have it.

Dallas Impact Happy Hour

April 12, 2022 - 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm   
Join MassChallenge, SWAN Impact Network, SMU Lyle School of Engineering, The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SMU, EY Entrepreneurs Access Network, BioLabs Pegasus Park, Impact Ventures, Health Wildcatters, and UT Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for a networking event as we bring together founders, investors, and other key stakeholders in the North Texas startup ecosystem at Pegasus Park. Light bites and drinks will be served. Event Agenda: 4:30PM Event Begins 5:15PM Event Announcements 6:30PM Event Ends


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Board of Directors Meeting

June 28, 2022 - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm   
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Webinar: Angel Investing in the Current Economic Environment

July 21, 2022 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am   
The economy is worrisome. How should you think about angel investing in the next 12 months? We have been here before. There was the bust in 2001 and the housing crash in 2008. What investing lessons were learned from those down cycles, and how can those lessons inform your near-term investment decisions? Please join a conversation with senior SWAN Impact Network leadership regarding where we are in the startup capital cycle, lessons learned, how startups need to respond to the current environment, how to protect angel investments and investees, and advice for angels on the road ahead. The online conversation will provide time to hear and discuss your questions. We hope you will join us for this conversation, which is open to the public. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to the webinar.


SWAN POC Affinity Group Meeting

July 28, 2022 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   
SWAN's POC (People of Color) Affinity Group will host a Zoom call to discuss the group's charter, objectives, and future plans. Please reach out to SWAN Administrative Director Jenny Dielmann-Garcia at with any questions.