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Impact Investing in the Creative Economy
Creative people solve problems. Increasingly, they are going beyond the studio, the theater and the concert hall to harness the power of business to scale and sustain their ideas. Please join creative economy advocates, impact investors and entrepreneurs for a timely discussion on Impact Investing in the Creative Economy. We will explore and be inspired by new ways to think and activate as impact investors and philanthropists.

This webinar is for impact investors and philanthropists who believe in the power of creativity to drive significant social impact by:

• Funding women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color
• Creating on-ramps to economic opportunity in low-income communities
• Growing 21st century quality jobs for middle-skill workers
• Connecting ethical, sustainable supply chains with educated consumers
• Bringing diverse, culturally-authentic stories to the small and big screen


• Laura Callanan: Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab
• Mary Stuart Masterson: Actress/Director, Founder and President, Stockade Works and Upriver Studios
and Partner, Quality Pictures
• Lorrie Meyercord: Co-Founder, Conscious Endeavors
• Deb Parsons: Senior Officer, Business Development, ImpactAssets
• Patrick Robinson: Founder and Designer, Paskho

To learn more about investing in the creative economy, copy and paste the links below into your browser:

Upstart Co-Lab "Hiding in Plain Sight: Impact Investing in the Creative Economy"

ImpactAssets Donor Advised Fund Kit (enabling philanthropic investments into the creative economy)

Questions? Contact ImpactAssets Client Engagement team at engagement@impactassets.org or 855-482-2946, option 1.

Jun 30, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Mary Stuart Masterson
Founder and President @Stockade Works and Upriver Studios, LLC
After decades in front of the camera, (Some Kind of Wonderful, Fried Green Tomatoes, Benny and Joon, the Broadway musical, Nine, recurring roles on Law and Order: SVU, Blindspot, and For Life) Mary Stuart first moved to the Hudson Valley in 2006 when she directed her first feature, The Cake Eaters. After a hiatus to “produce” four children, in 2013, she began to focus on getting back to work and she wanted to do it in the Hudson Valley. Seeing the opportunity to help the local economy through expanding the Hudson Valley’s existing film and tv production capacity, in 2016, along with Beth Davenport, she founded Stockade Works, to focus on training the local workforce. The next phase was to increase production capacity by expanding the facilities footprint in the area. So, in 2019 after an exhaustive search, Mary Stuart and Beth found One Tomsons Road and began to make Upriver Studios a reality. Member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, AMPAS
Lorrie Meyercord
Co-Founder @Conscious Endeavors
Lorrie is foremost a devoted student of life. Her curiosity drives her to spend each day learning more about her true human nature and how to live each moment with love.  For the past several years she has raised her two young daughters on the island of Kauai where they can experience the beauty of nature and the spirit of Aloha.  Lorrie is a dedicated artist who spends any free time in her studio painting. Outside of the studio, Lorrie aligns her investments with her values, stewarding her resources in support of the creative economy, health and mental wellness, and solutions to global warming. Inspired by her journey, Lorrie co-founded Conscious Endeavors, a wealth management company, with her brother Jack Meyercord, as a way to support others who are also interested in a more holistic approach to stewarding their wealth.
Patrick Robinson
Founder and Designer @Paskho
Patrick is a celebrated American designer with more than 25 years in the fashion industry in America and Europe. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he grew up in Southern California where he began designing clothes for fellow surfers at the age of 14. After moving to New York and attending the Parsons School of Design, Patrick became an assistant to American-born couturier Patrick Kelly in Paris in 1986. By 1996, he was more than ready to go out on his own and started his own collection, winning numerous awards and named one of Vogue's top 100 rising stars. Patrick was selected in May 2007 to serve as executive vice president of design for Gap Adult and gapbody. He oversaw all elements of design and marketing for Gap women's and men's apparel, accessories and intimates lines worldwide. 2016 marked the full launch of his Paskho line of clothing.