) November 29, 2007 -- Echoing Green, a nonprofit that invests in emerging social entrepreneurs, will hold its annual "Be Bold Cocktails" this Thursday, November 29th at the Highline Ballroom.
“ We are excited to join with our Social Investment Council to recognize these three extraordinary individuals ”
Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Board of Education
Vikram Akula, Founder and CEO, SKS Microfinance
Richard L. Chilton, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Chilton Investment Company
We are excited to join with our Social Investment Council to recognize these three extraordinary individuals
Dr. Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green
WHAT: The "Be Bold Cocktails" is an annual fundraiser held by Echoing Green's Social Investment Council. The Council is composed of approximately 50 young private sector leaders who fundraise and volunteer on behalf of Echoing Green.
WHERE: Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th Street
WHEN: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Thursday, November 29th
WHY: Each year Echoing Green and its Social Investment Council honor notable leaders who have demonstrated significant accomplishments and commitment to influencing positive social change.
"We are excited to join with our Social Investment Council to recognize these three extraordinary individuals," said Dr. Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green. "They represent three integral legs of meaningful social change: the social entrepreneur himself in Vikram Akula, the enlightened investor in Richard Chilton, and the committed public leader in Joel Klein."
MEDIA: To attend or schedule an interview, please contact:
Katelyn De Rogatis
katelyn @ deutschcommunications.com
About Echoing Green
To accelerate social change, Echoing Green invests in and supports outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions. Through a two-year fellowship program, Echoing Green helps its growing network of visionaries develop new solutions to society's most difficult problems. To date, Echoing Green has invested $25 million in seed funding to nearly 450 social entrepreneurs and their innovative organizations. For more information on Echoing Green and the "Be Bold Cocktails," please visit www.echoinggreen.org