Leonetti O'Connell Family Foundation

Philanthropist Around Town: Cara Esposito

For our Philanthropist Around Town series, Starfish Impact recently spoke with Cara Esposito, Executive Director of the Leonetti O’Connell Family Foundation about what they’re doing in our communities. The Foundation serves Southern California by funding innovative projects and initiatives that serve to benefit Los Angeles County and improve the wellbeing of its communities. Cara has…

Collective Impact in the Real World with SVP

Last week I wrote about the trend of Collective Impact and how thinking collaboratively can be useful for Boards. The main tenets of collective impact are collaboration toward a common goal, coordination of activities, measurement of progress, communication and accountability to a “backbone organization.” In thinking about a best example of collective impact in Los…

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Leveraging Good Work: Phillips Lerner’s Adopt-A-Center Program

A few weeks ago we wrote about Corporate Social Responsibility for smaller companies. In that article we talked about how companies of any size can benefit from CSR efforts, provided goals are clear and employees are involved. Stacy Phillips, Managing Principal at Phillips Lerner, has a near-perfect example of a CSR program that gets maximum…

The Year in Social Enterprise: An Interview with Jim Schorr

Recently Starfish Impact Consultant Cecily Jackson-Zapata, who also serves as Of Counsel with Sustainable Law Group, P.C. and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA), interviewed Jim Schorr, Adjunct Professor of Management at Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, President and CEO of SEA, former Executive Director of Juma Ventures,…