At Acumen, we are often reminded of the inter-connectedness of our world. In effort to help bridge some more connections of our own, a few years ago, Acumen Fund launched the Acumen Fund Community - a social network for people interested in the social enterprise field and inspired by our work.
In March, we proudly celebrated reaching 5,000 members on the Community site! Now, with over 5,300 we thought this might be an appropriate moment to thank a couple recent volunteers who have really helped to make this all happen.
Kley Sippel is a student at Samford University. On paper, he’s pursuing the fields of economics and marketing. Beyond paper, he’s looking for ways to merge design, social impact, and business to more efficiently impact people, all in the context of economic principles. He’s a designer, economist, photographer, writer, social innovator, marketer, musician, thinker – all suffixed with “in development” – and an all-around committed supporter of Acumen.
Kim Ward is also a passionate and dedicated Acumen Fund fan. After graduating from University of Colorado at Boulder, she worked in London at UBS Investment Bank and then went on to work as a microfinance researcher with IFMR Trust in Chennai, India. She picked up a copy of The Blue Sweater shortly after moving to NYC, and has been spreading the word on Acumen Fund’s patient capital ever since. When Kim is not at working on Investor relations for India Equity Partners, you can find her running in Central Park or seeking out the newest restaurant in lower Manhattan.