Updates

Summer Newsletter

A letter from the new CEO, a major announcement for The 2019 Winter Innovation Summit, new Forbes content, Impact Fellow has an idea worth spreading, Sorenson Impact Center announces partnership with Ivory Innovations and the unique 24-hour event for housing affordability, Impact Fellow applications open, we welcome new team memebers and much more!


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Special Announcement

The Sorenson Impact Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Hewson Baltzell as the new CEO of the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business. Mr. Baltzell’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for the Center. Mr. Baltzell was appointed by the Eccles School Dean, Taylor Randall, after an extensive national search and is relocating from New York City.


June Newsletter

The Sorenson Impact Center continues its The Impact Revolution series with Forbes with its sencond release – The Social Impact Revolution is Revolution; your latest Opportunity Zones update; The 2019 Winter Innovation Summit is underway; we gear up for a PFS competition; we learn about earAccess, their impact, and how our Impact Fellows were involved; we shine the professional spotlight on Kaitie Jowers and the student spotlight on Gabe Moreno and much more!

 


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May Newsletter

Announcing the original content series partnership with Forbes,  #TheImpactRevolution, and the first official release – Liberty & Justice: A Social Enterprise Impact Story; the University Venture Fund II: Impact Investing (UVF II) Completes First-Round Close at $8.2M; we see highlights from the 2018 Winter Innovation Summit; we continue our search for the ideal candidate for the latest position open; we congratulate the 2018 graduating class of Impact Fellows; we shine the professional spotlight on Wissam Tekarli and the student spotlight on Jackie Sullivan and much more!


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April Newsletter

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Winter Innovation Summit! See what we've been up to in data science, policy innovation, impact investing, and thought leadership; we re-image the Sorenson Impact website; we examine school district data to support preschool program development to increase Kindergarten readiness; we congratulate the team of Impact Fellows who competed in London in the 8th Annual Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge; we shine the professional spotlight on Caroline Ross and the student spotlight on Sherry Roy.


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March Newsletter

We take a look back at the 2018 Winter Innovation Summit; we learn more about the Investing In Opportunity Act that focuses on empowering the distressed areas in America through impact investing and its New York Times feature; the 2018 Early Childhood Innovation Lab is announced; our Impact Fellow, Tommy Jacobsen, shares his unique fly-on-the wall perspective on last year's ECIL; our Chief Research Officer, Jack Robinson, shares his thoughts on evidence-based initiatives on the latest issue of the Think-Tank; Jim Sorenson visits the White House to discuss the Investing In Opportunity Act; the professional spotlight shines on Senior Associate William Powers and the student spotlight shines on Impact Fellow Merissa Frandsen.


Fall Newsletter

We say farewell to Jeremy Keele, who is departing from the Sorenson Center to pursue other exciting endeavors; Jeremy Lund will now serve as interim CEO; Jim Sorenson shares his insight on the urgent need for the Investing in Opportunities Act in the latest ThinkTank; Kaitie Jowers and Kimberly Venable show us the planning and behind-the-scenes for the Winter Innovation Summit; Courtney McBeth describes her experience with the first ever Early Childhood Innovation Lab; former Impact Fellow Katie Houser highlights her most memorable project while at the center; the professional spotlight shines on Senior Associate Greg Keough, and student spotlight on Impact Fellow Curtis Clawson.


September Newsletter

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Winter Innovation Summit! A message from Governor Gary Herbert; featured book: The Innovation Blindspot, with an impact investing chapter featuring our founder Jim Sorenson; CITYLAB's article featuring the Sorenson Impact Data Science team, 'What This Salt Lake City Heatmap Tells Us About Drug Crime;' an insight with Impact Fellow Jameson Osmond and experimental education at Sorenson Impact; the professional spotlight shines on Katie Reberg and student spotlight features Sammy Flitton.


Summer Newsletter

Sorenson Impact founder, Jim Sorenson, talks with Sorenson's President & CEO, Jeremy Keele; Featured book 'What Matters Investing in Results,' with chapters written by Sorenson's very own Jeremy Keele, Janis Dubno & Sara Peters; the M.I.T journal chapter by Jeremy Keele & Fraser Nelson in partnership with Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams is the featured article; "The Data on Recidivism" by Daniel Hadley; Professional spotlight shines on Jack Robinson, Ph.D. and student spotlight featuring Max Metcalf.

 


Stay in the Loop

Matthew Weatherly-White of The CAPROCK Group and Nicholas Fritz of Sorenson Impact discuss impact measurement; Tracy Palandjian of Social Finance and Gretchen Anderson of Sorenson Impact speak on the history and future of Pay for Success / Social Impact Bonds; Jeremy Lund talks impact investing and higher education in our Think Tank; the spotlight shines on professional Courtney McBeth and student Sandra Octaviani; and the Sorenson Impact Center congratulates 11 graduating students.


Announcing the Think Tank

Check out Sorenson Impact's new blog, the Think Tank! President & CEO Jeremy Keele kicks it off with reflections on our past and future.


 
 

Announcing Open Grant Competitions at Sorenson Impact

Both our Pay for Success feasibility grant and our Pay for Success data assistance grant re-opened on March 1, 2017. And hear our Chief Data Scientist, Daniel Hadley, discuss the challenges and opportunities of data in the social sector with Rayid Ghani, Director of the Center for Data Science & Public Policy at the University of Chicago with our new Impact Chat release.

 

 

February 2017 Newsletter

A new Sorenson Impact look, Jeremy Keele becomes President & CEO, Soledad O'Brien & Mikaela Beardsley talk What Works Media Project in their Impact Chat, the 2017 Winter Innovation Summit thank you, announcing awardees for the SIF data grant, and collaborating with Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA) .