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IMPACT Newsletter: GP’s past, present & future, Luncheon highlights, and Investing in coffee co-ops


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GP IMPACT: Fall 2014

Here in Seattle, the days are getting shorter, the air chillier, and stringed lights are beginning to appear throughout the city. The holiday season has arrived. Next week, many of you will spend Thanksgiving with loved ones, sharing a meal and reflecting on all that you're thankful for.

We have also been doing quite a bit of reflection; 2014 is Global Partnerships’ 20th anniversary, and we’re thankful for your support of our work, and belief in our mission of expanding opportunity for people living in poverty.

At our annual luncheon last month, we looked back on our 20-year journey, and provided a glimpse into our future. In this issue of IMPACT, we round up highlights from the luncheon, and take a deeper look at our work with coffee cooperatives. Those who were unable to attend our luncheon may watch it online here.

GP'S PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE 
GP’s President & CEO Rick Beckett reflects on GP’s journey – from our start as a family foundation making grants in the pioneering days of microfinance to our current work as a nonprofit impact investor. Rick also recently shared his insights in interviews with Forbes, Humanosphere and GlobalWA
Read more >

LUNCHEON HIGHLIGHTS
Last month, you helped us raise an astounding $643,000 at our annual luncheon! Our special guest speakers Elizabeth Littlefield, president & CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and Frank Fuentes, general manager of our partner Crediflorida in Peru, also shared powerful speeches. Read more >

INVESTING IN COFFEE CO-OPS
Karina Vadillo, GP’s legal services and fund operations officer, talks about her visit with Colombian co-ops earlier this year, and sheds light on the challenges that farmers face, and the ways that GP’s investments help. Read more >

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Blog Tags: 20th anniversary   co-ops   coffee   Colombia   IMPACT Newsletter   Latin America   luncheon   OPIC   Rick Beckett   

Guests at GP's 12th annual luncheon in October 2014.
Guests at GP's 12th annual luncheon on October 22, 2014. Photo © Global Partnerships.

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