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Call to Action: What Does it Mean to Spend Covid Relief Funds Equitably and Well?

Donya Hengehold May 31, 2021

With hundreds of millions in covid relief funding already disbursed and more coming, how can impact investors, government and policy makers, and others fill the equity gaps that still exist and help rebuild a stronger, more equitable economy? Earlier rounds, including the Paycheck Protection Program, largely missed many minority, small and rural businesses. And changes may have come too late.  How can public and private sector actors address the tension between deploying capital quickly and deploying it with intentionality? This panel will look at the massive public and private response needed to cut against inequities and how to ensure accountability.



Meta Themes

  • Impact Investing

  • Stakeholder Economics & Leadership


Purpose and Desired Outcome

This panel will identify the gaps, challenges and opportunities around the hundreds of millions of dollars in covid relief funding still to come. Participants will weigh the balance between urgent and intentional capital deployment and discuss broad partnerships for equity and accountability.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Government

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Corporate & SME


  • NameSandra Moore
  • TitleChief Impact Officer
  • OrganizationAdvantage Capital
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameRyan Brennan
  • TitleManaging Director
  • OrganizationAdvantage Capital
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameSalin Geevarghese
  • Titleformer HUD official in the Obama Administration; Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy; Founding Director, Mixed-Income Strategic Alliance;
  • OrganizationPresident & CEO, SGG Insight, LLC
  • StatusInvited
  • NameDarrin Williams
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationSouthern Bancorp
  • StatusInvited
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