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Pro-Athletes’ Hometowns Rise Up with Impact

Timothy Freundlich May 19, 2021

There is a wave building, Athletes and other influencers are coming to impact investing and a model emerges. Hometowns rising, going back to where you came from and paying it forward, with deep commitments and an emphasis on community and entrepreneur development and racial equity. The promise of millions of followers’ eyes turned to left behind cities and towns across this country is on the table big time, with complex collaborations across wealth advisory, community development finance, corporations, franchises/leagues, impact investment funds and accelerators, and donor advised funds. 


Radical Collaboration

Meta Themes

  • Equity & Inclusion

  • Impact Investing


Brand, Marketing, Democratization, Radicle Collaboration

Purpose and Desired Outcome

To educate on new models of collaboration that broaden the market awareness of moving catalytic capital into communities of need by leveraging pro athletes’ fan bases and celebrity.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Accelerators & Incubators


  • NameMargret Trilli
  • TitleCEO & Chief Investment Officer
  • OrganizationImpactAssets
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameDerrick Morgan
  • TitleFounder and Partner, Ex-NFL Player
  • OrganizationI Am Nation
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameWale Ogunleye
  • TitleHead of Sports and Entertainment, Ex-NFL Player
  • OrganizationUBS
  • StatusInvited
  • NameMaurice Jones
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationLISC (& OneTeam)
  • StatusInvited
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