RSF Social Finance invites you to a dinner and networking event prior to Agriculture 2.0
On the evening before the start of the Agriculture 2.0 conference in Palo Alto, CA, join RSF Social Finance at the beautiful Jennings Pavilion in nearby Holbrook-Palmer Park for a dinner and networking event celebrating the vital role that community capital plays in sustainable food systems. Engage in a lively panel discussion with non-profit and business leaders working at the forefront of community capital initiatives. Enjoy ample networking time, along with a local and organic dinner and dessert menu provided by acclaimed CoolEatz Catering.
Panel - Celebrating Community Capital
Community capital providers and sustainable business networks are critical partners to the social enterprises that comprise local and sustainable food systems. This evening’s panelists have pioneered community-oriented models that have inspired investors, foundations, and entrepreneurs around the continent; at this event, they will explore topics such as keeping ownership within the local community, the importance of working with values-aligned financial partners, and the power of networks, all with the goal of catalyzing action in your own community. Come with questions relevant to your locale, and expect to be both challenged and compelled to take action!
Don Shaffer (moderator), President & CEO, RSF Social Finance
Leslie Christian, Chair, Upstream 21 and President & CEO, Portfolio 21 Investments
Michelle Long, Executive Director, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
Penelope Douglas, President & Co-Founder, Pacific Community Ventures
Joel Solomon, President & CEO, Renewal Partners
CoolEatz Catering is dedicated to sustainable practices and uses only the finest local, seasonal, and organic ingredients.
European Style Shared Appetizers
Shared Family Style as a First Course
Mini Dungeness Crab Cakes with Chile Aioli
Fava Bean Pate in Crispy Polenta Cups
Organic Spring Greens Salad
Spring Greens Salad
Baby Lettuces, Pea Shoots
Green Garlic, Shaved Egg, Asiago
Golden Balsamic Vinaigrette
Oven-Braised Beef Short Ribs
Grassfed Marin Sun Short Ribs, Santa Cruz Mountains Syrah Au Jus, Purple Beet Potato Mash,
Crispy Onions, Asparagus, Olive Oil, Oregano
Seasonal Vegetable Gratin
A Gratin of Velvety Layered Organic Spring Vegetables with Spring Hill Organic Cheddar, Purple Beet Potato Mash, Asparagus, Olive Oil, Oregano
All served with local, organic Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and beer
Chocolate Fondue Dessert Station
Organic Chocolate Fondue Station served with Dessert Bites, Bread Pudding, Mini Cupcakes, Mini Cheesecake, and Seasonal Fruit
Organic Strawberries hand-dipped in Organic Warm Chocolate, House-made Organic Marshmallows and Mini Brownies.
Port & Scotch Bar
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RSF Social Finance
RSF Social Finance is a non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. In partnership with its investors and donors, RSF has made over $200 million in loans and over $85 million in grants since 1984 to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.