One of the guiding principles at the Kleinert Foundation is "We leverage our intellectual and social capital to magnify our grantmaking." We put this in practice by convening groups of people together to strengthen organizations in our focus areas and share ideas to reduce redundancy and improve efficiency models. Below are the events we have conducted since our inception in 2017. We host these private events throughout the year. To be added to our invitation list, please email contact@kleinertfdn.org .



Breakfast with Child Poverty Action Lab

Speaker: Alan Cohen

Date: October 3, 2019


Alan Cohen is the CEO of Child Poverty Action Lab, a nonprofit organization on a mission to reduce child poverty in Dallas by 50% in 20 years. Mr. Cohen presented on 
CPAL's “roadmap to reducing child poverty by 50% within a generation”

Breakfast with Deliverfund

Speaker: Jeremy Mahugh

Date: May 16, 2019


Jeremy Mahugh Co-Founder and President of DeliverFund presented on how DeliverFund will decrease human trafficking by 80% in 5 years. Jeremy also shared the DeliverFund story and how DeliverFund focuses its efforts to give Law Enforcement the tools to proactively seek and destroy the human trafficking markets, focusing on the human traffickers.



Breakfast with Thistle Farms

Speakers: Mr.Hal Cato, Ms.Gwen, and Ms.Chelle

Date: October 2, 2018


The wonderful team from Thistle Farms traveled from Nashville, TN, to share the business model of their justice enterprise with North Texas community leaders.

Breakfast with Dr. Vanessa Bouché

Speaker: Dr.Vanessa Bouché

Date: March 27, 2018

Dr. Bouché presented her current findings related to the sex trafficking world in “Mining Data to Undermine Injustice: How Empirical Research is Increasing Our Understating of Human Trafficking.” She discussed her most recent study in partnership with Thorn, “Survivor Insights: The Role of Technology in Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.” She also introduced the audience to her new website, humantraffickingdata.org, which she hopes to see used as a tool for collaboration, resource sharing, and data gathering, so that anyone involved can get current facts on human trafficking. Finally, she presented Push and Pull factors of pimps/ traffickers.​


Breakfast with Rebecca Bender

Speaker: Rebecca Bender

Date: November 3, 2017


Rebecca Bender started the presentation with general information about the issue of sex trafficking. She briefly shared her personal story and how she is connected to the DFW area. Rebecca went on backpage.com to educate our audience on how many ads there were listed the night before our event. Finally, Rebecca shared how her organization, Rebecca Bender Initiative is combating this issue.