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 .
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.