Nationally Recognized Nonprofit Leader Established Nation’s First Community Kitchen and Organization to Ensure Elected Officials Stand Up for Nonprofits
DALLAS – March, 18, 2011 – On Friday, April 1, Robert Egger, Founder and President of the nationally acclaimed DC Central Kitchen and founder of the V3 Campaign will be the featured speaker at the Dallas Social Venture Partners (DSVP) First Friday Luncheon at the Tower Club in Dallas.
Mr. Egger has been named one of the “50 Most Powerful and Influential” nonprofit leaders by the Nonprofit Times and is authored one book on nonprofit management. He speaks across the country and internationally on hunger, sustainability,
DC Central Kitchen is the nation’s first “community kitchen,” where food donated by hospitality businesses and farms is used for a culinary arts training program where unemployed men and women learn marketable skills while converting the donated food into balanced meals.
The Kitchen has produced over 23 million meals and helped 800 men and women gain employment since it opened in 1989. The Kitchen operates its own revenue generating business, Fresh Start Catering as well as the Campus Kitchens Project, which coordinates similar recycling, meal programs in college and high school-based kitchens.
The V3 Campaign – for Voice, Vote, Value – is an organization that strives to make the voice of social enterprise and non-profit movement heard during elections while remaining within IRS code for 501c3 as written. This movement ensures that elected officials will understand and stand up for nonprofit organizations.
The theme of the luncheon is “Getting it Right, a Statewide Vision for Impact,” a look at the state of nonprofits in Texas and discussion of how this sector is relevant to our quality of life and economic development.
The First Friday monthly luncheon series informs DSVP Partners and community members about socially innovative ideas that are advancing the nonprofit sector and the Dallas community.
Event: DSVP First Friday Luncheon Series featuring Robert Egger, DC Central Kitchen Founder and President
When: Friday, April 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Tower Club Dallas
1601 Elm Street, 48th Floor
Dallas, TX 75201
Cost: $25 for DSVP Partners, $30 for non-partners
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