Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Park Cities resident John Palter wears many hats — trial attorney, devoted dad and committed cyclist. This June, he wore yet another hat: social innovation promoter. John, who is the past board chair of DSVP, co-chaired bigBANG! 2011 at Union Station in Dallas. In its second year, bigBANG! convened a community of foundations, investors, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders to solve social problems through the collaborative application of innovative business practices.
When asked why social innovation is important, John said: "bigBANG! aligns the community around a compelling societal goal to achieve leveraged and measurable impact. Through collective innovation by the private sector, urgent social problems may be addressed effectively on national scale.”