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We help young professionals make a positive social impact in their communities through partnership with local nonprofit organizations.

Join a community of socially engaged professionals

Support local initiatives

Make a difference

Highwind Impact Fund’s mission is to provide impactful project-based grants to grassroots nonprofits and to empower young professionals to utilize their skills, resources, and energy for meaningful philanthropic engagement.

For Young Professionals
HOW IT WORKS

Contact Us
Reach out to learn more

Become a Partner
Join Highwind’s venture philanthropy fund Board

Multiply Your Impact
Use your business skills to expand your impact

For Nonprofit Organizations
RECEIVE FUNDING

We provide small, project-based or core-need grants, ranging from $500 – $5,000. Over a four month grant cycle, we will work together to identify areas of need and partner with you to develop a grant application.

Reach Out
Send us a short description of your work and your desired area of support

Work with Our Team
A local team member will reach out, learn about your organization, and work with you on a grant

Make an Impact Together
We will work toward funding your organization and building your nonprofit together


MEET OUR TEAM

Highwind Impact Fund brings together a diverse group of young professionals from across the nation who are passionate about tangible engagement with their communities


Executive Board

Ben Tour

Co-Founder
Ben is an MBA Candidate at Harvard Business School. He formerly worked as an associate at Madison Dearborn Partners in Chicago, IL. Ben earned his B.A. in Mathematical Economic Analysis from Rice University in 2017.

Richard He

Co-Founder
Richard is an MBA Candidate at Harvard Business School. He formerly worked as an associate at Madison Dearborn Partners in Chicago, IL. Richard earned his B.A. in Economics from Harvard University in 2017.

Margaret Roddy

Co-President
Margaret is an associate at TPG Growth and The Rise Fund in San Francisco, CA. She formerly worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banking analyst. Margaret earned her B.S.Ch.E in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 2018.

Mac Levin

Co-President
Mac is an associate at Madison Dearborn Partners in Chicago, IL. He formerly worked at PJT Partners as an investment banking analyst. Mac earned his degree from the University of Michigan in 2018.

Ali Cramer

Chief Financial Officer
Ali is an associate at Insight Equity in Dallas, TX. She formerly worked at J.P. Morgan as an investment banking analyst. Ali earned her B.A. in Mathematical Economic Analysis from Rice University in 2018.

Brendan Austin

Chief Operating Officer
Brendan is an associate at Madison Dearborn Partners in Chicago, IL. He formerly worked at Deutsche Bank as an investment banking analyst. Brendan earned his B.A. in Business and in Finance from Villanova University in 2018.

Davis Nelson

Co-Chief Talent Officer
Davis is an analyst at BDT & Company in Chicago, IL. He earned his B.A. in Mathematical Economic Analysis from Rice University in 2020.

Kenan Davis

Co-Chief Talent Officer
Kenan is an associate at Cathexis in Houston, TX. He formerly worked at J.P. Morgan as an investment banking analyst. Kenan earned his B.A. in Mathematical Economic Analysis from Rice University in 2018.

Hannah Bao

Chief Marketing Officer / Secretary
Hannah is an associate at Centana Growth Partners in New York, NY. She formerly worked at J.P. Morgan as an investment banking analyst. Hannah earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2017.

Bani Randhawa

Chief Development Officer
Bani is an associate at Madison Dearborn Partners in Chicago, IL. She formerly worked at Evercore as an investment banking analyst. Bani earned her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University in 2018.

Yamini Bhandari

Chief Impact Officer
Yamini is in corporate strategy and operations at Medium in San Francisco, CA. She formerly worked at J.P. Morgan as an investment banking analyst. Yamini earned her B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2017.

Raymond Cen

Chief Investment Officer
Raymond is an associate at Crescent Capital Group in Los Angeles, CA. He formerly worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an investment banking analyst. Raymond earned his B.A. in Economics from Harvard University in 2017.

Ashish Kulkarni

Network Chair
Ashish is an associate at Golden Gate Capital in San Francisco, CA. He formerly worked at Bain & Company as an associate consultant. Ashish earned his B.S.Ch.E in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 2019.

Monique Groen

Board Member
Monique is an associate at Kirkland & Ellis in San Francisco, CA. She earned her J.D. with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020 and her B.A. in Economics from Rice University in 2017.

Megan Cosgrove

Board Member
Megan is an associate at Tideline in New York, NY. She earned her B.A in Social Studies from Harvard University in 2017.

Partner Board

Colin Campbell

Madison Dearborn Partners
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Lauren Heller

Apollo Global Management
Rice University
Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Kim

BC Partners
Brown University
New York, NY

Cassie Wang

Blackstone
Harvard University
New York, NY

Amanda Wong

Madison Dearborn Partners
Cornell University
Chicago, IL


SUPPORT


Thank you for your interest in supporting Highwind Impact Fund. Please email highwindimpact@gmail.com for additional information.

GET INVOLVED

Interested in joining Highwind Impact Fund?
Email highwindimpact@gmail.com for additional information.

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