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Social Business Talk Kicks Off Ventura County Community Foundation Series

VC 216x300 Social Business Talk Kicks Off Ventura County Community Foundation SeriesMartin Loeffler, director of the California Institute for Social Business at CSU Channel Islands, will address “Social Business and Entrepreneurship: Solving Social Issues —- The Business Way” onTuesday, Feb. 24, at the VCCF Nonprofit Center in Camarillo. Loeffler’s luncheon talk leads off the 2014 Community Leadership Series, presented by the Ventura County Community Foundation.

The California Institute for Social Business at Cal State CI was established in collaboration with Professor Muhammad Yunus, who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize along with the Grameen Bank for work with microcredit to help disadvantaged people in developing countries break the cycle of poverty.

“The lines that once distinguished nonprofit and for-profit enterprise are becoming more and more blurred, with efforts underway globally to promote capitalism and businesses that achieve both social and financial objectives,” said Hugh Ralston, president and CEO of the Community Foundation and a former banking executive.

Led by local experts, the Community Leadership Series is a monthly gathering designed to foster communication among community stakeholders, policymakers and thought leaders, focusing on opportunities for philanthropy.

The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission is $25, which includes lunch.

The VCCF Nonprofit Center is at 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., next door to the Camarillo Ranch House.

To register and to learn more about the 2014 Community Leadership Series, go to vccf.org/events. Click on VCCF Events under the Inside Events tab.

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