Tomorrow I am teaching a class on how social entrepreneurs address really big problems. We’ll be over simplifying for the purposes of our 1hr 15 min class, but basically discussing two methods of impact…
Dave Peery manages the day-to-day operations and overall strategy of his family’s foundation. After joining his sister Jennifer for a trip to India in 2003 to visit a micro-finance institution and its clients, his interest in the potential of the foundation began to grow. After spending some time in the family’s commercial real-estate business, Dave made the transition to full-time philanthropy in 2008. Since then, he has been responsible for translating the family’s values into the overall approach of the foundation, and laying the groundwork for a growing organization.
Jessamyn Lau joined the Peery Foundation as its first staff member in May of 2009. Her contributions as Program Leader have been vital towards shaping the foundation’s strategy and developing programs. Additionally, she is responsible for strengthening the foundation’s portfolio and directly supporting existing grantees. Jessamyn’s MBA from Brigham Young University and time spent with Ashoka U have given her the perspective and skill-set to help the foundation develop new methods to support and build the field of social entrepreneurship.
Lanée Jensen joined the Peery Foundation team as Program Assistant in September of 2011. Her time spent abroad in developing countries and work with an NGO in China prompted her to seek a career in the social sector. Lanée is responsible for supporting the team in serving the Peery Foundation’s grantees. She earned a BA in Comparative Literature and Spanish from Brigham Young University.