Roundtable Discussion with Social Entrepreneur Robert Egger
We are pleased to invite members to a roundtable with a social entrepreneur based in the United States Robert Egger on Wednesday 15 June from 2pm – 3.30pm, which will take place at the East Belfast Network Centre.
This is a unique opportunity to engage with Robert on his leadership journey and also his insight into the challenges and opportunities that face the Third Sector as we step forward.
Robert has an incredible story, in 1989, Robert Egger put aside his career as a successful nightclub owner to found the D.C. Central Kitchen, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that collects unused food from local restaurants, caterers, and hotels, and produces 4,000 meals a day. The kitchen includes a 12-week job training program, helping former homeless transients and drug addicts get work at local restaurants. Egger also founded the Campus Kitchens Project, which opened similar programs in college cafeterias across the country.
Egger published a book, “Begging for Change,” in which he writes that the social sector is “entering one of the most critical junctures in …our nation’s history,” adding that donors need to “change the way we give” and non-profits must “change the way we use what we’re given.”
Places are limited. Please register with email@example.com by close of business on Wednesday 8 June 2016.
Robert will also be speaking as part of the Xchange Summer School.