W&G launches Conquer for Good: Connect, a monthly series of talks

Will & Grail is launching Conquer for Good: Connect, a monthly series of talks from local business leaders working to build a thriving ecosystem of social enterprise and purpose-driven companies. The Connect series kicks off Tuesday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Will & Grail’s offices at 1810 Cherry in the Crossroads Arts District.  Kicking off the series is Brent Lager, co- founder of The Call for KC.

Fueled by the frustration of trying to find an easy way to use their talents as volunteers, Brent Lager and Brent Lobdell launched The Call KC to connect compassionate individuals and groups of volunteers with local organizations in need of their time and talents.  Now in its fourth year, The Call KC has helped nearly 10,000 volunteers find meaningful opportunities to give back. Brent Lager will tell the story of the organization’s evolutions, and future plans for growth and expansion.  

Conquer for Good is an initiative of Will & Grail that promotes awareness, education and connectivity through talks and interaction with leaders working to build an ecosystem of social innovation and purpose-driven business.

To find out more about Conquer for Good, visit the website.

Future speakers and topics in the series include:

Emily Grace Moon | Co-founder | By Grace Designs | Tuesday, September 12

By Grace Designs came to exist after Moon saw the struggles women of impoverished nations face firsthand. Moon and her co-founder partner with local women in Ghana and India to educate and produce beautifully designed fashion pieces and accessories that allow them to create a sustainable life for their families. By Grace Designs recently won the 2017 Rengier Venture Creation Challenge sponsored by UMKC.

Doug Cowan | President, CEO | Community Services League | Tuesday, October 10

Cowan launched a strategic shift to help lift the people they serve out of poverty and make a lasting change in their lives. The league, which originated with First Lady Bess Truman, previously offered food and basic support to Eastern Jackson County citizens. It now offers financial coaching, housing, employment assistance, and other ways to help them get back on their feet and stay there.

To reserve your ticket to the August 8 event, click here.