Lunch & Learn: Taproot Foundation 1/27

Free lunch! Amazing, inspiring speakers! What could be better? The USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab invites you to our first Lunch & Learn event of the spring semester, featuring Joel Bashevkin, Executive Director of Taproot, Bay Area, Director of Global Pro Bono, and current interim Executive Director the Taproot Foundation, Los Angeles.

Founded in 2001, the Taproot Foundation’s mission is to “lead, mobilize and engage professionals in pro bono service that drives social change.” Its work focuses around building a pro bono marketplace that, like philanthropy, is large, transparent, professional and accessible.

Taproot’s Los Angeles office has worked with over 1,000 local nonprofit organizations, delivering close to 350 Service Grant projects, constituting over 150,000 hours of pro bono service. In just over six years, we have readied more than 2,000 Los Angeles professionals to take on pro bono challenges.

Joel Bashevkin has been the Executive Director of Taproot Foundation, Bay Area for six years. With a focus on building a strong pro bono marketplace in the region, he leads the effort to engage business professionals, nonprofits and corporations in high quality, impactful pro bono engagements. Focused on consulting to organizations undergoing tremendous growth and organizational development, Joel’s nearly 30 year nonprofit career includes the roles of JCC Executive Director, Contemporary Jewish Museum Deputy Director & Boston Food Bank Operations Director. He has also served on nonprofit boards and has consulted to organizations working in the areas of arts, disability, public health, domestic poverty and hunger.

Complementary lunch is served.

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Co-sponsored by the Trojan Consulting Group and Los Angeles Community Impact

The Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab provides opportunities for USC students, faculty, and other individuals to use business principles to create positive social and environmental impact. Through education, programs, events, and career development, we inspire the next generation of enlightened business leaders and social entrepreneurs.

The Lunch & Learn series exposes the USC community to issues of social and environmental importance and how business solutions can be used to approach these issues. They are open to all students and faculty. (

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