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Likeminded Folks Near You

RENEW and members of the Impact Angel Network (IAN) share a vision for changing the way investors view and invest in Africa. Most IAN members are referred by a trusted friend or colleague, who in turn share the experience with others. We are proud of the progress we have made so far - but we are just getting started!

The IAN has active members in cities across North America and has expanded into Europe. Each city fosters relationships amongst members, providing a focal point to organize gatherings and events. Our most active regional areas include Washington, DC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and London.

Local advisory board chairs lead the IAN. Chairs often take on the responsibility of hosting local events and organizing trips, while also sharing insights collected across the membership with RENEW.

The current Impact Angel Network advisory board chairs include Larry & Beth DiSabatino in Wilmington, DE, David Grizzle in Washington, DC, Beth and Joel Marquette in Minneapolis, MN and Jodi Morris in San Francisco, CA and Nicholas Howle in London, UK.

The IAN is proud to be the largest North American-based angel network dedicated to investing in Africa. Through shared learning, traveling, and investing experiences, members deepen their connections with like-minded investors around the world and in their own communities.

If you would like to learn more about membership benefits and expectations, please contact RENEW or one of our IAN advisory board chairs or members.

Washington, D.C.

David Grizzle is an Impact Angel Network chapter chair in Washington, D.C. David and his wife Anne are long-time residents of Washington, D.C. Former COO of the Federal Aviation Administration, David and Anne are now involved in many other great initiatives. David first became acquainted with the IAN several years ago on a visit to Ethiopia, and he's been incredibly supportive of the network ever since. This is David’s second year serving on the Board.

San Francisco, California

Jodi Morris, CFA, CFP® has a passion for travel, education and impact investing, which all goes hand in hand with her new role as an Impact Angel Network chapter chair in San Francisco. She works as a strategy advisor, writer and speaker at her firm Connecting Growth Globally. Jodi and her husband Bob live in the Marina District of San Francisco. This is Jodi’s second year serving on the Board.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Beth and Joel Marquette are a natural fit as Impact Angel Network chapter chairs in Minneapolis, having spent five months living in Ethiopia with their four children in 2013. Beth works as an HR consultant, while Joel is an electrical engineer. This is their second year serving on the Board.

Wilmington, Delaware

Larry DiSabatino and his wife Beth are world travelers and intuitively understand RENEW and the Impact Angel Network's mission and vision. Larry is the President of DiSabatino Construction Company and Managing Member of DiSabatino Ventures. Larry and Beth live in Wilmington, DE and are active members in the community through the local Rotary Club chapter and other causes. This is their first year serving on the Board.

London, United Kingdom

Nicholas Howle and his wife Anne-Mieke are no strangers to Ethiopia, having participated in an Econ-Tourism trip in February 2017 and their son Sebastiaan completing a summer internship with RENEW in 2016. The Howle family has been very engaged in sharing the IAN experience ever since. This is their first year serving on the Board.