Daryn Dodson is a passionate advocate of social and economic justice, especially for voiceless marginalized groups. His work with impact investing, advising private equity funds, Fortune 100 companies, universities and foundations is undertaken with the lens of addressing the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems.
Mr. Dodson leads the Special Equities Program as a Consultant to the Board of the Calvert Funds, $13 billion family of mutual funds that pioneered the socially responsible investing field, as well as providing diligence on behalf of foundation endowments representing over $300 million in assets. Previously, Mr. Dodson served as Director of University and Corporate Partnerships for The Idea Village, where he created a platform engaging leading private equity firms, business schools, and Fortune 500 companies to invest more than 100,000 hours and $2 million into more than 1,000 New Orleans entrepreneurs post-Hurricane Katrina. Prior to The Idea Village, Mr. Dodson built a coalition of national banks and faith-based institutions to educate Congress on reforms needed to stabilize the subprime lending market with Self-Help Credit Union. Mr. Dodson currently serves as a Board Director for Ben and Jerry’s (where he chairs the Social Audit Committee), Heifer Foundation (Investment Committee), and Impact Hub DC. He is also President of the Stanford Business Alumni DC Chapter. Mr. Dodson earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an A.B. in Public Policy from Duke University.