The Portland Business Journal's Suzanne Stevens interviewed Doug Stamm in June 2016, for a closer look at Meyer's redesign and equity journey.
The Q+A begins with news that Meyer invested in a fund that invests in minority-led startups:
Meyer Memorial Trust made headlines last week when it announced a $2 million investment in the Elevate Capital Fund. Launched in 2015, the fund will invest in startups led by minorities. That objective aligns squarely with Meyer’s mission to “invest in organizations, communities, ideas and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon.” That mission prompted the 34-year-old foundation to take a hard look at its own organization beginning in 2014. We checked in with Meyer CEO Doug Stamm to get a better understanding of Meyer’s commitment to equity.
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