Founder/CEO – Slingshot Memphis
Justin is the Founder/CEO of Slingshot Memphis, Inc. This 501(c)(3)’s primary function is to disrupt chronic poverty in the Memphis area. Modeled after the venture philanthropy platform pioneered by investor and native Memphian Paul Tudor Jones, Slingshot Memphis applies investment principles to the practice of philanthropy. Slingshot Memphis pinpoints organizations with the proof or capacity to generate the most effective solutions that lift and keep Memphis out of poverty. To unlock maximum potential, Slingshot funds and equips partner organizations with data-driven technologies, technical assistance, capable personnel, and other support. In doing so, Slingshot Memphis aggregates community dollars, allowing donors to double down on the people and organizations making the most impact. They choose this approach because it works, giving a higher percentage of impoverished neighbors a better quality of life, lifting and keeping them out of poverty. More information can be found at slingshotmemphis.org.