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Rich Hoops

Executive Director, Impact Charitable and Advisor to the Board

Rich has extensive experience in both the for profit and nonprofit/impact sectors. He is currently the Executive Director of Impact Charitable whose purpose is to help unlock and accelerate the flow of “impact” capital, helping to close capital gaps that exist between traditional capital markets and deserving communities, nonprofits, for-profit ventures, projects and impact funds.   His private sector experience includes senior management and executive positions in corporate sales, marketing and business development and also co-founder and CEO of a technology based startup and co-founded a for-profit social enterprise. More recently, Rich committed himself to leading in the social sector gaining significant experience in nonprofit management, governance,  philanthropy, and impact investing over the past 15 years. 

Locally, Rich has served on multiple nonprofit boards and has volunteered with Breakthrough since 2019.. Nationally, he serves on the advisory board for the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. In addition to his work in the US, Rich is actively engaged in the social enterprise sector in East Africa as both investor and advisor to early-stage social enterprises and as board chair for Blood:Water Mission, a nonprofit that partners with community-based organizations in the fight against the HIV/AIDs and water crises.

Rich has a BA from the University of Missouri-Colombia and an MBA in Organizational Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago. When not working, Rich enjoys camping, skiing, biking, fly-fishing, and spending time with his four daughters.