Dan Levinson

Since graduating Brown University in 1982 and Stanford Business School in 1988, Dan has been in the private equity business, founding Main Street Resources in 1998. These 25+ years of running private equity firms, funds and transactions have given Dan a strong economic foundation and firm grounding in launching and executing complex human-scale transactions and opportunities.

Over the last five years he has evolved his firm and his personal interests into a platform for local action, impact investment and entrepreneurial philanthropy, working closely as a facilitating venture partner with many businesses, investors, nonprofits and socially responsible businesses in transition and development, including Green Village Initiative, Schumacher Center for New Economics, The Center for Non-Profit Excellence, and Social Enterprise Greenhouse.

Dan believes enlightening our economic system is the key to addressing our core social, economic and environmental challenges -and that the best way to achieve this is through experimenting and modeling local/tangible impact enterprises and projects. For his efforts Dan has received the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award, the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2014 Outstanding Philanthropist award and many others.

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