Kat Taylor
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Insights from Kat Taylor

Monday, April 25, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, Alpha Gamma Rho Hall

The UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in partnership with the World Food Center invite you to join a networking mixer and keynote presentation with Kat Taylor, founding director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation and co-founder/co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank.

Kat Taylor works in service of restoring social justice and environmental well-being. Kat is active in a variety of social enterprises, public benefit and philanthropic ventures on the West Coast. As a Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF), she is dedicated to inspiring a sustainable food system through ranching, training, tours, research, and school food and garden programs. TKREF owns the social enterprise LeftCoast GrassFed, raising humanely cattle and other livestock for the benefit of people and the planet. Kat serves and has served on many non-profit boards including the Harvard Board of Overseers, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, ProPublica, CuriOdyssey, Insight Prison Project, KQED and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Kat also currently serves as Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to bring beneficial banking to low-income communities in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. Beneficial State Bank is the result of a merger between OneCalifornia Bank, which Kat and her husband, Tom Steyer, founded in Oakland, CA, and ShoreBank Pacific, with offices in California, Oregon and Washington. The bank’s revolutionary ownership mandates that any distributed profit be invested in the low-income communities it serves and environment upon which we all depend.

This networking mixer and keynote presentation takes place on Day 1 of the three-day Ag Innovation Entrepreneurship Academy. If interested, you are encouraged to apply and register to attend the full academy, but you do not need to be registered for the academy to attend this keynote mixer.

There is no charge to attend this event. RSVP now as we expect to reach capacity.