Young Professionals for Acumen Fund

Young Professionals for Acumen Fund, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Sparrow Wines Present:
Wines From Around the World:
Join us for wine tasting to kickoff Young Professionals for Acumen Fund!

Are you looking for opportunities to be engaged in social entrepreneurship? Join us for a terrific evening of wine tasting and networking as we launch the Young Professionals for Acumen Fund.

6:30 Registration and Networking
7:00 Introduction to Young Professionals for Acumen Fund
7:15 Keynote: John Coatsworth, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
7:30 Experiences from an Acumen Fund Fellow
7:45 Wine Tasting Begins

The wine tasting will sample 10 wines including such grape varietals as Zweigelt, Pinotage, and more. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Saks Fifth Avenue will be providing a gift for all attendees and 15% V.I.P. discount on all shopping done that evening. Saks will also stay open an additional hour that evening for attendees of the event.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008
6:30-9:30 pm Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor atrium
New York, NY, 10022

Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door
Please RSVP and buy your ticket at : by Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2008
This event is open to the public. Space is limited to the first 75 paid attendees.

Partners include Acumen Fund, Sparrow Wines, and Saks Fifth Avenue. For more information, contact Young Professionals for Acumen Fund at

Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of poverty. It seeks to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the poor. Acumen Fund ‘s investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services – like health, water, housing and energy – through innovative, market-oriented approaches.
Young Professionals for Acumen Fund is a growing community of over 200 young professionals who seek to support Acumen Fund’s mission of building transformative businesses to solve the problems of poverty in the developing world. YP for Acumen has set up both knowledge and fundraising committees which work to organize educational events, fundraisers, and happy hours to support the Acumen Fund.