What’s Your Why?

To commemorate ICIC’s three decades of fostering economic growth and opportunity in underserved communities through groundbreaking research and programs, we are asking program participants, funders, nominators, and staff, “What’s Your Why?” Members of our ecosystem are responding by sharing what motivates them and how their “why” connects them to ICIC. These varied and impactful stories help us to reflect on our journey, fuel our mission, and shape our future.

Join us in this celebration by engaging with the stories below and sharing your why with our community.

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Anita Graham, a Managing Director at Arctaris Impact Investors, shares why their collaboration with ICIC helps to rejuvenate under-resourced communities.
Brian Pifer, Vice President of Research and Insights for Small Business Majority, shares why their mission aligns with the mission of ICIC.
Bernadette Capulong, CEO of BC Design Haus and two-time IC100 Award winner, shares her why – partnerships.

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Jessica Lewis, CEO of Mobu Enterprises, a Building for Growth alumna, shares her why – giving equitable access to “green” ways of living and incorporating them into our daily lives.
Sarah Hilmer shares Intuit’s why for partnering with the Building for Growth program – fulfill its mission to power prosperity in small businesses in underserved areas.
Tony Selvaggio, CEO of eSmart Recycling, shares his company’s why: Holistic Sustainability

Saidah Farrell, Founder & CEO of Olivia Rose Confections and Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women: Black in Business alumna, shares her why: Creative Freedom

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