When Simone became the president of her family’s foundation she knew it would be important to take risks. Inspired by a simple tool of her grandfather’s trade, she started a major initiative through Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies to understand ethical food sourcing and address larger food systems change. The experience renewed her spirit and belief in the promise and possibility of her family’s philanthropy to drive change.

“There are a lot of benefits to family members being engaged because I think that as family members we can take risks that other people can’t take.”  
- Simone Friedman, Head of Philanthropy and Impact Investment, EJF Philanthropies

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