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Meredith Lorenz Heimburger

Partner and Head of Impact, Global Endowment Management; Trustee, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Meredith Lorenz Heimburger is a Partner and Head of Impact at Global Endowment Management (GEM). As Head of Impact, Meredith partners with GEM’s clients to align their investment programs with their values and mission. Meredith and her team aim to meet these clients where they are to help them fulfill both their impact and investment objectives.

Prior to joining GEM in 2012, Meredith spent seven years with Teach For America. She served first as a classroom teacher and then as a member of the staff, leading the expansion of the organization’s presence in new and developing regions across the U.S.

Meredith is a trustee and chair of the finance committee for the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, which promotes sustainable solutions to human and environmental problems. She is also a member of the Davidson College Board of Visitors and a trustee of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Foundaiton. She is an active member of several organizations that focus on leveraging assets for positive impact, invluding The ImPact and The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW).

Meredith received her B.A. in English with a concentration in Gender Studies from Davidson College.


Voices from the Field

Impact Investing, and What I Wish I Knew When I Started

Posted on August 11, 2022 by Meredith Lorenz Heimburger

sticky notes on bulletin board. Yellow sticky note says "Impact Investing" and pink sticky note has bar graph measuring money that increases over time
Introduction to Systemic Challenges I started my career as a teacher with Teach For America, hoping to replicate in my classroom a version of my grandfather’s rags to riches story, with education as the great equalizer for kids from underinvested communities. My former students would say I taught them well, but I learned more than I taught—about compounding, systemic challenges… Read More