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Joanne Wedderspoon

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Charities Aid Foundation

SPOTLIGHT ON LUKE KAVANAGH

16 March 2021

We're delighted to announce that Luke Kavanagh has recently joined the CAF Venturesome team as an Investment Executive.  Luke manages a portfolio of social investments across all funds, with responsibilities ranging from assessing investment applications to monitoring existing investee performances.

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TELL ME A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR BACKGROUND

I graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011, where I studied Law and Criminology. Having volunteered for a charity in Peru working with disadvantaged children, I decided to pursue a career in the charitable sector once back in the UK. I began working for Social Investment Business in 2013 and developed a significant understanding of charities and social investment in the UK. Initially working as a Relationship Manager, the focus of my work was to manage a portfolio of organisations, acting as a mentor to enable organisations to receive the appropriate support and finance required. I then worked as a Project Manager on a number of grant and investment funds, where I was involved in all phases within the full project life cycle of charitable funding from design to implementation. I live in East London and outside of work I enjoy the endurance challenge of triathlons and supporting Coventry City FC!

 

WHAT TYPES OF CAUSES ARE YOU MOST ATTRACTED TO?

I have been fortunate enough to work with a number of community led organisations and have recently become a trustee of a local charity based in Tower Hamlets. Having worked in partnership with the Forward Trust I have a particular interest in working with organisations that support ex-offenders and people in recovery. I have seen first-hand what positive outcomes can take place with the right type of help and support.

Want to know more? Talk to our team on 03000 123 300 or email us at venturesome@cafonline.org and we’ll be happy to help.

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