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Todd Vogel

Managing Director | Loom, a foundation

Seattle, WA, United States

"Focus on potential. Expand opportunity."

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Sustainability & Environment
Government & Community
Arts & Entertainment

My tags:

ActivismClimate ChangeCommunityEntrepreneurshipEnvironmentHistoryPhilanthropySocial ChangeSustainabilityWriting

Very good at:
+ Strategic Thinking
+ Connecting the big picture to tactical steps
+ Creating active, productive conversations

About me & my work:

Loom funds projects at the intersection of equity and the environment. I am a cultural historian of race and class with a background in economics and finance, and taught at the University of Texas at Austin and Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. I branched out into not-for-profit and philanthropy work, focusing on the impact of race and class on the construction of American cities. As Executive Director of the International Sustainability Institute, a Seattle not-for-profit, I worked with Danish land planners, Gehl Architects, to apply world-wide best sustainability practices to the Pacific Northwest. I have founded and directed several ventures designed to help colleges and universities and community groups work together. Loom is an effort to unite placemaking, urbanism and equity.

My links:

Loom, a foundation | I formed Loom to fund projects at the intersection of the environment and equity. Occasional blog posts about the work.

International Sustainability Institute | I co-founded this Seattle-based not-for-profit that improves life for walkers, cyclists and businesses. Projects & events help cities become more people friendly.

SVP, Seattle | I am incoming chair of SVP Seattle, which connects people with their passion and helps them grow with their community. Active people, strategic investment in not-for-profits and commitment are its signature strengths.

Alley Network Project | I founded this project to transform the alleys in Seattle's historic district into one of its main assets.

@loomfoundation

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