Here they are. The talented, savvy, sassy, sage women who help move capital to sustainable farmers and local food enterprises by connecting them to people who care about local food in their communities throughout North Carolina.
Slow Money NC was founded on May 20, 2010, by Carol Peppe Hewitt, small business owner, author, and local food activist, along with Lyle Estill, author and serial entrepreneur, and Jordan Puryear, musician, visionary, founder and “CEO” of the Shakori Hill GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, an organization committed to promoting sustainability (and great music and good fun) in every way. This trio was the driving force that got the Slow Money NC project off the ground.
Since then many others have offered support, guidance and expertise in legal and financial matters, help with marketing efforts to attract investors and loan recipients, reviewed borrower profiles, and handled dozens of other odds and ends.
Over the past almost 10 years, Carol has directed the day to day operations. Since 2018 she’s been joined a few hours a week by the brilliant Kathleen Conroy. We also love our fabulous bookkeeper, Julie Amani (Photo coming soon!)
We welcome volunteers and folks who can help spread the word about the Slow Money NC movement!