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Ian Thorne Simmons

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Co-Founder and Principal

Email: i***@***.com
Blue Haven Initiative
321 N. Clark Street, Suite 2350
Chicago , Illinois 60654
United States

Company Description: Blue Haven Initiative makes investments in profitable companies, nonprofit organizations and new ventures creating positive social or environmental impact. To...   more

Employment History

  • President
    Foundation for Civic Leadership
  • Principal
    Foundation for Civic Leadership

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Foundation for Civic Leadership
  • Board Member
    Karibu Homes
  • Board of Advisors Member
    Sustainable Endowments Institute
  • Board Member
    Issue One
  • Board Member
    Fund for the Republic
  • Board Member


  • Harvard College
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Web References
Ian Simmons, Co-Founder and ..., 25 April 2015 [cached]
Ian Simmons, Co-Founder and Principal, Blue Haven Initiative
When investors size up a business, ..., 21 April 2015 [cached]
When investors size up a business, they must consider the firm's political connections, said Ian Simmons, co-founder and principal of Blue Haven Initiative, which invests globally. If a firm depends on strong political influence for a substantial share of revenue, investors need to know about the potential risks and reward, he said.
"We encourage Mary Jo White to stop the secrecy and create a better functioning market," Simmons said.
Ian ..., 23 Feb 2015 [cached]
Ian Simmons
Executive Director
Foundation for Civic Leadership
Ian Thorne ..., 19 Aug 2008 [cached]
Ian Thorne Simmons
Ian Thorne Simmons graduated with honors from Harvard College in 2000. He initiates projects that seek to enhance democracy and is a real estate investor. The results of various philanthropic and advocacy initiatives Mr. Simmons has conceived and catalyzed have been featured in media including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the International Herald Tribune, as well as on CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN. Mr. Simmons was the silent partner in co-founding and seed-funding ActBlue, which makes it easier for citizens to raise money for candidates of their choice. ActBlue has channeled over $40 million in political contributions since 2004. Mr. Simmons volunteers as director of the Foundation for Civic Leadership. He has made site visits to exemplary businesses and outstanding nonprofit initiatives in India, Pakistan, Russia, Mexico, the United States, Japan, China, the Philippines, Pakistan, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Canada and Brazil. He also co-edited an anthology of wisdom tales from around the world about giving and receiving that is used in foundations, prisons and graduate schools.
Ian ..., 24 Oct 2014 [cached]
Ian Simmons
Ian initiates projects that improve democracy and is an impact investor. Ian is president of Foundation for Civic Leadership, a nonprofit that incubates public service projects. Ian was the silent partner in co-founding and seed-funding ActBlue, which makes it easier for citizens to create political change. Together with his wife, Liesel, he founded the Blue Haven Initiative to accelerate the social impact of their investing. Ian graduated with honors from Harvard College in 2000.
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