Lisa Richter

Managing Partner

Avivar Capital, LLC

Lisa is a co-founder and managing partner of Avivar Capital, an SEC-registered investment advisor focused exclusively on the design and execution of impact investing strategies. Avivar is a women-and-minority-owned company committed to building an impact investing field that represents the communities we serve. Clients range from small to the nation’s largest independent and community foundations, banks, institutional investors and families, with interests ranging from place-based or thematic impact investing to values-aligned portfolios targeting market-rate expected returns. Supporting institutional and family investors to advance healthy and sustainable communities has been a central theme of Lisa’s work. She authored the Grantmakers In Health Guide Impact Investing and co-authored several guides to community foundation and donor impact investing. She co-designed the Mission Investors Exchange Impact Investing Institute and continues as a lead impact investing trainer with partner organizations nationwide. Lisa holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

 “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose that response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” (the late Jamie Zimmerman, MD)