Lisa Kleissner is the President of the KL Felicitas Foundation, a family foundation co-founded with her husband, Charly, in 2000. KL Felicitas Foundation is dedicated to supporting programs that: enable social entrepreneurs worldwide to develop and grow economically sustainable, scalable enterprises with high measurable social impact, and; advocating the Foundation’s impact investing strategy. Lisa is a frequent speaker, advocate and author on topics related to leveraged and holistic approaches to philanthropy and impact investing. She is a co-founder and treasurer of Toniic, a global impact investing platform; co-founder and board member of Social-Impact International, an incubator of capacity building programs for social enterprise, and co-founder of Hawaii Investment Ready, a capacity building program for indigenous and island social enterprise.
The KL Felicitas Foundation was named by the World Economic Forum as one of two foundations providing portfolio investment leadership in impact investing in the US. The foundation recently received the BNP Paribas Grand Prix Prize for Philanthropy for their work in impact investing and was listed as one of 10 top philanthropic innovators by New Philanthropy Capital.