Avon, CT, April 25, 2019
Zahren Financial Co, LLC (“ZFC”), the Manager of Clean Feet Investors I, LLC (“CFI”) is proud to announce that $11,000.00 in matching donations was made to the Union of Concerned Scientists (“UCS”), Sierra Club Foundation (“SCF”) and Sierra Club Connecticut (“SCC”). These donations, made by ZFC from the Management Fees earned by running CFI, resulted from matching voluntary gifts to the above organizations in late 2018 by a number of investors in the Clean Feet Investors I, LLC Fund and the D Round of Stem, Inc. stock. The original 2017 Matching Investor Donation Program for Clean Feet Investors was a trial effort to support one specific non-profit, the UCS, and was so successful that ZFC has expanded this program in 2018 and will continue supporting the NGO community.
Bernie Zahren, CEO of ZFC, stated: “The Union of Concerned Scientists, Sierra Club Foundation and Sierra Club Connecticut are all committed to solving the frightening new findings on the acceleration of the negative consequences of Climate Change. Our CFI investors shared their financial returns from CFI with UCS, SCF and SCC and we are proud of them for reinvesting back into Mother Earth.“
About Clean Feet Investors, I, LLC
Clean Feet Investors I, LLC is managed by ZFC and was closed to new investors in 2016. To date approximately $30,000,000 of capital, from qualified accredited investors and reinvestment of several asset sales, has been placed in operating assets by ZFC with eleven different partner companies. ZFC has made regular quarterly cash distributions to investors who embrace the concept of “Doing Well by Doing Good” since the inception of the CFI offering in 2010.
About the Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, the UCS combines technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future. In today’s polarized political environment, the UCS leads with solutions: helping communities and elected officials find the best ways to respond to the consequences of climate change, cut our oil use in half, ramp up renewable energy, reduce the threat from nuclear weapons, build a healthier food system, and much more. The UCS believes that scientific analysis—not political calculations or corporate hype—should guide government policies.
About the Sierra Club Foundation and Sierra Club Connecticut
The Sierra Club Foundation promotes efforts to educate and empower people to protect and improve the natural and human environment. The Foundation partners with individual and institutional donors to align financial resources with strategic outcomes, provide flexible funding for innovation, build capacity in the environmental movement, and create partnerships with a broad spectrum of allied organizations around shared values and goals. As the fiscal sponsor of the charitable programs of the Sierra Club, we provide resources to it and other nonprofit organizations to support scientific, educational, literary, organizing, advocacy, and legal programs that further our goals.
Union of Concerned Scientists, www.ucsusa.org
Sierra Club Foundation, www.sierraclubfoundation.org
Sierra Club Connecticut, https://ctsierraclub.wixsite.com/sierraclub-ct