Management Team

Brian Weinberg

Brian Weinberg is an experienced operator (for companies $500k – $5 million in revenue) and investor (about $100 million in debt/equity deals) with a decade plus history working in philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and impact investing. For the last 5 years, he has deep dived into all things regeneration (economics, agriculture, culture, finance, human development) as a consultant and advisor with several recognizable leaders and organizations in the regenerative movement. 

Bob Berkebile

Bob Berkebile studied under Buckminister Fuller in the 1960’s and later became a master architect critical in launching the LEED certification and green building movement (including greening the White House under President Clinton and working in 12 post disaster communities). He is Principal Emeritus of the renowned firm BNIM and serves on a number of city/civic positions (Mayor’s Climate Protection Committee, Environmental Management Commission, the Chamber’s Business Leadership Council and The Nature Conservancy and Bridging the Gap Boards for 20 years).

Sarah Shipley

Sarah Shipley is an award-winning consultant with a love for all things civic. In 2008, she left K Street for KC and has not looked back. With over 20 years of experience in marketing, communications and public relations, she finds product market fits for a number of high-profile clients and leads marketing strategy and outreach efforts on many education and infrastructure projects. A lifelong learner, she has earned degrees from Bradley University (BS), the University of Oklahoma (MA), and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2017 she was named a Top Connector in KC by the Kauffman Foundation and is Chairwoman of the Kansas City Startup Foundation. She received the Kansas City Ambassador Award from Washington University in St. Louis. From designing charrettes to crisis communications strategies, her nimble teams create meaningful and measurable campaigns that have an impact on the client and the community.

The Foundation for Regeneration is fiscally sponsored by The Giving Back Fund (“GBF”).

GBF facilitates charitable giving by managing over 450 foundations of professional athletes, celebrities, high net worth individuals, existing non profit organizations for over 20 years. GBF has granted out over $400 million dollars to date and we are honored that they have chosen to support our work.  As the official philanthropic partner of the NFLPA Each year, each year GBF holds its “Big Game Big Give” fundraising event at a private estate in the Super Bowl city the weekend of the big game. This star-studded gala has become a favorite among the philanthropy elite, with previous celebrity hosts including Alec Baldwin, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Mark Wahlberg, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Josh Brolin, Jaime Foxx, Michael Phelps, and David Schwimmer. Click here to read The Giving Back Fund’s 2020 Annual Report.

Resources

Evan Carr

Evan is a practitioner and artist based in Michigan and Texas. Previously he led and scaled Business Development for five years at a software company named the “#1 World’s Fastest Growing Company” by Fortune. Evan earned a Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies and holds a Masters of Public Policy degree from UT Dallas. His continuing education includes classes and certifications from some of the top regenerative design, consulting, and human development schools as well as practice in indigenous wisdom traditions. His current research focuses on the intersections of anthro-complexity, sense-making, business, regenerative culture, and policy.