Peer Group Meeting 2012

The 2012 Annual Peer Group Meeting will be held from Wednesday, December 5th to Friday, December 7th at the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York. The Glen Cove Mansion is situated on 55 secluded and landscaped acres on Long Island’s historic Gold Coast. It is conveniently near New York City and JFK/LaGuardia Airports. Glen Cove Mansion Each year for the past ten years, leaders of the community development venture capital industry have met for two days to share insights and learning, as well as social time to network and to get to know one another on a personal level.

The Peer Group is a by-invitation-only meeting open only to social impact venture capital professionals actively involved in the business of investing. The Peer Group meeting has always been a wonderful time for leaders in the industry to learn from each other, share experiences, share co-investment opportunities, and, most of all, build professional and personal relationships that continue and grow throughout the year.? We hope funds will find participation in the Peer Group to be an important professional development opportunity for all levels of their investment staffs.


If you are interested in attending the 2011 Peer Group Meeting, please contact both CDVCA and the Glen Cove Mansion:

(1) CDVCA: CDVCA will charge a small registration fee of $300.00 to partially cover event costs such as the facilitator and other organizing expenses. To register for this meeting, please contact us at or at (212) 594-6747 x15. You may pay by check or money order sent to CDVCA at 424 West 33rd Street, Suite 320, New York, NY 10001 or by credit card below:

(2) Glen Cove Mansion: CDVCA has secured a discounted group rate for the meeting attendees of $259 per night, single or double occupancy, for lodging. Meals for meeting participants are included. Meals for guests are extra. If you live in the area, the day rate is $95 per day. The day rate includes participation in the meeting plus lunch and food at breaks, but not lodging, breakfast or dinner.

Participants are responsible for making their own reservations and making payment directly to the Glen Cove Mansion. For lodging reservations, please call the Glen Cove Mansion reservation manager at 516-674-2962 or complete the reservation form (Microsoft Word or PDF) and email it to or fax it to 516-705-0140. Mention you are with CDVCA to receive the discounted group rate. You must reserve your room by Wednesday, November 21st.

Peer Group Meeting Format

The Peer Group Meeting sessions have a simple, but valuable, format. At the beginning of the meeting we spend an hour as a group building the agenda for the rest of the meeting. Topics have ranged from the practical, such as specific methods to generate deal flow, to bigger picture issues, such as ways to position the industry for future growth. We are fortunate to have John Weiser of the consulting firm Brody Weiser Burns as our facilitator again this year. In addition to the facilitated sessions, we will structure in ample time for socializing and getting to know one another.

We ask those participants who wish to do so, to bring a problem or an issue with which they are currently grappling and which they would like to share with the group. At several points during the meeting, we will turn to those problems to get feedback from the group.

A preliminary schedule of events can be found here.

More on Glen Cove Mansion

Additional information about the Glen Cove Mansion can be found on their website here. Driving directions, train (Glen Head or Glen Cove LIRR stations) and taxi (Mid-Island) information can be found here. Weather forecasts can be found here.

In the past, some participants have attended the Peer Group Meeting with their significant others. We have scheduled the meeting to end on a Friday afternoon so that those who wish to stay at the Glen Cove Mansion for the weekend may do so. This enhances the social aspect of the meeting, giving you and your family a chance to get to know others in the industry on a personal basis. A special room rate of $149.00 per night single occupancy or $159.00 double occupancy will be available to you and your guests immediately before and after the meeting. This rate includes breakfast, but not lunch or dinner.

We very much look forward to seeing you in Glen Cove for this year’s Peer Group meeting.

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