Mary is the founder and volunteer facilitator of Slow Money Hawaii. Her last career was in non-profit fundraising where she matched donors with opportunities to align their charitable dollars with their values. Mary saw a dis-connect between the goals of charity and those of business. Both need money to operate, to generate a return, and both should be benefiting their commun-ities. So, why treat the two so differently? Mary felt there should be a middle road and began hearing about the emerging 'third sector,' also referred to as 'values investing' or 'impact investing.' In this sector, Mary discovered Slow Money and the opportunity to match her fundraising skills with her love of farms, food and Hawaii's natural environment.