Today marks an historic occasion in the world of conscious capitalism and social entrepreneurship as the owners of local consulting firm Impact Makers, one of the area’s first companies to adopt the benefit corporation structure, are gifting their equity ownership in the company to local nonprofits for the sake of philanthropy and to promote a higher level of social entrepreneurship.  Specifically, the gift to The Community Foundation and Virginia Community Capital will facilitate the creation of funding opportunities to support local charities and invest in other benefit corporations.  To learn more about the Virginia benefit corporation and see a recent list of  Virginia benefit corporations doing business throughout Virginia, check out the “Articles” page at