The John Locke Foundation
Cordially invites you to

Shaftesbury Society Luncheon

with our special guest

Algenon Cash

- Managing Director of Wharton Gladden

"Are You an Energy Voter?"

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Monday, November 26, 2012
12:00 p.m.

John Locke Foundation, 200 W. Morgan Street, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601

Price: $10.00

About the North Carolina Energy Forum

The North Carolina Energy Forum is a community of concerned citizens and partners committed to improving the public's understanding and support of the opportunities presented by the diverse energy resources in North Carolina. The goal of the Forum is to be a resource for information and energy issues to further educate North Carolinians to ensure elected officials create sound energy policies that continue to promote jobs, a strong North Carolina economy and energy security.

Algenon (Al-ja-non) is managing director of Wharton Gladden, a boutique real estate investment banking firm headquartered in North Carolina. In 2003, Algenon and a group of private investors created Wharton Gladden to provide small and middle market business owners, real estate developers, and investors with financial advisory, underwriting, capital placement, asset management, and private equity. Today, Wharton Gladden has strategically advised clients on over $1 Billion in whole loan acquisitions and liquidations, and the firm has been engaged in 119 multifamily and commercial real estate transactions that have totaled over $250 Million.

Algenon launched the Wharton Gladden Foundation in 2009 to honor the lifelong contributions of Irene Wharton and Franklin Gladden. The foundation supports local charities that provide services to victims of homelessness, substance abuse, and domestic violence. Algenon serves as chairman of the Wharton Gladden Foundation Fund Advisory Council and Operating Committee. The Foundation hosts a variety of charitable fundraisers annually, including a community movie night that attracted 2,000 local families, and collected 1,700 pounds of food.

In 2007, Algenon organized a variety of real estate associations in the Piedmont to host the Triad Dealmakers Symposium, an event that promoted regional networking and education to over 200 attendees. In the same year, he created and led the implementation of the Piedmont Real Estate Council to provide highly valued programming to members of the regional real estate community.

In 2010, the North Carolina Council on Economic Education appointed Algenon to their board of directors, and subsequently to the executive committee. Algenon serves as the Governmental Affairs Chair and he co-chairs the Marketing / Public Relations Committee. Algenon also joined the Wake Forest University Executive Partners Mentorship Program and he works closely with students that are enrolled in the university’s MBA program.

In 2011, the Piedmont Club, which is a premier business club in the Piedmont Triad, appointed Algenon to chair the Membership Council and serve on their Board of Governors. Algenon is responsible for developing and leading the Piedmont Club’s inaugural membership campaign. In addition, Forsyth Technical Community College appointed Algenon to their Foundation Board where he serves on the Investment Committee, helping to advance the strategic goals of the institution while preserving the long-term value of their endowment fund. Algenon is a member of the local arts community through his service on the Winston-Salem Symphony’s Development Committee.

In 2012, Algenon was named Chairman and Small Business Ambassador for the North Carolina Energy Forum, the state’s leading citizen group for domestic energy education and advocacy. In this role, Algenon travels around the state to speak with Rotary clubs, small business owners, and community organizations about the importance of pursuing homegrown energy resources in North Carolina including oil and natural gas. Algenon’s goal is to help business owners and voters understand the benefits that energy can have on our economy, our workforce, and our national security.

Shaftesbury Luncheon talks are free and open to the public. An optional lunch is available for purchase at the event, or participants may brown bag a lunch if they choose.

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