Founding Partners

The Kirchner Food Fellowship Program has been made possible through the combination of resources, and expertise from these partners.

Kirchner Group has provided traditional merchant banking services since 1985. We provide advisory, operational and transactional support to companies as well as asset management services for institutional investors. Kirchner Group’s proprietary platform is built on the premise that pairing deep domain expertise with process experts provides superior results. Our clients and partners range from promising entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies and their investors. Kirchner Group also manages assets for some of the largest insurance companies, commercial banks and institutional investors in the world.
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Kirchner Impact Foundation (KIF), is a non-profit organization that serves as one of the “returning” arms of Kirchner Group. KIF harnesses the positive power of enterprise to make a difference in addressing some of the most important issues of today and reflects our belief that every business should contribute to a positive human future.
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Bonaventure Capital, founded in 1998, invests and partners with exceptional companies located primarily in the Southern United States. The firm makes both minority and change of control equity investments in companies poised for rapid growth. Once an investment is made, Bonaventure partners with management to craft the appropriate strategy and execution to achieve mutually aligned goals.
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Issue Partners


The Kirchner Food Fellowship Program has formed partnerships with leading organizations that are helping to address this global issue.