Person Living Cities

Ben Hecht 

Ben Hecht is the President and CEO of Living Cities, a collaborative of 18 of the world’s leading foundations and financial institutions who work together to boldly fight poverty in America’s cities.

Person Kresge Foundation

Robin Hacke 

Ms. Hacke formerly work at Living Cities as Director of Capital Innovation in September of 2007. At Living Cities, Ms. Hacke was responsible for developing initiatives to aggregate and deploy investment capital in low-income and under served urban c…

Person Living Cities

Demetric Duckett 

Demetric works to blend public, private and philanthropic financial resources in new ways to better meet the needs of cities and their low-income residents.

Person Living Cities

Brian R. Nagendra 

Brian supported the Capital Innovation team on portfolio management and due diligence work for Living Cities impact investments.

Person Living Cities

Eileen Neely 

Eileen Neely led Living Cities' Capital Innovation work. She managed the Catalyst Fund and was pivotal in Living Cities efforts to explore and test Pay For Success financing models.

Person Presidio Institute at Presidio Trust

Alison Gold 

When at Living Cities Alison was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to capture and share what Living Cities is learning from all of its grants, investments, programs and research.

Person Center For American Progress

Tracey Ross 

Tracey Ross is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Poverty and Prosperity Program at American Progress. In this role, she focuses on place-based responses to fighting poverty. Prior to joining American Progress, she was a program associate at Living Ci…

Person The Saint Paul Foundation

Mary Kay Bailey 

Mary Kay Bailey is the project director for the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative and the Partnership for Regional Opportunity/Corridors of Opportunity initiative at the Saint Paul Foundation.

Person Living Cities

Sindhu Lakshmanan  

Sindhu Lakshmanan focuses primarily on Pay for Success. She also supports the management of Living Cities' Catalyst and Blended Catalyst Funds.

Person Tumml

Clara Brenner 

Clara Brenner is a co-founder of Tumml, an urban ventures accelerator with the mission of empowering entrepreneurs to solve urban problems. Clara is responsible for Tumml’s partnership development, marketing, and fundraising and has a background in …

Person Propeller

Andrea Chen 

Andrea oversees the Propeller team, operations and strategic direction.

Person Living Cities

Ellen Ward 

Ellen spearheads board and member relations, pursues new relationships with funders, governmental organizations and private sector organizations, and oversees the launch of new projects and special initiatives that address emerging gaps in the field…

Person Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

John Moon 

ohn Moon is District Manager, Community Development, at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 2012 and directs the strategic activities of the field team. He has extensive community development experience in the public and private sectors inc…

Person Living Cities

Brinda Ganguly 

Brinda Ganguly joined Living Cities as the Managing Director of the Catalyst Family of Funds in 2017.

Person Congressional Research Service

Arthur Burris 

Arthur formerly led the Public Sector Innovation work at Living Cities, which includes the City Accelerator and the Project on Municipal Innovation. He is a frequent public speaker on budget and policy topics. He is now leads a team of researchers a…

Person Living Cities

Nadia Owusu 

Nadia leads Living Cities' racial equity and inclusion, knowledge management, and research portfolios.

Person Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University

David Wood 

David Wood is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and the Director of the Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI) at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Current projects range from work with pension fund trustees on responsible inves…

Person MIT

Karl Seidman 

Karl Seidman is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Development & Head of Housing, Community, and Economic Development at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Person Living Cities

Elizabeth Reynoso 

Elizabeth is Associate Director of Public Sector Innovation. She works on the development of public sector strategies to foster promising public practices and accelerate the uptake of innovation across the country.

Person California Endowment

Amy Chung 

Amy managed the Catalyst Fund, Living Cities' impact investing fund and leads the Living Cities Connect work, a cross-disciplinary effort focused on increasing the number of low-income individuals connected to opportunity. She now currently works wi…

Person IFF

Andrea Arnold 

Andrea Arnold is Assistant Director of Resource Development at IFF, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in the Midwest.

Person

Carmen Rojas 

Person Green For All

Jeremy Hays 

Jeremy Hays is Chief Strategist for State and Local Initiatives at Green For All. His work focuses on the implementation and replication of green economic and workforce development initiatives at both local and national levels.

Person Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

Hannah Schiff 

Hannah Schiff serves as Senior Associate for the GIIN’s research team. In this role, she helps shape the GIIN’s research agenda and supports the development and delivery of research projects.

Person The Town Kitchen

Sabrina Mutukisna 

Sabrina Mutukisna is an entrepreneur from the San Francisco area and co-founder & CEO of The Town Kitchen.

Person Urban Innovation Fund

Julie Lein 

Julie Lein has a background in polling and political consulting. She has co-founded venture capital firm, The Urban Innovation Fund, and urban ventures accelerator, Tumml.

Person Foundation for Louisiana

Flozell Daniels, Jr. 

Flozell Daniels, Jr., CEO & President of Foundation for Louisiana (formerly the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation), is a public policy and community engagement strategist with expertise in community development, resilience building, legislative…

Person Living Cities

Santiago Carrillo 

Santiago is a Colombian urban planner fascinated by how government insights can be transformed into meaningful and implementable change for vulnerable urban populations.

Person Impact Assets

Jed Emerson 

Jed Emerson oversees ImpactAssets intellectual property development and field building efforts as an impact investment advisor, author and public speaker.

Person Brophy & Reilly LLC

Mary Reilly 

Mary Reilly is a Principal at Brophy & Reilly LLC. Beginning her career in Pittsburgh, Reilly held various positions in the city’s Department of Housing, beginning as a Housing Planner and later as a Housing Development Specialist, Division Supervis…