Andrea Levere is President Emerita of Prosperity Now (formerly CFED), a private nonprofit organization with the mission of ensuring that everyone can gain financial stability, build wealth and achieve prosperity. It designs and operates major national initiatives that aim to integrate financial capability services into systems serving low-income people, build assets and savings, close the racial wealth divide and advance research and policies that expands economy mobility for all. She stepped down in August 2019 after spending 15 years as President and 27 years with the organization and is now an Executive Fellow at the Yale School of Management, hosted by the International Center for Finance in partnership with the Program for Social Enterprise. In this role, Andrea is leading an initiative focused on expanding “Equitable Finance” for the nonprofit sector, ranging from products such as philanthropic equity to strategies to expand impact investing.
In 2013, President Obama appointed Ms. Levere to the National Cooperative Bank’s (NCB) Board of Directors. She serves as the Chair of the Community Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors for 2019. She is a founding investor and the Chair of ROC USA, a national social venture that converts manufactured home parks into resident owned cooperatives. She was formerly a member of the FDIC’s Committee on Economic Inclusion, Morgan Stanley’s Community Development Advisory Board, and Capital One’s Community Advisory Council as well as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ms. Foundation for Women. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Yale University.