Yale School of Management

Building Equity by Investing Equity: How Philanthropic Equity Can Reduce Wealth Inequality with Andrea Levere ’83

Becton Fellowship Lecture

April 23, 2020, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. EDT

Andrea LevereMs. Levere spent almost three decades delivering programs and advancing policies that aim to create wealth for financially underserved communities, with a focus on communities of color. As an Executive Fellow for the International Center for Finance at the Yale SOM, she is applying all the financial lessons she learned at SOM and through her career to promote a philanthropic platform that provides “enterprise-level” capital, or philanthropic equity, to nonprofits and social enterprises to build financial strength and resilience for their organizations and the people they serve. Her talk will share current data on the state of wealth inequality and propose solutions that have emerged through her Fellowship.

The Becton Fellowship Program was established at the Yale School of Management in 1980 by Becton, Dickinson & Co., a leading global medical instruments supplier, in honor of Henry P. Becton ’37 B.S., company chairman (1961-1987), to bring practitioners from private and public institutions to share their professional insights with faculty and students.