Yale School of Management alumni and guests attended the 2022 Yale School of Management New York City Chapter Alumni Award Banquet on the evening of Thursday, November 3rd at The View at The Battery.
Attendees gathered to honor Namrita Kapur ’97, '97 MEM, and ICF Board member Andrea Levere ’83, as the 2022 Leadership in Business and Society Award recipients.
Andrea Levere is Fellow at the Program on Social Enterprise and recently an Executive Fellow with the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management. In this role, Andrea has drafted the Blueprint for Enterprise Capital to scale the delivery of “philanthropic equity” for nonprofits and social ventures. She is working with the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Citi Foundation, California Wellness Foundation, William Julius Wilson Institute, Federal Reserve Banks of NY and SF, and other partners to advance the practice of Enterprise Capital to build financial strength and resilience and reduce the racial wealth gap in the nonprofit sector.
She is President Emerita of Prosperity Now, an organization that designs and operates national initiatives 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 to expand economy mobility for all. She stepped down in August 2019 after spending 15 years as President and 27 years with the organization.
Ms. Levere was selected as a member of the inaugural class of Donaldson Fellows in 2008 and received the Alumni Recognition Award from SOM’s Economic Development Conference.
Ms. Levere was a member of the Community Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors for three years, serving as Vice Chair in 2018 and Chair in 2019. In 2013, President Obama appointed her to the National Cooperative Bank’s (NCB) Board of Directors and she has recently been appointed as Board Chair of their new CDFI, Rochdale Capital. 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 is Vice Chair of the EBA Fund, a CDFI that is creating a secondary market for the nation’s largest microlenders through loan sales to CRA-motivated banks. She was a member of the FDIC’s Committee on Economic Inclusion, Morgan Stanley’s Community Development Advisory Board, 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 MPPM from the Yale School of Management.