• Clara Miller

    President of The F. B. Heron Foundation

    Clara Miller is president of The F. B. Heron Foundation, which helps people and communities help themselves out of poverty. Prior to assuming the Foundation’s presidency, Miller was President and CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund which she founded and ran from 1984 through 2010. Miller was named to The NonProfit Times‘ “Power and Influence Top 50” for the five years from 2006 through 2010. She was awarded a Bellagio Residency in 2010 by The Rockefeller Foundation. In addition to serving on The F. B. Heron Foundation’s board, Miller is on the boards of GuideStar, PopTech, The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and Family Independence Initiative. She is a member of The Bank of America’s National Community Advisory Council, the Aspen Philanthropy Group and the Social Investment Committee of the Kresge Foundation.

    In 2010 Miller became a member of the first Nonprofit Advisory Committee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. In 1996, Miller was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Treasury’s first Community Development Advisory Board for the then-newly-created Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. She later served as its Chair. She chaired the Opportunity Finance Network board for six years and was a member of the Community Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for eight years. Other prior board affiliations include Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Community Wealth Ventures and Working Today. Miller speaks and writes extensively about nonprofit capitalization and finance and has been published in the Financial Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Nonprofit Quarterly and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

     

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