City Garden

WHO WE ARE

Team

MARC RAND

MANAGING PARTNER

Marc Rand is the Founder and Managing Director of Community Capital Advisors, a national consultancy focused on community investment.  He leads an amazing team to support foundations (community, private, and corporate) invest in nonprofits and social impact companies.  He also manages several nonprofit loan funds, including American Nonprofits and the Nonprofit Insurance Alliance of California's member loan fund.   

 

Marc is the former Program Director for Loans and Affordable Housing at Marin Community Foundation (MCF). While at MCF Marc invested more than $50 million in Marin-based nonprofits during a 12 year period with a 0% default rate.

Marc also developed one of the nation’s first donor development strategies connected to impact investing while at MCF and was able to increase loan capital five-fold from $5 million to $25 million.  Prior to MCF, Marc served in the Peace Corps (Romania) where he led the development of 5 credit unions.  Marc started his career in international banking.


Marc served six years as a Board Member, two as Board Chair, for Opportunity Fund, a small business CDFI micro-loan fund with assets over $75 million.

BERT FEUSS

SENIOR ADVISOR

Bert Feuss specializes in the alignment of investment capital and practices with mission to advance racial equity, inclusive economies, sustainable growth and healthy communities.  With sixteen years of community foundation leadership experience in development, finance and investments, and over three decades of experience across philanthropic, nonprofit and corporate sectors, Bert brings extensive experience helping organizations navigate growth and implement prudent, equity-focused investment practices and place-based investment strategies.  

 

As the former Senior Vice President of Investments and a founding leadership team member of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Bert stewarded asset growth from $2 to $10 billion. He developed high-performing ESG and impact portfolios, championed diverse asset managers, and pioneered direct impact investments from donor-advised funds.

 

Prior to SVCF, Bert was the Director of Professional Services at Peninsula Community Foundation.  Before that he served as Senior Vice President at Franklin Templeton Investments in a variety of marketing, sales and product development roles. He holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and BS from the University of California, Davis.

 

Bert serves as volunteer investment advisor to the UC Davis Foundation and The California Endowment, and serves as business coach for Fondo Adelante, a San Francisco CDFI.  Prior board roles include Northern California Planned Giving Council, Mission Investors Exchange, and the Fiscal and Administrative Officers Group (FAOG) for community foundations.

SARAH BENNETT

ADVISOR

As a seasoned finance executive, Sarah Bennett supports Community Capital Advisors clients with over two decades of nonprofit underwriting and portfolio management expertise. 

 

Previously, Sarah was a Senior Vice President in the Community Lending and Investment Division at Wells Fargo where she managed a CDFI portfolio that included large national lenders to small rural CDFIs. In addition to lending, Sarah played a leadership role in implementing the CDFI investment program across the Wells Fargo footprint which included pipeline development, program design, and community outreach. Sarah also has product development experience structuring new debt and equity solutions for her nonprofit clients. 

 

Prior to Wells Fargo, Sarah worked in the Community Affairs Department of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank and for U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo.

 

Sarah served on the Loan Committee for the Loan Income Investment Fund for nine years and on the board of a nonprofit homeless agency for five years. 

 

Her career passion is getting capital into communities that need it the most by using prudent and innovative financial products. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Stanford University and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
 

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THERESA WILSON

ADVISOR

Theresa Wilson supports Community Capital Advisors with portfolio management and internal operations. Previously she was at Avivar Capital where she managed internal operations and conducted investment due diligence and client portfolio management. Prior she supported a $50M impact portfolio at Omidyar Network, worked in SME Private Equity at the IFC, supported the Market Dynamics team at Results for Development, and served as a Kiva Fellow working to launch Kiva’s US-based micro finance platform. Before Kiva, she served in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia and Costa Rica.

 

Theresa holds an MBA and MA in Global Affairs from Yale University where she was a Forte Fellow, Executive Director of the Yale Journal of International Affairs, and co-chair of the Yale Philanthropy Conference. She earned her BS in finance and in interdisciplinary business management with a marketing minor, magna cum laude, from Miami University.

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ERIKA SETH DAVIES

RACIAL EQUITY ADVISOR

Erika Seth Davies is the Founder of The Racial Equity Asset Lab (The REAL), an organization working in partnership with Common Future that centers racial equity in impact investing and works to shift capital to close the persistent racial wealth gap. 

 

Erika is a Social Entrepreneur in Residence with Common Future and a Fellow, Equitable Access to Capital Markets in the Fair Finance portfolio of the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University. Davies combines social impact skills with expertise on issues of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. She also brings to this work over two decades of experience leading nonprofit and philanthropic organizations including the Baltimore Community Foundation and the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE). 

 

During her time as the Vice President of External Affairs at ABFE, Davies designed the SMART Investing initiative–the first effort to incorporate a racial equity lens in foundation endowment practice through increased access for minority-owned and women-owned investment management firms. In addition to her work with The Racial Equity Asset Lab, Davies also serves on the boards of Impact Hub Baltimore, Baltimore Algebra Project, and the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund.

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DONNA KELLEY

COMMUNITY FINANCE

Donna Kelley has provided financial consulting, real estate lending analysis and underwriting services as a banker and independent contractor for twenty-five years.  Specializing in the affordable housing industry and with experience in other community-oriented projects such as childcare facilities, charter schools, and community health and wellness centers, she has worked for a variety of financial institutions and lenders, including a non-profit CDFI. 

 

She has skill using a variety of financial tools, including bonds, tax credits (including housing and new markets), local, state and federal financing sources and conventional lending sources.  She has underwritten many different types of loans, including predevelopment, land acquisition, construction and permanent financing.  Her underwriting activities also requires an extensive knowledge of financial analysis of developer/borrower financial statements,  title, valuation, legal, environmental review and other aspects of successful lending. 

 

Ms. Kelley has an MBA in Finance from the University of Colorado-Boulder, a B.A. in French from the University of Colorado and a Certificat de Français Parlé from the Alliance Française in Paris, France.

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Associates

CARLOS MALDONADO

ASSOCIATE

Carlos Maldonado is a Marketing/Financial Analysis Intern for American Nonprofits and Community Capital Advisors. Carlos is currently finishing his Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Economics at UCSC and plan to double major in History. After school, he is planning on pursing a career in marketing.

 

"As a marketing intern, my favorite part of the internship is contributing creative ideas to the team as we try to cultivate our marketing strategy. My duties include creating the content for our Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages and maintaining a cohesive message across those platforms. My financial analysis duties include analyzing our client's finances using a variety of tools like Microsoft Excel. Through my work with CCA and American Nonprofits, I have learned more about nonprofit operations as well as new methods for connecting people with our company. My experiences here have made me a more well-rounded intern with new tools for problem solving and creative thinking, and I am excited to utilize these tools as I pursue my career."

YUHAN LI

ASSOCIATE

Yuhan Li is a Social Media/Financial Analysis intern with Community Capital Advisors and American Nonprofits. She is currently majoring in Business Management Economics at UCSC and will be graduate this quarter. Then she plans to pursue a master's degree in Business Analysis or Marketing. 

 

"As a social media marketing intern, I really enjoy the time of creating content and post on our social media platforms, it's awesome to create some connections with viewers. Also, as a financial analyst intern, my goal is to improve my analytical ability and problem-solving skills, learn more about nonprofit organizations. Having a solid finance background and social media marketing experience offer me great advantages in my perspective fields. Community Capital Advisor and American Nonprofit give me a chance to access the community and the nonprofit world."