Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN)
Member Biography - Andrea Levere
Prosperity Now designs and operates major national initiatives that aim to expand matched savings for children and youth, integrate financial capability services into systems serving low-income people, bring self-employed entrepreneurs into the financial mainstream and increase access to affordable housing. It operates a comprehensive public policy program to build and protect assets at the local, state and federal levels, and produces the nationally recognized Prosperity Now Scorecard. It convenes the Prosperity Now Community, a group of nearly 25,000 advocates, practitioners, community leaders and others who share our vision of putting prosperity within reach for all.
Under Ms. Levere's leadership, Prosperity Now launched the Campaign for Every Kid's Future in 2015. The Campaign will support the growth of the CSA field to ensure that at least 1.4 million children receive an account by 2020. For the past decade, Prosperity Now has led I'M HOME: Innovations in Manufactured Homes, which promotes market transformation for the owners of manufactured homes through new production, community conversions, public policy and access to fair and affordable single family finance. Most recently, Prosperity Now launched the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative to help the organization address racial wealth inequality by building capacity for organizations of color, promoting policies that address the racial wealth gap and integrating a racial equity lens into all of Prosperity Now's programs.
In 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System appointed Ms. Levere to its Community Advisory Council. She also serves as the Chair of ROC USA (Resident Owned Communities USA), a national social venture that converts manufactured home parks into resident owned cooperatives. She is a member of the FDIC's Committee on Economic Inclusion and Morgan Stanley's Community Development Advisory Board. In 2013, President Obama appointed Ms. Levere to the National Cooperative Bank's (NCB) Board of Directors to represent the interests of low-income consumers. Ms. Levere served as chair of the board of the Ms. Foundation for Women from 2002-2005, after being on its board since 1998.
Ms. Levere holds a Bachelor's degree from Brown University and an MBA from Yale University. In 2001, she received the Alumni Recognition Award from the Yale School of Management and in 2008 was named to the inaugural class of its Donaldson Fellows Program, which recognizes alumni who help educate leaders in business and society.