President and CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Clara Miller is President and CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), a national leader in nonprofit, philanthropic and social enterprise finance. NFF, which Ms. Miller created and has run for over 25 years, serves as a “philanthropic bank” serving both social sector organizations and their funders. Ms. Miller is currently a board member of GuideStar, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Enterprise Community Loan Fund, and Community Wealth Ventures, a subsidiary of Share Our Strength. She is Treasurer of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation Board. She is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Community Development Advisory Council, and the Independent Sector’s Building Value Together Committee. Ms. Miller was voted one of Power & Influence Top 50 by The NonProfit Times in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Ms. Miller was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Advisory Board in 1996, advising the then newly-created Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. She served until 2002, and was its chair from 1999 to 2002. Ms. Miller was a board member of the National Community Capital Association from 1992 to 2001, and was its chair for six years from 1995-2001. Before her tenure at NFF, Ms. Miller worked at The New York Community Trust, The National Academy of Sciences, and as an economic development planner in Corning, NY. Ms. Miller has a Masters Degree from Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning, and she completed the Institute for Nonprofit Management at Columbia University.