Senior Fellows

Annie DonovanAnnie Donovan is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Investment at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Most recently, she served as Director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). Prior positions include CEO of CoMetrics, Inc; Senior Policy Advisor to the White House from 2012-2013, working collaboratively with the Office of Social Innovation and the Council on Environmental Quality; and Chief Operating Officer of Capital Impact Partners, a certified CDFI.

Donovan has also been a thought leader and a board member of many of the highest performing organizations in the community development sector. She has published papers and articles for the National Academy for Public Administration, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Forbes, the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, and the Milken Review. She has an undergraduate degree in Economics and an MBA in Finance.


Phillip HendersonPhillip Henderson is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Investment at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Henderson served for more than 11 years as president of the Surdna Foundation, a New York City-based family foundation focused on fostering sustainable communities in the United States. Prior to his appointment at Surdna, Henderson was vice president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Henderson joined GMF in 1998 as a program officer and worked on projects promoting civil society development in Central and Eastern Europe. Before GMF, he worked with the Civic Education Project (CEP). Henderson serves on the Romanian American Foundation, International House, and as advisor to the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College. He holds an MA in economics from UC Santa Barbara, and a BA in economics from Michigan State.

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CCI is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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