Alvertha Penny, M.S.
Program: The Grantmaking School
Ms. Penny’s background includes nearly 30 years of development, management, and administration of community development and human services programs in the nonprofit and public sectors nationally and statewide. Ms. Penny was the Vice President of Programs at the California Community Foundation, the President's Senior Advisor on community development issues, and the Family and Community Development Program Director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundataion.This included leading the Hewlett Foundation’s $30 million, comprehensive multi-year urban community revitalization demonstration effort. Prior positions also include serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Congress for Community Economic Development in Washington, D.C., Program Officer for Urban Affairs at the San Francisco Foundation, and the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Planning and Community Services with the City of New Orleans.