Press release: Dana K. Bezerra Named President of Heron Foundation
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Dana K. Bezerra will assume the role of President at Heron as of December 31, 2017, the Heron Foundation announced today.
Bezerra offers a breadth of experience that spans the philanthropic and for-profit sectors. She joined Heron in 2006 and has been responsible for deal-sourcing, identifying and developing relationships across a spectrum of investors, syndicating capital when possible, and cultivating opportunities to deploy the full range of Heron’s “toolbox” (including grants, program related investments, and market-rate mission related investments). Prior to joining Heron, Bezerra was with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith.
Bezerra has been active in the leadership of several national and local philanthropic organizations over the last two decades, including the Board of Capital Impact Partners, the steering committee for Mission Investors’ Exchange, and as a reviewer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of its Grand Challenge Exploration Program. Bezerra is a native Californian and earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and Public Policy from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
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