Lisette Nieves is currently the President of the Fund for the City of New York (FCNY), an institution charged with developing and helping to implement innovations in policy, programs, practices and technology in order to advance the functioning of government and nonprofit organizations in New York City and beyond. Lisette is also a Distinguished Clinical Professor with NYU, overseeing doctoral students and supporting action research initiatives in the Doctoral Program Leadership and Innovation which she co-founded.
Lisette has also served in a variety of cross sector leadership positions. She is an experienced social entrepreneur, public sector leader. She has supported social entrepreneurs, educators and organizational leaders nationally through her work with Lingo Ventures. Lisette has also held senior leadership positions in municipal government at the Dept for Youth and Community Development in the Bloomberg administration and the Corporation for National Service in the Clinton Administration.
Lisette also served as the founding Executive Director of Year Up NY, an innovative workforce development program, where in the span of five years she grew the organization from a $250,000 seed grant to a $6 million operation with over 20 corporate partnerships and serves as a policy expert youth workforce and education.
Lisette is a proud first-generation college student that received her B.A. from Brooklyn College, B.A./M.A. from the University of Oxford, an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a doctorate with distinction in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Truman Scholar, Rhodes Scholar, Aspen Pahara Fellow and a 2020 Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Fellow.
Edwin Gould Foundation, AVID, The Education Trust, NewSchools Venture Fund, Jobs for the Future (JFF), Stand for Children and a Trustee of the New York Public Library. She served as the Founding Chair of the Guttman Community College Foundation Board
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Aldrin Rafael Bonilla is the Executive Vice President of the Fund for the City of New York. Aldrin leads signature Fund initiatives such as the Sloan Public Service Awards, Sloan Awards for Execellence in Teaching Science and Math, and the NYC Community Planning Fellowship program. Aldrin also leverages his experience in civic engagement, innovation, technology and training in order to expand and scale the Fund's programming and impact in these focus areas citywide.
Currently, Aldrin also serves as Commissioner and Chair of the New York City Equal Employment Practices Commission which audits, evaluates, and monitors the City of New York's employment programs, practices, policies, and procedures to ensure that municipal entities and the City as an employer maintain a properly structured, efficiently administered affirmative employment program of equal opportunity for minority group members and women employed by, or seeking employment with, City government.
For over 25 years, Aldrin has served in a variety of government, nonprofit and academic leadership positions including executive positions in education (CUNY in the Heights), youth development (The Valley, Inc.), civic technology (Fund for the City of New York), government (US Census Bureau) and diplomacy (United Nations).
Aldrin has a BA from Colgate University in International Relations, as well as, an MA in Political Science and MPA in Public Policy Analysis from Binghamton University. He also holds advanced certificates from Harvard University's Institutes of Higher Education, UPENN's Wharton School of Business and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Jill Borrero joined the Fund for the City of New York in 2006 and is currently the Vice President of Finance and Operations. Jill oversees fiscal planning, financial management, annual audits and risk management, as well as human resources and business operations. The Fund has an operating budget of more than $100 million annually and more than 1,000 employees. Jill graduated from the School of Business at the State University of New York at Albany and is a Coro New York alumna. Prior to joining the Fund, Jill has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and several nonprofit organizations in New York and Washington, DC.
Andrew Walrond is the Vice President of Loan Programs at the Fund for the City of New York. He manages the day to day lending to nonprofits awaiting city, state, federal, or foundation payments. He also works in partnership with the Mellon Foundation to provide capital bridge financing to art groups and with the Mayor's Office to provide emergency funding to nonprofits with pending city contracts. Under his leadership, the Cash Flow Loan Program has lent a record breaking $1.4 billion in cash flow loans to nonprofit and community based organizations. Each year, the loan program provides financial support to over 300 unique organizations. He has a Bachelor of Science from UMASS Boston and is a Leadership fellow of the Coro New York Leadership Center. Prior to joining the Fund in 1995, Andrew worked in various capacities in health and human service organizations.