Rahil Rangwala, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

TITLE: Director, India Programs

FUNDING AREAS: Financial inclusion, livelihood, India

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PROFILE: Rahil Rangwala has worked as a program officer at Dell's Family Economic Stability Program and overseen the foundation's Low Income Housing Program. Today, he is the director of the Family Economic Stability team in India and oversees the foundation’s investments in the financial inclusion and livelihoods sectors.

Rahil is the director of the Family Economic Stability team in India and oversees the foundation’s investments in the financial inclusion and livelihoods sectors. He spent over seven years at Bridgewater Associates, a global macro hedge fund, before making the transition to the development sector. Rahil has a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Texas in Austin and a master’s in public administration with a focus on international development from New York University.

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Wallace "Ace" Yakey, Lilly Endowment Inc.

TITLE: Vice President, Community Development

FUNDING AREAS: Housing and economic development

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IP TAKE: Ace Yakey is the vice president of community development at the Lilly Endowment. His bio on the IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy website shares: 

Ace Yakey began his career at Lilly Endowment as program director in the community development division on Nov. 1, 1997. In late 2012, he was elected vice president for community development. The community development division grantmaking focuses primarily on the quality of life in Indianapolis and Indiana, and it grants funds for human/social needs, central-city and neighborhood revitalization, low-income housing, and arts and culture in Indianapolis. It also supports amateur athletics and fitness organizations, facilities and programs that help advance the city’s economic revitalization, and community recreational opportunities. On a statewide level, it provides major support for the growth and development of community foundations and the advancement of United Ways.
Before joining the Endowment, Yakey was president of the Indianapolis Economic Development Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation responsible for the retention/expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new businesses to the Indianapolis area. He spent 13 years in commercial real estate and development, and prior to that he was the assistant campaign director of the United Way of Central Indiana.
Yakey serves as a trustee of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis and is currently serving his third term on the church’s vestry. He also serves on the board of the Indy Chamber and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Board of Visitors, is a member of the Penrod Society, and is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series. He has served as a board member on numerous community and civic organizations, including Dance Kaleidoscope, Jordan YMCA, Community Hospital Foundation, National Art Museum of Sport, Washington Township Parent Council, Greater Indianapolis Foreign Trade Zone and Mid-City Pioneer Corp. He also is a past president of the Hanover College Alumni Association.
Yakey graduated from Hanover College in 1975 with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and received the Hanover College Alumni Association’s Outstanding Senior Award. Recently he was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award. Yakey earned his master of social work degree from Indiana University in 1980.
An Indianapolis native, Yakey was born May 20, 1953, and graduated from Lawrence Central High School. He and his wife, Beth, are the parents of two daughters and two grandchildren.

Larry Eichel, The Pew Charitable Trusts

TITLE: Director, Philadelphia Research Initiative

FUNDING AREAS: Public housing, economic stability, libraries, and research

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PROFILE: Larry Eichel serves as Director, Philadelphia Research Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts, which shares the following:

Larry Eichel directs Pew’s Philadelphia research initiative. The project seeks to provide timely, impartial research and analysis on key issues facing Philadelphia for the benefit of the city’s citizens and leaders.

Prior to arriving at Pew in November 2008, Eichel was a reporter and editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he covered issues ranging from urban affairs to national politics, including the 2008 presidential campaign. A former foreign correspondent, national correspondent and op-ed columnist, he has written in-depth series on Philadelphia’s tax burden and on the transformation of public housing in the city.  From 2002 to 2006, Eichel was also adjunct professor at Temple University, where he taught courses in journalism.

The author of two books - “For Those Still at Sea,” (The Dial Press) and “The Harvard Strike” (Houghton Mifflin.) - Eichel has won numerous journalism awards, including the National Sigma Delta Chi Award for coverage of the 1984 presidential campaign and National Headliners Award for coverage of the 1985 MOVE disaster in Philadelphia. Eichel graduated Magna cum Laude from Harvard University with a bachelor of arts in government.

Thomas Peters, Marin Community Foundation

TITLE: President and CEO

FUNDING AREAS: Education, affordable housing, poverty, health

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PROFILE: Thomas Peters serves as the president and CEO of the Marin Community Foundation, where his official bio shares:

Combining his clinical and philanthropic careers, Dr. Peters is in his twentieth year as MCF’s President & CEO. Heading one of the largest community foundations in the country, he is a leading national voice for community philanthropy, advocating and facilitating the dedication of private resources for the public good. During these years, he has served in state and national leadership positions in the field, and written on a broad range of issues. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Peters had a 24-year career as a county public health official. He served in the San Francisco Department of Public Health from 1974-1990, including eight years as Chief of Staff, and was Director of the Marin County Health & Human Services Department from 1991-1998. He received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota, and for three years was a Fellow of the National Institutes of Health.