Antonio Manning

Antonio Manning is Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for JPMorgan Chase Global Philanthropy. In this position, Antonio manages philanthropic and corporate responsibility for Greater Los Angeles. Previously, Antonio served as First Vice President and Regional Grants Manager in Washington Mutual’s Community and External Affairs Division. In this capacity, he managed community relations and company corporate contributions in affordable housing, community development and K-12 education for California.

Manning joined Washington Mutual in 2000. Prior to this, he served as the Western Regional Director of the Fannie Mae Foundation for an 11-state region and spent four years on the program staff of the James Irvine Foundation.

Manning is an active member of the community. He is a founding member of Southern California Blacks in Philanthropy, a membership organization comprised of corporate and philanthropic executives. His other board affiliations include Affordable Living for the Aging, California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, Coalition for Responsible Community Development, Heritage Homeownership Partners, Los Angeles Business Council and Institute and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. Additionally, Antonio serves on the Advisory Board for the USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, LISC – Los Angeles, and Enterprise Community Partners and the Business Take Force on Homelessness. Antonio recently served as a mayoral appointment to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

Antonio is a Los Angeles native and attended the University of Southern California.

Connie Evans

Vice Chair

Connie Evans is the President and CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), the national nonprofit organization and business trade association representing the US microbusiness development industry. AEO has nearly 400 member organizations that provide training, technical assistance and resources to entrepreneurs across the United States.

Connie’s decision to join AEO in March 2009 was a logical step in her career as a visionary leader, strategist, activist, and social entrepreneur who has founded three organizations. In 1986 she was the founding president of the award-winning Women’s Self-Employment Project (WSEP), the first and largest urban microenterprise development organization in the US and the first adaptation of the Grameen Bank Model to a US urban setting. Connie also pioneered one of the first matched savings program, Individual Development Accounts, in the country. In 2000 she founded WSEP Ventures, a social enterprise hybrid organization developed to serve as a catalyst for social change, economic development and community empowerment. At WSEP Ventures, Connie launched Capital Bridge C3, a fellowship program supporting emerging social entrepreneurs. In 2007, Connie founded CSolutions Consulting, an advisory boutique specializing in solutions that address social change.

As an international development consultant with over 25 years experience, Connie has been recognized and utilized by such groups as the World Bank, the Clinton Administration, a host of local government, private, and independent sector organizations. With international experience spanning 43 countries, Connie draws on her expertise in developing and implementing strategies to further economic development, health and social change in communities.

Connie’s broad experiences across the worlds of business and finance compliment her skills in development finance. She served two elected terms on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and was the first African American woman to hold such a position.  Evans was appointed by President Clinton to the CDFI Advisory Board, a fund within the Department of the Treasury.  She also received appointments from President Clinton, the US Delegation to preparatory meetings for the Summit of the Americas, the US Delegation to preparatory meetings for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, and again for Beijing Plus Five.

As a strong advocate of good governance in nonprofits, Connie has nearly 20 years of service on philanthropic foundation boards, and serves on a number of national and international boards including the Social Venture Network. She is also the Chair of the Chicago Committee for the African Women’s Development Fund, based in Ghana.

Beatriz Olvera Stotzer

Chairperson

Bea is an accomplished businesswoman, social entrepreneur, visionary, and pioneer in the economic development/asset building field. As CEO of New Capital LLC, she manages multi-million dollar portfolios of affordable housing, business, and economic development. New Economics for Women, a Latina economic development non-profit, was established through Bea’s adeptness at navigating financial products. By leveraging an initial $97,000 grant into more than $280 million in investments, for single and multi-family affordable housing in low-income communities throughout Southern California; simultaneously creating business incubators and small business loan funds. She is currently spearheading the development of the Latina Wealth Index to measure wealth among immigrant Latina entrepreneurs.

With more than 30 years of thought-leadership experience, Bea has been recognized for her work on local, state, and national levels. She has served as a trusted advisor to the Clinton Administration, the Mayor of Los Angeles, the Aspen Institute, the Ford Foundation, and a host of local government, private, and independent sector organizations. As former Treasurer of UNIDOS (formerly the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)) Board of Directors, she partnered with the CEO and CFO to deliver their strongest balance sheet in 15 years. Bea currently serves as a strategic advisor or executive board member for key national non-profits, foundations, and corporations who focus on economic mobility. A lifelong advocate for economic opportunities especially for vulnerable women and families, Bea is resolute about increasing the role of women as leaders within the finance sector, and was recently appointed to serve as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Women and Girls Initiative Governing Council.

REPORT: Promoting Family Economic Security in the San Francisco Bay Area Region

1a9787f9-20c6-45c7-9db3-f29218f39f54At the inaugural Poverty to Prosperity Conference, Rise Together Bay Area — a collective initiative of 180+ business, government, nonprofit and philanthropic representatives — released a new report by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development with data representations from the UC Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, titled “Promoting Family Economic Security in the San Francisco Bay Area Region.

This landmark study highlights the depth and breadth of poverty in the Bay Area in new and compelling ways, tests various types of pro-prosperity supports through economic microsimulations, and presents a set of research-grounded strategies for implementing a pro-prosperity agenda.

The report also makes available 110+ maps developed by the UC Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, documenting levels of poverty and opportunity across the region.

Download the report here (1.6 MB PDF without appendices).

Download the full report here (18 MB PDF).

Style Guide: Winning Word for Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

The Insight Center has partnered with Anat Shenker-Osorio to create a style guide that helps us use human terms about wealth accumulation and wealth inequality and speak from a model of inequality as a barrier. Anat demonstrates that communicating effectively – conveying that inequality is a product of our economic and political systems and that racism is a real factor – requires overcoming default reasoning that consequences that befall individuals are due to their efforts or traits. Most Americans have trouble seeing and acknowledging long-lasting historic crimes and existing racism. While these factors pose formidable challenges to saying what we mean and getting heard, both Alan and Anat are teaching us to be more effective in reaching our targeted audiences.

Also, you can find another language tool Anat has worked on with the Center for Community Change to launch a bold new campaign to confront poverty in America.

REPORT: Umbrellas Don’t Make It Rain

Read Umbrellas Don't Make it Rain: Why Studying and Working Hard Isn't Enough for Black Americans

In April, Experts of Color Network Members Darrick HamiltonSandy DarityAnne Price, and Vishnu Sridharan published an important new report titled Umbrellas Don’t Make it Rain: Why Studying and Working Hard Isn’t Enough for Black Americans.

This report challenges America’s egalitarian promise of opportunity and individual agency. Research and public policy have traditionally focused on education and income as drivers of upward mobility. Umbrellas Don’t Make it Rain reveals that it’s the unearned birthright of inheritance or other family transfers that has the greatest effect on wealth accumulation, and likewise is the largest factor erecting barriers to wealth accumulation for people of color.

Click here to download the full report…

2016 Annual Report + Newsletters

Annual Report

02/10/2016 – Gratitude Report

Newsletters

12/16/16 – December Newsletter | A Time for Reflection

11/30/16 – November Newsletter

11/03/16 – October Newsletter

09/30/16 – September Newsletter

08/31/16 – August Newsletter

07/06/16 – June Newsletter

06/07/2016 – May Newsletter

04/29/2016 – April Newsletter

04/01/2016 – March Newsletter

02/29/2016 – February Newsletter

2015 Annual Report + Newsletters

Newsletters

12/18/2015 – December Newsletter – Happiest + Healthiest

11/30/2015 – November Newsletter – Giving Season is here!

10/22/2015 – October Newsletter – The End of Work

09/25/2015 – September Newsletter – New Look, New Tools

08/27/2015 – Summer Newsletter 

07/16/2015 – June Newsletter – Mid-Year Report

05/28/2015 – May Newsletter – Measuring Economic Security

05/12/2015 – April Newsletter – A Capitol Convening on Inclusive Capitalism

03/25/2015 – March Newsletter – Inclusive Competitiveness

02/24/2015 – February Newsletter – Big Changes for the Nation and for the Insight Center

01/22/2015 – January Newsletter – Forward Toward Tomorrow

2014 Annual Report + Newsletters

Annual Report

12/18/2014 – December Newsletter – A Time for Reflection and Celebration

Newsletters

11/19/2014 – November Newsletter – What a Difference a Year Makes

10/14/2014 – October Newsletter – All Systems Go

09/10/2014 – September Newsletter – Insight Report

08/12/2014 – August Newsletter – Insight Report

07/02/2014 – June/July Newsletter – Insight Report

05/28/2014 – May Newsletter – Insight Report

04/15/2014 – April Newsletter – Insight Report

03/07/2014 – February/March 2014 Insight News

01/24/2014 – January 2014 Insight News