Bruce McNamer
President and CEO, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Area

Bio Bruce McNamer brings to The Community Foundation a long and distinguished record in philanthropy, business, and public service, beginning as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay. Most recently, McNamer was CEO of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, where he directed a broad-based portfolio of philanthropic initiatives including workforce readiness, financial capability and small business development

Before joining JPMorgan Chase, McNamer served for nine years as the president and CEO of TechnoServe, a nonprofit organization that works with people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. He grew the organization’s annual revenues to $75 million and drove its expansion to operations in 30 countries in Africa, Latin America, and India. Previously, McNamer was a senior executive and founder in technology startups, an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. McNamer originally came to Washington DC as a White House Fellow at the National Economic Council.

McNamer graduated from Harvard, holds both a JD and an MBA from Stanford, and is a 17-year Washingtonian.

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (The Community Foundation) works to ensure equity, access, and opportunity for all residents in the Washington metropolitan area. Our mission is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community. We are a community of givers dedicated to inspiring and creating change across the Washington region and beyond.

The Community Foundation, which includes local offices in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, and Prince George’s County, is part of a network of some 700 community foundations nationwide, each a tax-exempt, public charity made up of charitable giving funds established by individuals, families, corporations, and other organizations. The Foundation currently manages more than 700 donor funds with assets totaling more than $326 million. It is the largest funder of nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Washington region, with annual grants of more than $90 million.