With so much poverty in the world today, Clara Miller argues that the ‘invisible architecture’ of society is failing. Looking to those at the forefront of their fields in arts, science and economics to help reimagine the future of society, there is the opportunity to re-shape these systems and our communities to create a more equal society and higher standard of living for all.

Clara Miller

President Emerita
Heron Foundation, New York, USA
Culture in Vibrant Communities

Clara Miller is President Emerita of the Heron Foundation, which she led from 2011-2017. Prior to her work at the Heron Foundation, Miller founded and was CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund. She is an advisor and board member to many organisations including the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, the US Impact Investing Alliance, Song Cave, Family Independence Initiative, the Impact Management Project, and Open Road Alliance. Her numerous honours and prizes include Inside Philanthropy’s ‘50 Most Powerful Women in U.S. Philanthropy’ and Prince Albert of Monaco’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy and a Rockefeller Bellagio Residency. Miller was a Clinton Administration appointee to the US Treasury’s inaugural Community Development Advisory Board where she became Chair, and she served on the Community Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She has written for Alliance, Financial Times, The Atlantic Blog, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Nonprofit Quarterly and Chronicle of Philanthropy. She has spoken recently at Yale, Dartmouth, Stanford, Columbia, Duke, Sciences Po, Oxford, and the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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