The Road to Centerville: Investing in Regional Collective Impact

From the Bay Area Impact Investing Initiative and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco:

Please join us for The Road to Centerville: Investing in Regional Collective Impact at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (101 Market Street) next Monday, March 16th from 1:00 – 6:00pm, including a networking reception.

Regional collective impact investing represents an enormous opportunity to use the capital markets to address community-based challenges and tap large pools of assets for scaling programs that work. Marshalling these resources for collective impact has historically been difficult, requiring cutting across program and financial silos to connect capital with opportunity. “Centerville,” a fictional representation of a successful place-based collective impact investment approach, is a call for better coordination of both program and financial assets to achieve sustainable regional prosperity. Join local experts from many disciplines at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to discuss this type of long-term regional collective impact investing in the Bay Area and other “Centervilles” across the country.

Conference agenda is below. You can register for “Road to Centerville” here:


1:00 – 1:10pm  | Welcome Remarks

Ian Galloway, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


1:10 – 1:40pm  | Keynote Presentation

Lenny Mendonca, McKinsey & Company


1:40 – 3:10pm  | Building Centerville: Elements of Successful Regional Collective Impact

Marianna Grossman, Sustainable Silicon Valley: Net Positive East Palo Alto (sustainability)

Maria Hernandez, Impact4Health (health improvement)

Josh Genser, Richmond Community Foundation (blight reduction)

Tom DeCaigny, San Francisco Arts Commission (creative placemaking)

Michael Theodore, Interactive Advertising Bureau (education and job training)

Megan Channel, Grand Boulevard Initiative Taskforce (commercial revitalization)

Glenda Humiston, USDA Rural Development (economic development)

3:10 – 3:30pm  |  Networking Break        


3:30 – 4:00pm  |  Collective Impact Investing Lessons Learned, Impact Achieved

Sunne Wright McPeak, California Emerging Technology Fund (former Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing for the State of California)


4:00 – 5:00pm  |  Financing Centerville: Strategies to Coordinate Programs and Funding Streams for Regional Impact

Lauryn Agnew, Bay Area Impact Investing Initiative

James Golub, James Golub Associates

Catherine Howard, Northern California Community Loan Fund

Monica Presley, San Francisco Foundation


5:00 – 6:00pm  | Networking Reception

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