Andrea Levere has led Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) as its president since 2004. Prosperity Now is a private nonprofit organization with the mission of ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to gain financial stability, build wealth, and achieve prosperity.
Prosperity Now designs and operates major national initiatives that aim to integrate financial capability services into systems serving low-income people, build assets and savings, and advance research and policies that expands economic mobility for all. Prosperity Now operates the Prosperity Now Community, compromised of nearly 24,000 members who advocate for asset-development and asset-protection policies at the municipal and state levels. Prosperity Now also operates the Taxpayer Opportunity Network, which represents over 1,000 providers of community tax preparation services.
In 2013, President Obama appointed Ms. Levere to the National Cooperative Bank's (NCB) Board of Directors to represent the interests of low-income consumers. Currently, Ms. Levere serves as Vice-chair of the Community Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve System. The Council provides advice and recommendations to the Board on a wide range of issues, including those that affect low-income and communities of color. She also serves as the Chair of ROC USA (Resident Owned Communities USA), a national social venture that converts manufactured home parks into resident owned cooperatives. She is a member of the FDIC's Committee on Economic Inclusion, and Morgan Stanley's Community Development Advisory Board. Ms. Levere served as chair of the board of the Ms. Foundation for Women from 2002 - 2005, after being on its board since 1998.
Ms. Levere holds a bachelor's degree from Brown University and an MBA from Yale University.