Bruce McNamer, JD, MBA, is the president and chief executive officer of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, a tax-exempt public charity that is dedicated to improving the Greater Washington region by connecting caring people to causes that matter. The foundation, which serves the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and Northern Virginia, currently manages more than 700 donor funds with assets totaling more than $350 million. The foundation is the largest local funder of nonprofit organizations in the region and is one of the larger foundations of its kind in the United States.
Mr. McNamer joined The Community Foundation in 2015, bringing broad experience in the public, private, and philanthropic sectors. From 2013 to 2014, he was the head of Global Philanthropy and CEO of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. Prior to that, he served 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, with operations in 30 countries in Africa, Latin America, and India. Before joining TechnoServe in 2004, Mr. McNamer was a senior executive and founder of technology start–ups, an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Bruce was also a White House Fellow at the National Economic Council and a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay.
Mr. McNamer earned a JD and an MBA from Stanford and an AB from Harvard. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.