Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, describes how her firm is seeking to reinvent philanthropy. By following rigorous business principles, Novogratz has helped fund entrepreneurs developing solutions for clean water, sanitation, and malaria -- with the larger aim of eradicating poverty.
Jacqueline Novogratz is founder and CEO of Acumen Fund. Prior to starting Acumen, she worked at the Rockefeller Foundation, where she created and directed the Philanthropy Workshop and the Next Generation Leadership program.
Novogratz has also worked at the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation and has served as a consultant to UNICEF and the World Bank in various African countries. She helped found a micro-finance institution for women in Rwanda and began her career in international banking with Chase Manhattan Bank.
Novogratz holds an MBA from Stanford and a BA from the University of Virginia.