Dana Bezerra (Pancrazi)

Vice President, Capital Markets, F.B. Heron Foundation

Dana K. Bezerra (Pancrazi) joined Heron in 2006. She is responsible for deal sourcing, identifying and developing relationships across a spectrum of investors, syndicating capital when possible, and cultivating opportunities to deploy the full range of Heron’s “toolbox” including grants, program related investments and market-rate mission related investments. Prior to joining Heron, Ms. Bezerra was with Merrill Lynch in the Private Banking & Investment Group where she specialized in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management.

Ms. Bezerra is currently on the Board of Capital Impact Partners, a $1B CDFI. She also serves on the steering committees for Mission Investors’ Exchange and Markets for Good, and as a reviewer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of its Grand Challenge Exploration Program.

Ms. Bezerra is a native Californian and earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and Public Policy from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.


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