Rebecca Foster, Executive Director
Rebecca is the E.D. of the San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund, a public private partnership that provides San Francisco with powerful new tools for producing additional affordable housing. Prior to leading the SFHAF, Rebecca was Director of Social Impact Investment for Mayor Lee, where she led the City’s exploration of results driven contracting and social impact finance, and developed capital tools to address the City’s housing shortage. She started her tenure in local government as a Fuse Fellow in the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation in 2012-13. Prior to her work for Mayor Lee, Rebecca was an Associate and Vice President in Public Sector & Infrastructure investment banking at Goldman Sachs for eight years, where she raised capital for local governments, universities, non-profits, and utilities around the country. Rebecca also worked in urban development at HR&A Advisors, as an intern at the White House Office of Management & Budget, a Coro Fellow, and as a whitewater river guide on rivers across the west. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University and her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Rebecca is a board member of Mission Prep, a K-8 charter school, and ARTA, a whitewater rafting organization. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and three boys.
Abby Murray, Loan & Portfolio Associate
Abby joined the SFHAF in 2017 to support loan monitoring and portfolio expansion. She has experience in urban economic development and real estate finance, and most recently was a graduate intern with the Community Development Finance group of Silicon Valley Bank and a finalist in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch “Low-Income Housing Challenge.” Abby previously worked in New York as an economic development consultant with HR&A Advisors and as the operations manager for a nonprofit business improvement district. She received her BA magna cum laude from Amherst College and completed her MBA at the Yale School of Management. She is originally from Somerville, MA and now lives in Oakland. Abby is a member of the ULI Young Leaders Group, has spent three summers working for the National Park Service, and volunteers with Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT).
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