Board Member

Essma Bengabsia

Essma Bengabsia is a Senior Investment Analyst in Social Investments at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In her role, Ms. Bengabsia manages the Foundation’s impact investment portfolio for which Casey has allocated 4% of its endowment to projects that achieve financial returns  as well as social benefits to build a brighter future for children, families, and communities in the United States.

Ms. Bengabsia serves on the Board and investment committee of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, where she advances the endowment’s mission-aligned investment, shareholder engagement, and field-building activities. She also chairs the investment committee of the American Muslim Community Foundation, where she focuses on the intersection of Islamic values, environmental and social stewardship, and impact investment.

Ms. Bengabsia completed her Master of Public Administration in social impact, innovation, and investment at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. She completed her Bachelor of Science in finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Ms. Bengabsia’s favorite quote is, “But still, like air, I’ll rise.” -Maya Angelou

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