Manchester, VT, September, 2018– The BOMA Project, a U.S.-based nonprofit that implements a high-impact, gender-focused poverty graduation program in the drought-threatened arid lands of eastern Africa, announced the election of Frank F. DeGiovanni as a member of the BOMA Project Board of Directors.
“We are very pleased to welcome Frank as a member of our board,” said William Ambrose, Board Chair. “Frank is a pioneer in the field of poverty eradication. His commitment to building economic opportunities for the most vulnerable populations will be a tremendous asset to BOMA as we scale to reach our goal of lifting 1 million women and children out of extreme poverty by 2022.”
“I am very excited to join the board of the BOMA Project. It has been very effective in transforming the lives of very poor women in the remote drylands of East Africa through a holistic livelihoods development program,” DeGiovanni said. “I am particularly impressed by BOMA’s commitment to continuous learning to improve its impacts.”
DeGiovanni retired from the Ford Foundation in April, 2016. At the time of his retirement, he was Senior Advisor to the President of the foundation, advising the foundation’s regional offices and thematic areas on strategy development. Previously, he served as Director of the Financial Assets unit at the foundation, where he led the foundation’s worldwide efforts to build financial assets for disadvantaged people through grants and program-related investments. This work focused on savings, individual asset development, rural livelihood development, and consumer financial services, as well as program-related investments to organizations that use capital to achieve their charitable mission. He currently consults to nonprofit organizations and serves on the board of the New Hampshire Endowment for Health and Trickle Up. He has a Ph.D. and master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. DeGiovanni resides in Hampton, NH.