Alice Antonelli

I left college with a psychology degree, a lifelong affinity for numbers, and a curiosity to explore opportunities in the Big Apple. I joined the world of banking to develop my passion for numbers like others develop a second language; after a few years in sales and trading I ended up at business school to get more formal training in finance. I then worked for a bank on Wall Street, but there was something missing. When I discovered that they had a department that invested in the community, I couldn’t believe it! I could combine my passion for numbers with my love for serving the community – at the time I had been mentoring a high-school student and raising money for nonprofits on the side. That has been my journey ever since. In 2002 I joined NFF in Philadelphia and am blessed to work with clients that inspire me with their tireless work to make the world a better place, and wonderful colleagues that work with a collaborative spirit. At work, I am a facilitator, encourager, puzzle solver, and translator. Outside of work, I am a roadie for my husband and his band, cheerleader for my kids in their exciting endeavors, traveler to places near and far, sports enthusiast trying my best to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.   

Bio: Alice leads delivery and product development, cultivating and managing client relationships, teaching workshops and seminars, and training and coaching of new recruits. Alice initially joined NFF as part of the lending team and was responsible for business development and underwriting loans. Prior to NFF, she worked at JPMorgan Chase as Vice President for the Community Development Corporation. Alice has a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science from St. Lawrence University, and was a certified instructor for the Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System. She currently serves on the National Fund for Sacred Places, and previously served as a member of the Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and the Audit Committee of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia. Alice has also served as a grant panelist for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the faculty of the NeighborWorks America Training Institute.