Frank Fernandez  

Senior Vice President  
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
Atlanta, GA  

Frank Fernandez is senior vice president of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in Atlanta, spearheading efforts to revitalize Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhood including bringing affordable, safe housing to the area and launching Westside Works, an initiative leading to the employment of more than 900 residents. He also supports the Foundation’s broader efforts in global giving, health access and community development.  Previously, Frank managed a 25-member team and raised over $13 million as executive director of Green Doors, a non-profit group devoted to transforming lives and neighborhoods for people in need in the Austin metro area. Frank is also the co-founder of HousingWorks, a non-profit advocacy organization comprised of business and faith-based community leaders, real estate developers, and housing advocates, that promotes housing affordability throughout the Greater Austin area. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, graduating cum laude, from Harvard University and a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Frank is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Civil Society Fellowship, A Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 

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