Finance, Investments, Administration & Technology
Senior Vice President for Investments
CFO and Chief Compliance Officer
President & CEO, TCF-Mission Investments Company
Andrew F. (Drew) Alden has served as The Community Foundation’s Chief Financial Officer since 1994. In addition, Alden also serves as Senior Vice President for Investments and Chief Compliance Officer. In these roles, he oversees the investment, finance, audit, tax, administrative, information management and regulatory facets of The Community Foundation and its charitable Corporation. Alden has also served as CFO of The Community Foundation’s affiliated entity, the Valley Community Foundation, since its inception in 2004.
Alden also serves as President and CEO of The Community Foundation Mission Investments Company, LLC, a wholly-owned and controlled subsidiary that serves the charitable activities associated with its mission investment strategies.
Prior to joining The Community Foundation, Alden spent several years performing merger and acquisition analysis and investment banking services to middle market firms in the area of private placements and acquisition/divestitures, as well as serving as chief financial officer for a technology-based software development company.
Alden started his career in the insurance industry performing financial reporting and analysis for institutional and individual retirement plans.
Alden’s current and past volunteer services have included: on the Merrill Lynch Community Charitable Gift Fund’s investment advisory board; The Community Foundation of America board of directors; the Whitney Center; 'r Kids Family Center; and the Shubert Theater in New Haven.
Alden is a graduate of Trinity College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and currently holds a Series 65 designation.
Vice President for Finance and Operations
Wendy Gamba is Vice President for Finance and Operations at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. She oversees the reporting of combined and affiliate financial statements and assures efficiency and integrity in the management of information systems and business operations. Gamba has more than 20 years of experience in financial management and operational efficiency and effectiveness.
Prior to joining The Community Foundation, Gamba was the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Capital Workforce Partners in Hartford, the largest workforce investment board in Connecticut. She was responsible for all administrative functions including Accounting, IT, Facilities and Human Resources, and played a key role in the execution of the organizational strategic plan.
For 10 years prior, Gamba was the Controller for the New Opportunities Inc., the second largest community action agency in the state that serves Waterbury, Meriden, Torrington and 27 surrounding towns and administers a vast array of social service programs intended to move individuals and families out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.
Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, Gamba held financial positions in the private sector security alarm industry, handling mergers, acquisitions and commercial lending. Gamba has extensive experience in financial management including internal control systems, compliance and financial reporting.
Gamba currently serves as Co-Director of the Connecticut Junior Women, Inc. and is a long time member of the Shoreline Community Women, Inc. She is a graduate of Bryant College with dual majors in accounting and business management and Champlain College with a Master of Science in Law.
Gamba resides in New Haven, Conn., with her husband Steven, and enjoys time with her rescue pets.
Investment Services Manager
Director of Finance and Accounting
Director of Information Management and Analysis