The Foundation staff works to inspire, support, inform, listen to and collaborate with the people and organizations of Greater New Haven to build an ever more connected, inclusive, equitable and philanthropic community.

Wendy Gamba

Chief Financial Officer; Vice President for Finance and Operations

Wendy Gamba was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President for Operations at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in late 2020 after serving for two years as Vice President of Finance and Operations. She is responsible for ensuring the financial health, financial management, and financial viability of The Foundation. The CFO also has primary responsibility for both strategic long-term financial management and day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial and operationally-related activities of The Foundation, subsidiaries, and its affiliates. 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 Past 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.