Rehana Nathoo joined the Case Foundation in 2016 as part of the Social Innovation team. Rehana serves as Vice President of Social Innovation, focusing specifically on the Foundation’s efforts around Impact Investing. A self-identifying New Yorker, Rehana worked at the Bank of New York Mellon to help design the firm’s Social Finance program. She worked closely with the Wealth Management business to build internal expertise around Social Finance, and engage clients on this topic. While at BNY Mellon, Rehana also created a prototype for the firm’s first Impact Investment Fund. Prior to BNY Mellon, Rehana was a program associate at The Rockefeller Foundation, helping to manage the grantmaking and thought leadership efforts around Impact Investing and Innovative Finance. After graduating from the Whitehead School of Diplomacy at Seton Hall University with an M.A. in Development Economics and Foreign Policy, Rehana joined the UN Capital Development Fund, frequently travelling to East Africa to explore innovative financing solutions. Most recently, Rehana also served as an Adjunct Professor of CSR and Social Finance at NYU Wagner School of Public Service.


Expand Your Comfort Zone: Taking Risks in Family Philanthropy

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Diane Miller, Rehana Nathoo, The Case Foundation, Tony Macklin

Philanthropy is often described as society’s “risk capital.” Private generosity can support causes and ideas that business and government agencies cannot or will not. However, the idea of risk in philanthropy quickly muddies as we direct our generosity through a family foundation, donor-advised fund, or other collective effort. Our ideas about – and tolerance for – risk diverge, shaped by… Read More