Chris joined the Moravian Ministries Foundation on June 1, 2017 as President. A lifelong resident of North Carolina, Chris spent 22 years in increasing positions of responsibility at Wells Fargo Bank NA, and its predecessor, Wachovia Bank. He is a passionate leader of relationship-driven philanthropy in the areas of charitable giving and financial solutions. Chris has vast experience with visionary leadership, staff management, nonprofit governance, financial management/oversight, client service, partnership-building and strategic planning.

Breakfast at MOD

While in New York recently for some fun and some foundation business, I had the opportunity to stop by Moravian Open Door (MOD). Susan Attzs-Mendoza, MOD’s Executive Director, invited me to join the residents for breakfast. Early this year, Moravian Ministries Foundation in America made a grant of $50,000 from our Hunger & Thirst Field…

Hindsight on 2021: MMFA’s Impact Statement

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” to borrow an opening phrase from Charles Dickens. Moravians met a challenging year with grace, creativity, generosity, and love. And the Moravian Ministries Foundation in America was honored to be part of it. Amid a pandemic, more of us invested together, established new…

Our Newest Green Investment Option

Have you heard about MMFA’s newest investment pool for the Moravian Common Fund? This is our sixth pool or allocation and our second in the Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) category. ESG allocations invest in companies that: have a low carbon footprint follow best practices in hiring and treat employees fairly are socially aware and responsible…

An incredible first Day of Giving

We are grateful for the many people who contributed to a remarkable first ever Moravian Day of Giving on February 16. Moravian agencies and churches received over 200 gifts on that day — 70 of which came from first-time users of MMFA’s Giving Portal. This exceeded our previous record for the most gifts processed on…