OUR TEAM

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Jay HEIN

Managing Director

Jay directs Commonwealth as part of his role as president of Sagamore Institute.  Between these two entities, he manages a $12 million annual budget and 50 staff who perform a series of research, consulting, and investment putting ideas into action.  He also directed numerous public-private social enterprises as a senior advisor to President George W. Bush from 2006-08 and chronicled the White House compassion agenda in his book, The Quiet Revolution. Learn more about Jay's work here.

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C.E. CROUSE

CFO

C.E. serves as CFO of Sagamore Institute (501c3) and Sagamore Investments, LLC.  Prior to his work at Sagamore, he was a co-founder of Capin Crouse which is one of the nation’s leading accounting firms for nonprofit organizations.  He also served as chairman of Asbury University in his hometown of Wilmore, Kentucky.

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Kevin HOWSON

Senior Director of Investments

Kevin directs impact investments for Commonwealth Raleigh.  Prior to Commonwealth, he worked in private Eeuity and as the CFO of a small conglomerate before obtaining his MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from Duke.  He received his undergraduate degree from Yale.

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Jacob BALDWIN

Program Manager

Jacob coordinates and grows Commonwealth’s programs. Prior to his work at Commonwealth, Jacob was a business analyst at Red Ventures in Charlotte. He studied business administration at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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Anne RAWAY

Anne Raway serves as Operations Manager for the Sagamore Institute. Prior to joining our staff, she gained experience in non-profit administration and management through work with People of Praise. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from IUPUI.

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Amy SHERMAN

Social Measurement

Amy directs the social measurement activities of Commonwealth.  After receiving her Ph.D. in international economic development from the University of Virginia in the early 1990s, she has been one of the nation’s leading faith-based social enterprise scholar-practitioners in America.  She has written numerous books including Kingdom Calling, one of the leading contributions to the field of vocational stewardship. Learn more about Amy's work here.

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Dan and Marsha COATS

Co-Founders

Dan and Marsha Coats established the Foundation for American Renewal in 1999 to increase the understanding and practice of effective compassion in America.  Since then, Dan has served as US Ambassador to Germany, as United States Senator from Indiana, and as Director of National Intelligence.  Dan and Marsha met at Wheaton College and remain very committed to growing and improving faith-based giving and serving.