Alison Granger

Chief Investment Officer

Alison joined the Foundation in 2003 and works closely with the Investment Committee on strategies for investing the Hartford Foundation endowment and various planned giving portfolios. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Hartford. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in German with a concentration in Mathematics from Middlebury College.

What do you enjoy most about Greater Hartford?
I so enjoy the combination of city life and country life which Greater Hartford offers. The many wild creatures in our backyard, the bounty of the local farm stands, and beautiful views along the many hiking trails in the area are just a few examples of the region’s rural treasures which I and my family enjoy. Just a few miles down the road, we can visit exhibits at wonderful arts and culture organizations, have a delicious dinner with friends at many interesting and varied restaurants or attend a fun sports event!

What quote best represents your personal philosophy?
"….maximize effect with minimum means”  -MIT Sloan Management Review

Are you involved in any volunteer activities?
Over the years, my volunteer activities have focused on various aspects of education. I have been an active admissions and fundraising volunteer for my alma mater and previously volunteered in the Farmington Public Schools. I have also served as a board member and as Commodore of a sailing education program for children on Cuttyhunk Island in Massachusetts. I currently serve on the board of Webb Institute, a private engineering college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, which offers full-tuition scholarships to its students.