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The Presbyterian Foundation’s Anita Clemons announces her retirement

The Senior Vice President of Investment Management plans to end her 24 years of service to Presbyterian investors later this year

by Robyn Davis Sekula, Presbyterian Foundation | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Anita Clemons plans to retire from the Presbyterian Foundation later this year. (Contributed photo)

Anita Clemons, Senior Vice President of Investment Management, recently announced her retirement from the Presbyterian Foundation, ending 24 years of service to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Her retirement will take place later in 2024.

Clemons joined the Presbyterian Foundation in 2000. As Senior Vice President of Investment Management, she offers insight into the investment management of endowments, and a thoughtful, gracious link between the Foundation’s dedicated investors and its outstanding fund managers.

“At the Presbyterian Foundation, my role has transcended mere employment; it has been a profound calling,” Clemons says. “The privilege of visiting numerous congregations and encountering dedicated Presbyterians who exemplify their commitment to Christ through investments and unwavering service to their church and community has been an immense honor. I have enjoyed being part of such an excellent team here at the Foundation and have been so happy to be part of our shared success.”

At the Presbyterian Foundation, Clemons serves as investment staff to the investment consultants/advisors, investment manager on accounts and relationship manager on large accounts, and provides ongoing monitoring and measurement for the Foundation’s assets.

“Anita Clemons’ expertise, enduring dedication, and consistent relational approach have proven instrumental in fostering a sense of stability and trust across the denomination, making her an indispensable force in navigating the challenges of church-related investments,” says the Rev. Dr. Tom Taylor, President and CEO of the Presbyterian Foundation. “As our Senior Vice President of Investment Management, Anita’s extensive knowledge and deep experience regarding healthy stewardship have been one of the keys to the Foundation’s successes over the past decade. Anita’s legacy is not just in numbers and portfolios, but in her marvelous relationship-building abilities and insightful wisdom that she has imparted to literally thousands of clients for the Foundation and for our subsidiary, the New Covenant Trust Company. As Anita embarks on a well-deserved retirement, we celebrate a remarkable leader whose brilliance, tenacity and unwavering faithfulness have left an indelible mark on our mission.”

Clemons is an Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor, Certified Financial Planner™, Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠, and Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠. As a media reference on socially responsible investing, Clemons has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV & Radio,, and has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and the Washington Post.

She previously served as Vice President of Investments at PNC Bank. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Certificate in Medical Technology from the University of Louisville.

Robyn Davis Sekula is Vice President of Communications and Marketing at the Presbyterian Foundation. She is a ruling elder and member of Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. She can be reached at

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