Peter McCrae | Benefunder
Peter McCrae
Advisory Board Member
Peter McCrae

Peter McCrea provides advisory services for impact investment firms, donor-advised funds, private foundations, family offices, and public charities. 

Since 2001, he has been a Trustee of the Lemmon Foundation, a conservation foundation.

Since 2009, he has served as a business and real estate acquisitions representative for the Hinduja Group, a multinational corporation. (

For three years, Peter was Vice President of Development at American Endowment Foundation, the nation's leading independent donor advised fund, providing services to 4,700 clients with $1.4 billion in assets. 

For over three years, Peter was a Business Development Advisor for Foundation Source, providing services to over 1,500 private foundations, representing $9 billion in assets under administration.

Originally from California, Peter spent the first decade of his career in the motion picture industry as a film editor, documentary cinematographer, still photographer and screenwriter in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Subsequently, he spent eight years in environmental land-planning, designing sustainable land-use plans for public and private landowners. 

Peter was a founding member of the American Cinema Awards Foundation, honoring legendary performers in film, television and music such as Clint Eastwood, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Elizabeth Taylor, for the benefit of the Motion Picture and Television Fund. 

After moving to the northeast in 1995, Peter served as Director of Business Development at LHO Group, a Registered Investment Advisory firm; and he was an Elite Advisor Registered Representative at OMNI Brokerage. 

For six years, he was a member and served as Chairman of the Livelihoods Council at Save the Children, focused on food security and financial security through agricultural support and microfinance.