About this event
Have you wondered what other foundations are doing to address the growing economic crisis? Is your foundation looking for ways to invest locally or make new investments outside of your typical mandate or mission?
This webinar will share practical and tangible examples of how foundations have effectively mobilized local Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) resources to address the economic impact of this pandemic. You’ll hear from two leading foundations about the creative investments they’ve deployed to address this crisis, along with lessons they’ve learned along the way.
You’ll also learn about how CDFIs serve as an option to deploy mission-aligned investments into your community or across the country rapidly and with compelling impact. This is relevant for foundations who are both new to working with local CDFIs and foundations who have some experience but are looking to deepen that effort during this crisis.
Michelle is responsible for ensuring that financial transactions for the Community Foundation, supporting organizations, affiliates and related entities are properly recorded. She serves as the lead staff for the investment committee and manages the administration of the charitable trusts.
CNote is an award-winning, first-of-its-kind financial platform that allows anyone to make money investing in causes and communities they care about. With the mission of closing the wealth gap, CNote directs every dollar invested toward financially underserved communities across America.
Ms. Nowery is responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with strategic partners and investors who share a passion for the advancement of community development in Virginia. Ms. Nowery also oversees the measurement, collection and reporting of the social and financial returns for VCC investors. Prior to joining VCC, in 2010, Caroline served for five years as the director of the SBA Women's Business Center in Richmond.
As vice president and director of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Center for Early Learning, Avo is a member of SVCF’s leadership team and oversees the Center’s efforts in providing up-to-date research, state and local initiatives, and policy advocacy on pressing issues facing young children and their families. Prior to joining SVCF, he was policy director of First 5 Santa Clara County and served as the director of education and neighborhood services for the City of San Jose Mayor’s office. In his past roles, Avo led policy and advocacy efforts in the areas of early childhood development, community development, education, public health and human services. Prior to joining SVCF, he was policy director of First 5 Santa Clara County and served as the director of education and neighborhood services for the City of San Jose Mayor’s office. In his past roles, Avo led policy and advocacy efforts in the areas of early childhood development, community development, education, public he...
As a solutions consultant with LOCUS Impact Investing, Lisa provides customized assistance to place-focused foundations who are ready to explore, unlock, and deploy local impact investments in their communities. Lisa has over 20 years of experience in the philanthropic sector focused on fund development and donor engagement. At the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, she served as philanthropic advisor to generous individuals and multi-generational families. She also directed the Foundations’ collaborative giving programs. Through her long-time service on the Advancement Network (AdNet) Board, she provided thought-leadership and support to community foundation colleagues nationally. Lisa is a recovering political campaign hack, recent home-schooler to two teens, and proud graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology.
CNote is a women-led impact investment firm on a mission to close the wealth gap through financial innovation.