Part of what makes Calvert Foundation unique is our people’s dedication and passion for impact investing. Our staff is active in building the industry beyond the walls of our office, lending their experience and insights to a range of organizations working for the social good. We recognize them here.
President and CEO Lisa Hall was appointed by President Obama to the Treasury’s Community Development Advisory Board. She will join other distinguished community development professionals in support of the CDFI Fund’s mission to economically empower America’s underserved and distressed communities.
Jenn Pryce, Calvert Foundation’s Chief Strategy Officer, was recently elected to the Hitachi Foundation Board of Directors. Jenn will serve a four-year term at Hitachi Foundation, helping them discover and expand business practices that create tangible, enduring economic opportunities for low-wealth Americans, their families, and the communities in which they reside.
Jenn also took a spot on the Groundswell Advisory Board. Formerly a Calvert Foundation portfolio partner called DC project, Groundswell works to make clean energy affordable by harnessing the collective purchasing power of neighborhood associations, faith institutions, and membership groups with interest in clean energy upgrades.
Sr. Director of Investment Partnerships Justin Conway was elected to the Board of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment by its membership of financial professionals. This is reflective of his contributions to the sector over a number of years and the high regard in which he is held within the impact investing community. US SIF is an important partner of ours and a leader in raising awareness of impact investing with the broader investment community.
Congrats to Margot Kane, Director of Strategic Initiatives, for being chosen as a fellow for the Funders’ Network’s PLACES (Professionals Learning About Community, Equity and Smart Growth) Initiative. PLACES is a year-long fellowship program that offers tools, knowledge, and best practices to enhance funder grant making decisions in ways that are responsive to the needs and assets of low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.