CCI is pleased to announce that Annie Donovan has joined as a Senior Fellow. Donovan has nearly 30 years experience connecting capital investment to distressed communities. She was most recently director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. During her four-year tenure, the CDFI Fund received its largest appropriations to date, despite calls for the elimination of most programs. She oversaw the modernization of the CDFI Fund’s technology platform, and better aligned its policies and procedures to achieve greater impact at the community level.
As a CCI Senior Fellow, Donovan will work to advance CCI’s mission of helping communities that have not benefited from investment develop a pipeline of projects and change policies and practices so they can achieve equitable and sustainable results.
“Annie is a thoughtful leader and strategic thinker in the community investment sector,” said Robin Hacke, CCI Executive Director. “We are excited to have the benefit of her insights as we think about the next stage of our work.”
“CCI is uncovering powerful pathways for community investors to ensure that their transactions are transformational,” said Donovan. “There is great promise in this work for the community investment field, and for communities that are inadequately served by the financial sector.”