This Forum presentation will focus on ways in which a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) can help build wealth and opportunity within low-income neighborhoods, with emphasis on the intersection between community development, health and equality. How cities can use data as a driver for change and to create a framework for assessing impact within a community will also be discussed.
Donald Hinkle-Brown, President and CEO, leads a staff of more than 90 highly skilled financial experts, research analysts, community developers and other professionals at Reinvestment Fund, a catalyst for change in low-income communities. Reinvestment Fund integrates data, policy and strategic investments to improve the quality of life in low-income towns and cities.
Mr. Hinkle-Brown is widely recognized as an expert in mission investing and capacity building through his work developing new programmatic initiatives, raising capital and creating new products that improve opportunity, equity and health for underserved people and places.
Amanda High, Chief of Strategic Initiatives is responsible for managing the interconnection of strategic resource development, communications, and program innovation. In this position, Ms. High is responsible for launching initiatives, achieved by implementing new products, programs and partnerships. She joined Reinvestment Fund in 2014, bringing over 20 years of experience leading high impact initiatives for national and international non-profit and development organizations.