The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has named Annie Donovan, former director of the federal Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) and a national thought leader on community investing, as its new chief operating officer.
Since leaving the CDFI Fund in January, she has been a senior fellow at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University, as well as at the Center for Community Investment (CCI) at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, where she has helped advance CCI’s efforts to increase investment in health, housing, and climate solutions in disinvested communities.
“She [Donovan] has helped build models and implement policies that have facilitated some of our field’s most innovative work,“ said Maurice A. Jones, LISC president and CEO. “And there’s more work to be done! Hers is the kind of creativity and drive that will help us catalyze opportunities for people and places all across the country.”
Read the full press release here.