Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Warm Welcome to the Newest Additions to the Calvert Foundation Team

As if having the chance to change the world by providing opportunity to the underserved weren’t enough, we at Calvert Foundation also have the great privilege of working with a team of dedicated and talented professionals. Working hard each day, it’s easy to get caught up in our to-do lists and hectic schedules. But when we have a new hire in our midst, it helps to remind us why we’re here, the pride we feel in our mission and our work.

And so it is with great pleasure that we extend a warm welcome to these new additions to the Calvert Foundation team.

Catherine Godschalk
Prior to joining Calvert Foundation in July, as the new leader of the domestic lending team, Catherine was the Washington, D.C., Regional Office Director at Self-Help Ventures Fund, where she led the organization’s efforts to provide more than $33 million in financing to support commercial real estate, affordable housing, charter schools, and other community facilities in underserved areas around the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Catherine also led Self-Help’s national Foreclosure Recovery Initiative, developing loan products and lending capital designed to support the redevelopment single family and multifamily foreclosed properties.

Michael Grossman
Our new Manager of International Lending, Michael was previously a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company’s Social Sector Office where he worked on economic development assignments with a focus on the financial sector and inclusive agriculture development. In addition, Michael led the creation of the African Development Bank’s $1 billion trade finance initiative and developed small enterprise financing strategies for two African governments.

John Ducey
John Ducey brings 23 years of community development experience to Community Investment Partners, a subsidiary of the Calvert Foundation. As Vice President, John is responsible for CIP's $120+ million asset management business, in addition to direct client portfolio management duties. For the previous five years, John worked at Enterprise Community Investment Inc. (Enterprise). As a Vice President there, he was responsible for the company's placement of equity for workforce housing and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) investments targeted at mixed-use and commercial developments.

Richard Tran
Richard brings more a decade of experience in telecommunications networking technologies for both non-profit and corporate sector organizations to his role as Manager of Information Technology. Prior to joining Calvert Foundation in 2011, Richard served as a Network and Telecommunication Administrator at Calvert Investments, where he managed multiple projects from development to implementation. In addition to his great people skills, Richard brings a wealth of experience in technology and strategic solution analysis to Calvert Foundation.

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