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Success Stories from FCLF Partners

Wright's Natural Market

Wright’s Natural Market provides healthy food and lifestyle education in a Food Desert, with financing from FCLF.

Orange Blossom Family Health

With NMTC financing, Orange Blossom Family Health will build a clinic at Ivey Lane to serve 5,000 low income and homeless annually.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County

With NMTC financing Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County will build a new facility to reach low-income children in Bradenton. FCLF provided NMTC allocation.

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Claire Raley

SVP, Community Development Officer, BankUnited, N.A.

Miami Lakes

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Claire Raley is SVP, Community Development Officer with BankUnited. In this position she is responsible for overseeing, coordinating and providing strategic direction for the Bank’s CRA and community development initiatives in Florida and New York. Prior to BankUnited, Ms. Raley worked in community development with other banks, including Chase and Washington Mutual, as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Her expertise includes the Community Reinvestment Act, corporate community affairs, philanthropy and social responsibility, and community and affordable housing development. Ms. Raley holds a B.S. from Florida State University and a Masters of Public Administration from Florida International University. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors and various committees with Florida Community Loan Fund, she serves on the board for Neighborhood Lending Partners and the board for Catalyst Miami.

"We commend the important work of your organization, are glad to support its efforts." – Beverly Dabney

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"FCLF has a keen knowledge of Florida challenges & opportunities. We are confident our investment will be used to improve lives." – Kathleen Rizzo Young, Sr. VP, Community Development

HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

“The partnership with FCLF is very exciting for us – an essential component in providing greater access to fresh healthy food in downtown New Port Richey.” – Jeff Wright, Owner

Wright's Natural Market

"FCLF is a difference maker! Their team provides solutions to bring about real change in a community." – Tim Marks, President & CEO

Metropolitan Ministries

"We consider FCLF a valued partner and strong advocates for low-income communities and families. We look forward to many more years of working together." – Jennifer Westerbeck, Vice President

US Bancorp CDC

"FCLF staff shares our vision and commitment to serve needy families and provide a high quality education to all children." – Thomas Cole, Founder

Emma Jewel Charter Academy

"FCLF was instrumental in making this important project a reality, bringing us one step closer to ending chronic homelessness in Miami-Dade County." – Dr. Paul A. Ahr, President & CEO

Camillus House

"It is really working. FCLF is really touching low-income people." – Florida Community Loan Fund Founding Board Member

Sister Mary Heyser, RSHM

"We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with FCLF and working together to meet the needs of our communities." – Nancy Merolla, VP/CRA Officer

Florida Community Bank

"FCLF demonstrates a mission-oriented philosophy that is compatible and supportive, broadens our platform and deepens our portfolio of products and services." – Kent Adcock, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter

"We couldn't achieve our mission of creating strong neighborhoods without FCLF's help. Their staff is always friendly, quick to respond, and efficient." – Bonnye Deese, Executive Director

BAND

"Without FCLF's support, we would not have been able to deliver the services our area so desperately needs. We look forward to a lifetime relationship." – Tom Griffin, CEO

The Transition House, Inc.

"Trinity Health is happy to partner with FCLF. We look forward to seeing the impact in the communities you serve." – Sr. Kathleen Coll, SSJ, Administrator, Shareholder Advocacy

Trinity Health

"Aida Palms will be a lasting asset to the City of Lakeland. This revitalization wouldn't be possible without financing partners like FCLF." – Mitchell Rosenstein, Principal, Green Mills Group

Aida Palms

"The Fathers Table Foundation appreciates the services FCLF provides and the impact on the communities you serve. We believe in your organization and your mission." – Dan Gilardi, President

Fathers Table Foundation

"I recommend FCLF for attracting investment to the Florida Preservation Fund... I believe that says something about investor comfort." – Nancy Muller, Policy Director

Florida Housing Finance Corp.

"FCLF understood our context, embraced the project vision, and were willing to make an investment that others deemed as too risky." – Lynn Brockwell-Carey, Executive Director

Brevard Neighborhood Development Coaliti…

"We appreciate how the work of FCLF primarily benefits low- to moderate-income individuals and areas and supports the needs of our community." – Maria J. Thompson, Community Development Manager

Third Federal Savings

"Cade Museum is proud to be partners with FCLF and JPMorgan Chase. Thanks to the NMTC Program, we will provide a transformative asset to our community." – Jennifer Denault, COO

Cade Museum for Creativity & Inventi…

"FCLF shows a clear strategy and demonstrated evidence of addressing prevalent community needs." – J. Reymundo Ocañas, Director, Corp Responsibility

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