Marilyn Drayton

Senior Vice President, Community Development Mgr., Government and Community Relations
Wells Fargo Bank 

FCLF Board Vice Chair

Jacksonville

drayton-m-photo-2014-70wMarilyn Drayton is Senior Vice President and Community Development Manager for Wells Fargo. She has responsibility for the Florida Region, including over 640 Store locations and 5 regional markets. In her role, she manages the company's community development strategic initiatives, programmatic activities and market reputation risk. She works closely with line of business executives and market leaders influencing positive outcomes and solutions impacting affordable housing, neighborhood stabilization/revitalization, community lending and investments, relationship management with key community stakeholders and issues impacting the financial services industry. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she served as the South Region Group Manager for Community Development at TD Bank with responsibilities for the Carolinas and Florida Regions. She was integral in managing the bank's NMTC, LIHTC and CDFI lending and investment efforts. She also served as a Director and Vice President of TD Community Development Corporation and managed the bank's NMTC Advisory Board. In this role, she was integral in the bank securing multiple NMTC allocation awards totaling $325 million.She has received several distinguished awards and leadership recognition, including an Affordable Housing Leadership Award, Community Development Award and the Mayor's Key to the City of Columbia. Additionally, she has presented and served on various panels at industry conferences relative to CRA and community development best practices. She is active in her community and serves as a member of various professional boards and industry committees including the Florida Housing Coalition, the Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations, Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation, Black Business Investment Fund, past President of the SC Association of Community Development Corporations and the Affordable Housing Coalition of South Carolina. She is a longtime supporter and volunteer for the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and Women In Local Leadership (WILL) of the North Florida United Way.

"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

"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

"I appreciate FCLF for lending in rural areas, where many other lenders are exiting. From the first moment we spoke with FCLF staff, we felt we had a partner." – Jamie Kerr, President, AMCS Dev.

Griffin Heights

“We cannot thank FCLF enough for this partnership, creating permanent housing for our neighbors in need, and their commitment to Florida communities.” – Shannon Nazworth, President & CEO

Ability Housing

"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…

"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.

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

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"FCLF has proven its community impact and hard work. We are proud to partner with FCLF." – Leslie Watson, Analyst, Community Investments

Dignity Health

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

Metropolitan Ministries

"Thanks to FCLF, we are one step closer to providing a permanent housing solution for veterans and others seeking quality housing at an affordable price." – Carrie Davis, Executive Director

Wealth Watchers

"BankUnited understands the challenges facing our communities; we applaud FCLF's efforts. Thank you for making our community a better place to live." – Katrina Wright, VP Comm. Dev.

BankUnited

"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

"FCLF made it possible for us to provide many special needs and low-income students with the educational services that they need." – Charlotte Tollefson, Director & Founder

Woodlawn Community Academy

"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.

“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

"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

"FCLF plays a significant role in sustaining vibrant and thriving communities. We are pleased to support your ongoing community based efforts." – Ernie Diaz, South Florida Market President

TD Charitable Foundation

"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…

"Without the FCLF initial loan to purchase land, we might not have been able to move forward with farmworker housing." – Peter Routsis-Arroyo, CEO, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice

Casa San Juan Bosco

Our Partners

FCLF and Rep. Webster
Rep. Daniel Webster visited FCLF staff.
MTZ Carver Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
FCLF Board and Staff
FCLF Board Members represent our investors, borrowers, and technical experts.
duPont Fund and FCLF
The duPont Fund used FCLF and NMTC Financing to revitalize downtown Jacksonville.
TD Charitable Foundation, TD Bank
TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank have supported FCLF's mission since 2006.
FCLF and Florida Housing Coalition
FCLF representatives are ready to talk about your project success.
Northern Trust Roundtable
FCLF supporter, the Northern Trust Company, hosted a housing roundtable in Sarasota.
FCLF at Florida Housing Conference
FCLF staff are active at statewide conferences and events.
Neighbor Up, Affordable Housing
Neighbor Up, formerly BNDC, offers affordable housing in Brevard County.
Emma Jewel Charter Academy
Nutritious snacks are a part of the healthy focused curriculum at Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
Neighbor Up and FCLF
FCLF Chief Lending Officer visits with the Executive Director of Neighbor Up (formerly BNDC)
Metro Min Grand Opening
FCLF staff with local supporters at Metropolitan Ministries Tampa.
Million Meals 2012
FCLF staff and supporters volunteer at Million Meals event.
RCRI Conference 2012
The RCRI Conference allows FCLF staff to touch base with our religious supporters.
Emma Jewel Academy and FCLF
Emma Jewel Charter Academy offers education for the whole child in Brevard County.
ASPIRA of Florida Aspirantes
ASPIRA of Florida offers education & mentoring with a focus on low-income and Latino students.
Haley Park Construction
FCLF projects create jobs and stimulate development in low-income communities.
KIPP Jacksonville
Rep. Ander Crenshaw visited KIPP Jacksonville School
FLACDC Conference
FCLF Staff meet and greet friends at an FLACDC event.
BNDC Greater Heights
Greater Heights offers new, safe, affordable rental homes in what was formerly a high crime area.
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, financed the land for farmworker rental housing with FCLF.
ASPIRA of Florida and FCLF
FCLF CEO and one of our supporters visit the ASPIRA Arts Deco school.
Casa San Juan Bosco and FCLF
New rental homes are available for farmworker families at Casa San Juan Bosco.
DuPuis Pointe Miami
DuPuis Pointe offers affordable, hurricane proof homes in Miami.
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