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.

“FCLF addresses local community needs, which aligns with our core values. We appreciate your commitment to our communities.” – Mellissa Slover-Athey, Comm Reinv Ofcr

CenterState Bank

"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.

"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…

"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 are delighted to partner with you to serve those most in need in our communities." – Eileen S. Coogan, President & CEO

Allegany Franciscan Ministries

"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

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

Metropolitan Ministries

"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

"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

"We're thrilled to partner with FCLF to make our project a reality to serve generations of kids in our community." – Dawn Stanhope, President & CEO

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County

"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 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

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

Dignity Health

"We couldn’t have pulled this project together without FCLF as partners. This is the start of great work in Jacksonville’s historic Springfield district." – Kevin Gay, Exec. Director

Operation New Hope

"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

"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

"Our partnership with FCLF helps the American Dream of homeownership come true." – Michael Roberts, Exec Dir

R.E.A.C.H.

"We appreciate the accomplishments your organization attains." - Robert Sucher, Executive VP

Sabadell United Bank

"Thank you to our friends at FCLF. Your staff has been patient and helpful. We'll make you proud!" – Bill Lazar, Executive Director

St. Johns Housing Partnership

Our Partners

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