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 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

"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.

"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

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

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"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

"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

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

Sabadell United Bank

"FCLF understands and is a part of what we are doing: helping families have the American dream of owning a home." – Isaac Simhon, Executive Director

Housing Programs, Inc.

"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.

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

Metropolitan Ministries

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

Dignity Health

"Our relationship with FCLF provides the capital to achieve long-lasting impact." – Terri Murray, Exec Dir

Neighborhood Renaissance

"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 Partners

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