January 28, 2021
As we look to a new year, we often look back, reflecting on the past and looking forward, anticipating the future. This year, this moment has special resonance for me as 2021 marks the start of the final months I will spend as President of Community Capital New York.
My formal retirement commences at the end of June when our fiscal year ends. The dedicated Board and Staff have been aware of my intentions for some time, and our Board is hard at work leading an executive search.
It has been my privilege for the last 30 years to get up every morning and work at an organization that allowed me to collaborate with so many compassionate, dedicated people who share our values – like you! Thank you for all you have done, offered, and shared with Community Capital New York during my tenure. It is our shared vision of financial inclusion for all people of New York State that I cherish most and the progress we’ve made together.
I can assure you: Community Capital New York will not miss a beat. Despite every challenge, our team has risen to the occasion, whether supporting hundreds of small businesses or financing the development of affordable housing in Westchester and across the Hudson Valley. I hope you will continue to extend to the staff and my successor the friendship, partnership, and goodwill that you have so generously offered to me over the years.
Over the next few months, I will share my reflections about what I envision for the CDFI and community lending movement. In the interim, if you know of someone who could be a good fit for our organization, please direct them to read the formal job description.
I wish you the absolute best!