Kimberlee Cornett

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"Kimberlee Cornett is Director of the Social Investment Practice at the Kresge Foundation, a national foundation based in Troy, Michigan. At the Foundation, she is responsible for Kresge’s social investment strategy which includes program related and market rate investments in the areas of health, human services and community development. Kimberlee’s work encompasses all aspects of social investing, including development of investment strategies, underwriting, risk and portfolio management. Before joining the Foundation in 2009, she spent more than a decade in both nonprofit and private-sector organizations to improve housing and economic conditions in low-income communities. Kimberlee was Vice President of National Equity Initiatives at Enterprise Community Investment where she led business development efforts for the company’s debt and equity products. In addition, she led Enterprise’s Investment Management division, structured and closed over $1 billion in investor equity for investment in affordable housing projects. Earlier in her career, Kimberlee was the founding executive director of Habitat for Humanity’s work in Virginia and worked at a shelter for homeless women and children in Washington, D.C. She was appointed a White House Fellow by President Clinton and served at the executive level of the Small Business Administration. Kimberlee is a graduate of Hood College." [1]


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  1. US SIF Board, organizational web page, accessed June 2, 2013.