The Federation Welcomes Anna Foote to On the Rise Financial Center Team
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATLANTA, GA (April 17, 2018) – The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) is pleased to welcome Anna Foote, who joined the Federation in the new role of Southeastern Regional Director this month. In collaboration with Program Manager Regina Grant, Ms. Foote will oversee the On the Rise Financial Center (The Center), a Federation initiative launched in 2017 to build financial access and capability in Atlanta’s historic Westside community.
Ms. Foote is a 30-year veteran of Atlanta’s credit union community, having previously served as Vice President of 1st Choice Credit Union and CEO of Bond Community Credit Union, both members of the Federation. Most recently, she spent 15 years as Vice President of Operations for Coca-Cola Credit Union, where she served more than 14,000 members worldwide, managed branch and call center operations, supported remote access services including home-banking, and led new product development.
Ms. Foote is currently the Board Chair of the Little 5 Points Community Improvement District in Atlanta and served nine years on the City of Atlanta’s development authority board (Invest Atlanta) by appointment of two Atlanta Mayors, and chaired key committees including Finance and Tax Allocation District Oversight. Ms. Foote formerly served as Deputy Director for HOPE Atlanta, the largest provider of homeless services in the Metro Atlanta area, and has also worked for the March of Dimes and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
“The Federation is delighted to welcome Anna to the team and to her new role overseeing the expansion of The Center’s capacity and impact in Atlanta’s Westside. As a seasoned credit union professional, Atlanta native and experienced community development leader with a passion for financial empowerment, Anna’s leadership will be a tremendous asset to the Federation, the On the Rise Center, and the Westside community,” said Cathie Mahon, Federation President/CEO.
The Center serves three Westside neighborhoods that were once home to the leaders of the civil rights movement: English Avenue, Vine City and Castleberry. In recent decades, these once-prosperous neighborhoods have experienced broad decline and are now among the lowest income areas in Atlanta, with 44 percent of adults living below the poverty line.
The Center is a direct response to the real financial service needs of Westside residents. The Center provides financial education and one-on-one financial coaching, and access to affordable financial products and loans to Westside families and individuals so they have the tools to achieve financial stability, resilience and potential for intergenerational wealth building. The Center will also be the home for small business and entrepreneurship training and access to capital.
The Center is a flagship location of the Federation’s and Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners’ national Pathways to Financial Empowerment program. Pathways is an innovative, technology-supported financial counseling model that supports financial inclusion and empowerment among underserved communities. The Center is a collaborative effort with credit union partners 1st Choice Credit Union, BOND Community Credit Union, Credit Union of Atlanta and Peach State Federal Credit Union. The Center is made possible through the generous support of Equifax Foundation, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and Invest Atlanta.
About the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions
The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions is a certified CDFI intermediary representing community development credit unions (CDCUs). The Federation’s member CDCUs provide credit, savings, transaction services and financial education to more than 7 million residents of low- and moderate-income urban, rural and reservation-based communities across the US, and hold over $70 billion in community-controlled assets. Founded in 1974, the Federation is headquartered in Lower Manhattan with offices in Madison, WI. The Federation offers a wide range of advocacy, educational, training, investment, marketing, and outreach programs to support and assist CDCUs. For more information about the Federation and its programs, visit www.cdcu.coop and connect with the Federation on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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