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Advisory Board

CSDC is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), and specifically a Community Development Loan Fund, with the primary mission of providing financial services and technical assistance to  public charter schools in economically and educationally underserved communities nationwide - those with significant low-income student populations or in communities with a large number of poorly performing district schools (our Low-Income Targeted Population or "LITP") - with an added organizational priority of supporting new and early-stage schools (those in their first three years of operation).  An important element of CDFI accountability is the Advisory Board, whose members must represent the low-income communities that the organization serves.  Members of CSDC's Advisory Board include:


Reena Bhatia, Vice President of Educational Programs, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Margot Kane, Investment Officer - U.S. Originations, Calvert Foundation

Kirk Loadman-Copeland, President of the Board of Directors, Global Village Academy-Northglenn, Colorado

David McGrady, Chairman, National Community Investment Fund

Audra Philippon, Head of School, AXL Academy, Aurora, Colorado

Mary Shaffner, Founding Executive Director, Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School, Washington, DC

Eileen Sigmund, President & CEO, Arizona Charter Schools Association

Lucy Tuck, Vice President of Lending, IFF

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