Nonprofit Finance Fund Names Patrick James New York Program Director
New York, NY, July 8, 2009 — Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) has named Patrick James as its new program director for New York.
Mr. James brings more than 20 years’ experience as a lending, financial services, and relationship management executive. He will lead NFF’s New York office, developing new business, overseeing the provision of financial and consultative services to local nonprofit clients, and forging partnerships with members of the philanthropic, financial and nonprofit communities.
“Patrick’s deep expertise in community lending, coupled with his keen understanding of building effective partnerships, will make him a valuable resource to NFF,” said Kristin Giantris, Vice President, Northeast Region. “His expertise will be an asset to the nonprofits and funders we work with as they consider how to best navigate mission-critical financial and operational decisions in this turbulent economy.”
“Community Development Financial Institutions like Nonprofit Finance Fund have been a vanguard of responsible lending, and are well positioned to aid nonprofits during this recession,” said Mr. James. “NFF offers nonprofits capital as well as financial consulting to help them make well-informed decisions. As part of the New York team, my goal is to provide a full array of tools to help organizations face the complexities of nonprofit finance and achieve financial health, even during tough times.”
Prior to joining NFF, Mr. James served as Senior Vice President within Citi’s Consumer Lending Group, where he oversaw the growth and profitability for their Strategic Markets Group. While at Citi, he also co-led the Community Mortgage Lending Group, where he managed and developed national relationships as part of Citi’s commitment to fulfilling the Community Reinvestment Act. Previously, he held several management positions at LaGuardia Community College, most recently as the Director of the Employment and Career Services Center.
Mr. James is Board Vice President for the Greyston Foundation, a major community development and services organization that supports low-income individuals and families of Yonkers, NY as they forge paths to self-sufficiency and community transformation. He holds his Master of Science in Urban Affairs from Hunter College and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Fordham University.
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Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) is a national leader in nonprofit, philanthropic and social enterprise finance. Founded in 1980, NFF (http://www.nonprofitfinancefund.org) provides loans, access to capital and consulting services that build the capacity and financial health of nonprofits. A leading Community Development Financial Institution with over $80 million in assets, NFF has provided over $190 million in loans and access to additional financing via grants, tax credits and capital in support of over $1 billion in projects for thousands of nonprofit clients nationwide. NFF has a staff of more than 75 serving nonprofits nationally from offices in Philadelphia, New York City, Newark, Boston, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.