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Local Capital . . . Addressing Local Needs


VCC Learning Exchange Features National Conversation on People, Place, and Opportunity

Local investing and revitalizing communities through strategic partnerships will be front and center as Virginia Community Capital (VCC) hosts its Annual Learning Exchange on Thursday, December 12 at Richmond’s Jefferson Hotel. This year’s keynote speaker is Robin Hacke, Director of Capital Formation for Living Cities, a national organization focused on improving the lives of low-income citizens and the cities where they live.

“VCC is fully immersed in a sea change occurring across the nation’s community and economic development landscape,” explains Jane Henderson, VCC President and CEO. “New strategies for local investing are expected to increase vibrancy and quality-of-life in the cities and towns where Virginians live. We are convening high-level conversations on the topic at our annual Learning Exchange. We do the same everyday throughout the commonwealth as the VCC team engages localities, businesses, and investors on critical issues like Main Street revitalization and job creation.”


11 a.m. – noon              Networking

Noon – 1:30 p.m.           Learning Exchange Keynote and Lunch

The VCC Learning Exchange is designed to facilitate interaction as attendees gather first for a lively networking session.

“Every year, we watch attendees of our annual luncheon go right to work,” says Caroline Nowery, Community Investments staffer who has been part of the event’s organizing team for several years. “This group, comprised of nonprofit leaders, community developers, housing specialists, financiers, and investors, needs very little push to engage in important, relevant conversation. The energy level is always remarkable.”

About the Keynote

Ms. Hacke joined Living Cities as Director of Capital Formation in September of 2007. At Living Cities, Ms. Hacke is responsible for developing initiatives to aggregate and deploy investment capital in low-income and underserved urban communities. She manages the Living Cities Catalyst Fund, the first in our family of social investment funds. In her previous role as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Robin raised over $72 million from institutional, corporate and individual investors and built a portfolio of investments in 20 start-up companies. Robin has spent most of her career guiding the growth of technology companies as a manager, consultant and director. She founded and ran a strategy consulting firm that worked with 110 clients, and she currently serves as a director and Audit Committee Chair of Alvarion, a wireless communications company traded on Nasdaq.

“We anticipate a very interesting presentation by Robin Hacke,” Teri Lovelace, Vice President of VCC’s Community Investments and Impact team, offers. “Living Cities is applying some of the most innovative community development concepts seen anywhere. They understand the power of catalytic capital and cooperative, integrated action. I am thrilled that VCC will be presenting such a dynamic speaker who will speak to the importance of building robust local economies.”

We are pleased you are interested in attending the 2013 Learning Exchange.  Please provide the first and last name, company affiliation, and email address for each attendee you would like to register.  Click here to register.  Please note that seating is limited, therefore your registration is not complete until you receive an email confirmation from VCC.   

VCC would like to thank Discover and VHDA for serving as Platinum and Gold Supporters of the 2013 Learning Exchange.




About Virginia Community Capital:
With offices in Christiansburg, Richmond, and Springfield, Virginia Community Capital (VCC) is dedicated to the prospect of building wealth for all through our lending, deposits, and advisory services. As a community development financial institution (CDFI), our mission is to offer innovative, flexible financial products designed to support housing and community development ventures, increase jobs, and encourage sustainable communities. In partnership with our for-profit bank, Community Capital Bank of Virginia (CCB), the non-profit VCC offers loan capital broader and more flexible than bank lending in low-to-moderate income communities in underserved geographies and markets. Learn more at  vacommunitycapital.org.