SOURCE: Neighborworks America

November 15, 2011 09:34 ET

NeighborWorks America Names Sarah McGraw Greenberg Director of Development

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2011) - NeighborWorks America, a congressionally chartered nonprofit and one of the nation's largest community development corporations, announced today that Sarah McGraw Greenberg has been appointed as director of the Development Division.

As director, Greenberg provides strategic leadership to the corporation's partnership and resource development efforts in support of NeighborWorks America's mission to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. Greenberg reports to NeighborWorks America CEO Eileen Fitzgerald.

Prior to being named director of the Development division, Greenberg was senior manager for Community Stabilization within the National Initiatives and Applied Research division. Greenberg led NeighborWorks America's strategy to mitigate the impact of foreclosed properties on communities by creating and managing NeighborWorks America's Stable Communities Initiative, and managing the corporation's role in the creation of the National Community Stabilization Trust, a partnership with five other national housing intermediaries.

"Sarah brings a wealth of expertise in community development to her new role," said Fitzgerald. "She has a proven track record of success in developing partnerships and attracting resources to build nonprofit capacity in the field. Her experience working with a variety of public and private partners to support local responses to the foreclosure crisis will be an immediate asset to NeighborWorks America as all of us work to strengthen communities."

Greenberg joined NeighborWorks America in 2007 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) where she helped create the nation's first certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) focused on the revitalization of historic properties and neighborhoods. Prior to the NTHP, she worked in the private sector, including positions in retail banking and residential mortgage lending.

Greenberg holds a B.B.A. in Organizational Management from Tiffin University and a Master's of Community Planning from the University of Maryland, College Park with specializations in environmental planning and historic preservation. Greenberg also completed the Rutgers University fellowship program for mid-career leaders in Community Development. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio.

About NeighborWorks® America
NeighborWorks® America creates opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $19.5 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation's leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals.

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