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Impact First Investments with Deborah Kasemeyer

August 20, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Foundations of all sizes are using their assets to create sustainable positive change.  Debby Kasemeyer, Managing Director of Community Development & Investments at Northern Trust will share how the bank built a $2.5 billion impact first investment portfolio, will help define terms which are often confusing, provide real examples of portfolio investments and discuss how foundations are using these investments to deepen their work in communities. 

$20 for members
$25 for guests

Deborah Kasemeyer, The Northern Trust Company
Senior Vice President

Director of Community Development & Investments
Wealth Management

 

Speaker Bio
Deborah Kasemeyer is a Senior Vice President and Director of Community Development & Investments where she oversees the Bank’s community development capital deployment and an Impact Investment portfolio of over $1.9 billion. An early adopter of innovative community finance structures, she has developed expertise in Social Impact Bonds (SIB) also known as Pay for Success, having closed seven transactions which are targeting issues such as quality Pre-K in Chicago, homeless in Denver and homeless and substance abuse in Salt Lake City.

She works to fill capital gaps in underserved communities across the US through direct investment in Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), high performing non-profits, social enterprise businesses, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), New Market Tax Credits (NMTC), and Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC). The Bank was successful in the 2016 round of NMTC awards and received $60 million in tax credits to be used in innovative and comprehensive community development projects.

With 22 years of experience in Community Development at Northern Trust, she has also managed the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program over that time where it has received nine consecutive Outstanding CRA ratings spanning 22 years of evaluation and leads the Bank’s Social Impact Advisors practice who works with clients on investing capital for direct community impact. Prior to her community development work, Deborah was a commercial lender working in the Bank’s Middle Market Lending Group and later the Neighborhood Lending Group.

She graduated from DePauw University with a B.A. in Economics. Board memberships include IFF, a large regional CDFI headquartered in Chicago, the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL) headquartered in Washington DC and Akola, a social enterprise business headquartered in Dallas and Uganda. 


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