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November 11, 2021, Notre Dame, Indiana – Sister Corinne Florek, OP, was recently profiled in the Alumni section of the University of Notre Dame’s website as one who invested not for profits, but for economic justice and the common good. 

A 1980 graduate of Notre Dame’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program, Sister Corinne spent the next 40 years involved in community investment. She founded the Religious Communities Investment Fund (RCIF) and is a consultant for the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Portfolio Advisory Board. Both organizations give low-interest loans to nonprofit organizations that serve communities of people in need. 

“This is not venture capital; this is common good capital,” Sister Corinne told Maura Sullivan Hill, author of the article, “Investing for the Common Good.” Read the entire article on Sister Corinne’s work for economic justice and the common good. 

Carla Mannings, Portfolio Advisory Board Member

October 12, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – At its October meeting, the General Council approved the Portfolio Advisory Board’s (PAB) nomination of Carla Mannings as the Board’s newest member. Carla joins the PAB Board immediately to fill an open position and begin a three-year term on July 1, 2022.

Carla is a relationship manager and Senior Vice President of the Commercial Lending Group of City First Bank in Washington, D.C. City First is the largest African American- owned bank in the United States. Before joining City First, she was Chief of Strategic Initiatives for Partners for the Common Good (PCG), with whom the Adrian Dominican Sisters have had a long relationship.

Carla is currently serving on the boards of National Coalition for Community Capital, Opportunity Finance Network, and National Disability CDFI Coalition. She has a bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a Master of Business Administration degree from Brenau University in Atlanta.

"I have worked with Carla on the Resource Center for Religious Institutions, as well as on PCG’s board,” said Sister Corinne Florek, OP, who nominated Carla for the PAB. “She is a woman of great integrity and strong commitment to the work of justice. I feel she will bring much knowledge and experience in community investing. She is a great educator and communicator."



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