Jeanne has over 25 years of community development, fundraising and lending experience, internationally and here at home. Her experience includes community organizing and developing affordable housing in Chicago, Illinois, raising operating and loan capital at Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, and underwriting and managing loan compliance issues for Forward Community Investments, a CDFI in Madison, WI. Internationally, she spent two years organizing and securing funding for schools on the Caribbean coast of Guatemala in the early 1990s. She is eternally grateful for the staff at the 8th Day Center for Justice who demonstrated the many methods one can work to overcome systemic poverty. Jeanne joined WCCN in December 2009. She has three children and enjoys family activities, attending her children’s events, running and horseback riding.