From the CEO

From the CEO

Message from Mark McDaniel, CEO

Celebrating our 25th anniversary made for quite a year in 2018. Across the Cinnaire organization, we intentionally made it a year of giving back and expressing gratitude — to our investors, our partners, our team, and most importantly the residents in the communities we have had the honor to serve. It was also a year of personal reflection. I never imagined in the early days that Cinnaire would become what it is today. Our main goal at the beginning was to help to provide people in need of decent, safe affordable housing. That goal meant we had to go to places no one else wanted to invest in and then outperform the expectations of our investors. It was this commitment that lead other states to invite us to bring our model to their communities. Fast forward 25 years and we’ve expanded into a community development finance organization serving nine states. It’s been quite a ride and we are looking eagerly to the future.

What does that future look like for Cinnaire? We are committed to our WhyWe believe that all people deserve the opportunities that are provided by living in healthy communities. This year will see Cinnaire launch a new strategic plan that will reveal better products, programs, and greater impacts in the communities we serve. Our goal is to further diversify our offerings, strengthen our Community Development Financial Institution platform and develop and perfect programs that bring the Cinnaire Why to life.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion as an organization is an integral part of this plan. In fact, diversity and inclusion is a key phrase in the Why of Cinnaire — all people deserve opportunities. It would not be possible to implement this strategy without reaffirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion as an organization and in the communities we serve. As with any growth, this year may be challenging and uncomfortable at times but we know that for us to make the kind of impact we are committed to, it should never be comfortable or easy.

As we embark on this exciting year, I want to express gratitude to all the partners and team members who believed in our goal and supported us over the years. Our work is all about the people and it is an honor to share such important work with you all.

Take care,

Mark

P.S. Check out our video!

Message from Mark McDaniel, CEO

Celebrating our 25th anniversary made for quite a year in 2018. Across the Cinnaire organization, we intentionally made it a year of giving back and expressing gratitude — to our investors, our partners, our team, and most importantly the residents in the communities we have had the honor to serve. It was also a year of personal reflection. I never imagined in the early days that Cinnaire would become what it is today. Our main goal at the beginning was to help to provide people in need of decent, safe affordable housing. That goal meant we had to go to places no one else wanted to invest in and then outperform the expectations of our investors. It was this commitment that lead other states to invite us to bring our model to their communities. Fast forward 25 years and we’ve expanded into a community development finance organization serving nine states. It’s been quite a ride and we are looking eagerly to the future.

What does that future look like for Cinnaire? We are committed to our WhyWe believe that all people deserve the opportunities that are provided by living in healthy communities. This year will see Cinnaire launch a new strategic plan that will reveal better products, programs, and greater impacts in the communities we serve. Our goal is to further diversify our offerings, strengthen our Community Development Financial Institution platform and develop and perfect programs that bring the Cinnaire Why to life.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion as an organization is an integral part of this plan. In fact, diversity and inclusion is a key phrase in the Why of Cinnaire — all people deserve opportunities. It would not be possible to implement this strategy without reaffirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion as an organization and in the communities we serve. As with any growth, this year may be challenging and uncomfortable at times but we know that for us to make the kind of impact we are committed to, it should never be comfortable or easy.

As we embark on this exciting year, I want to express gratitude to all the partners and team members who believed in our goal and supported us over the years. Our work is all about the people and it is an honor to share such important work with you all.

Take care,

Mark

P.S. Check out our video!