Who We Are


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Vision:

Our vision is for all South Carolina residents to have access to resources and opportunities that allow them to act in the best interests of their communities, themselves, and future generations.

 

Mission:

Our mission is to facilitate the investment of capital in South Carolina in order to improve the quality of life for all her citizens by providing responsible and affordable financial products and services that are a major catalyst for community and economic growth in underserved neighborhoods and communities.

 

Core Values

    • Leadership
    • Access
    • Collaboration
    • Innovation

 

 

Background & History

With its extensive roots and partnerships, The Alliance engages in public policy and training to support community investment and generate economic opportunities and growth, including identifying gaps in community development financing.  In September 2022, we began a transition from a CDFI lender to a CDFI Venture Capital Fund in order to establish an initial Micro Equity Fund, to become the first CDFI Venture Capital Fund in South Carolina.

The Alliance is governed by a board of directors includes representatives from CDFIs and financial institutions. Our trusted partner, SCACED, provides fiscal management direction and support, incorporates the Alliance in its annual conference, and provides communications and meeting planning assistance to the Alliance.

In 2018 the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond published, “South Carolina Community Capital Alliance Case Study.” by Jeanne Milliken Bonds which details the history of the Alliance.

Meet Our Board

2022 ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jeanne Milliken Bonds
Jeanne Milliken Bonds

Board Chair

Eastern Native CDFI

Bernie Mayzck
Bernie Mayzck

Vice Chair

SC Association for CED

Deborah McKetty
Deborah McKetty

Immediate Past Chair

SC Community Loan Fund

Nate Barber
Nate Barber

Secretary / Treasurer

SC Community Loan Fund

Sedrick McCullum
Sedrick McCullum

South State Bank

Kim Graham
Kim Graham

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Cindi Rourk
Cindi Rourk

CLIMB Fund

Terri Hendrix
Terri Hendrix

Carolina Foothills F.C.U

Amanda Frazier Wong
Amanda Frazier Wong

Self Help Credit Union

Meet Our Staff

Prenita Mack, PMP®
Director and Asset Manager

Prenita leads the statewide effort to coordinate and build an entrepreneurial ecosystem through strategic partnerships among competitive CDFIs, the state’s nonprofit lenders, and regional funders to expand the affordable capital footprint, aiming to broaden access to essential capital and support services for minority and underserved entrepreneurs.  Contact Prenita for strategic partnerships, funding, investment opportunities and media relations.