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News September 21, 2020

Reinvestment Fund Announces Inaugural Nowak Fellow

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Philadelphia, Sept 21, 2020 – Reinvestment Fund today announced the inaugural Nowak Fellow, Marci Monaco-Vavrik, a recent Temple University graduate. The Nowak Fellowship is one of three new initiatives Reinvestment Fund launched in memory of its founding Executive Director, Jeremy Nowak. The Nowak Fellowship, housed at Reinvestment Fund, was established to support a pre-graduate school fellow considering a future career aligned with community economic development.

“Jeremy had a deep appreciation for combining the richness and rigor of academia with an orientation of tangible accomplishment,” shared Don Hinkle-Brown, President and CEO of Reinvestment Fund. “With this fellowship in his memory, we are delighted to be able to give a student the opportunity to gain some real-life experience in their chosen field as part of their professional growth.”

The fulltime Fellow will work within Reinvestment Fund’s Policy Solutions team and work closely with staff to explore the many areas where policymakers, practitioners and investors intersect and inform one another. During this time, the Fellow gains a set of skills, insights, experiences and accomplishments that will provide greater clarity and certainty on how she will take her next step in professional life.

The selection of the Nowak Fellow was made collectively by representatives of Reinvestment Fund staff, Board and Nowak family.



About Reinvestment Fund
Reinvestment Fund is a mission-driven financial institution committed to making communities work for all people. We are dedicated to ensuring that people in all communities have the opportunities they strive for: affordable places to live, access to nutritious food, schools where their children can succeed, and strong, local businesses that support quality jobs. Using analytical and financial tools, we strengthen neighborhoods, scale social enterprises, and create resilient communities, where everyone can thrive and prosper. Learn more at

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