Community Investing Conference Series to Take Place February 8 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Conference will explore the expanding arena of community investing and discuss community investing options that align social impact with financial return.

FORT LAUDERDALE--The Social Investment Forum has partnered with Ft. Lauderdale-based Community Capital Management to bring the third in a series of informative community investing events to south Florida on Tuesday, February 8, 2011.

The one-day conference will focus on the role community investing is playing in our nation's economic recovery with a special regional focus on examples from the southeastern United States. Attendees will learn how organizations are incorporating community investing, leveraging federal programs and meeting challenges in the marketplace to build stronger and more resilient communities.

Experts in the community investing space will be presenting, including:

  • Luther M. Ragin, Jr., Vice President, Investments of The F.B. Heron Foundation;
  • Phil Baldwin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Bancorp;
  • Art Stevens, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Calvert Foundation; and
  • Barbara VanScoy, Founder, Chair and Senior Portfolio Manager, Community Capital Management.

The conference is open to individual and institutional investors including financial advisors and investment consultants and will take place at the Fort Lauderdale Hilton Airport Hotel. For more information on the event including a full agenda and to register, please visit:

For assistance with registration and sponsorships, please contact Peter DeSimone at 202-872-5359 or

The Social Investment Forum is the US membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in socially responsible and sustainable investing (SRI). SIF and its members advance investment practices that consider environmental, social and corporate governance criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. SIF's members include investment management and advisory firms, mutual fund companies, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, banks, credit unions, community development organizations, non-profit associations, and pension funds, foundations and other asset owners.

Community Capital Management is a Fort Lauderdale-based SEC-registered investment adviser. The firm was founded in 1998 and manages fixed-income, impact investing portfolios. Its clients include foundations, public funds, financial institutions, faith-based investors, and mission-related investors. Community Capital Management manages over $1 billion in assets and offers investors its investment strategy via a separate account or its mutual fund, the CRA Qualified Investment Fund. The F.B. Heron Foundation is a client. For additional information, please contact Jamie Horwitz at or visit