SilverFest Celebration Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Cinnaire on August 1st
Cinnaire dedicate Hope Park on August 1st in honor of the company’s 25th Anniversary. Hope Park features The Butterfly Effect, the First Place and People’s Choice 2018 ScrapFest winner, as well as a park bench handcrafted by veterans from Zero Day, a Lansing based organization that provides job training, housing and support services for Veterans who have served our country.
The program from stage were a blend of individuals instrumental in that quarter century. There was also lively performances by Billboard charting artist Phil Denny and national recording artist Taylor Taylor. Hope Park has been designed to provide Reo Town residents and visitors with a vibrant neighborhood space for reflection and inspiration.
SilverFest ran from 4-7 pm August 1st, in this episode of Michigan Business Beat hear the program and celebration from stage in that first 40 minutes or so. The audio of the program may be heard by clicking play on the six segments shared below in the embedded SoundCloud PodCast.
In 1993, Cinnaire founder and CEO Mark McDaniel launched the Michigan Capital Fund for Housing, a tax credit fund designed to support much needed affordable housing in Michigan, transform struggling neighborhoods and provide people with opportunities for empowerment. The success of the fund led the company to expand as the Great Lakes Capital Fund, serving communities throughout the Midwest. Now known as Cinnaire, the organization has a 9-state footprint including communities throughout the MidAtlantic and Midwest regions.
“For 25 years, Cinnaire has delivered creative capital solutions to transform neighborhoods and provide individuals with opportunities for empowerment while supporting community and economic development,” said Mark McDaniel, Cinnaire president & CEO. “Hope Park is designed to serve as a symbol of community growth. We look forward to dedicating the park to commemorate our Silver anniversary, a celebration of 25 years of advancing communities.”
Cinnaire has deployed over $3.7 billion in equity capital investments, creating a $7 billion community impact. In 2007, Cinnaire received certification as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) from the U.S. Department of Treasury. Under Mark’s leadership, the company has been consistently named a Detroit Crain’s Cool Places to Work, a Best Non-Profit to Work for and a 2017 Detroit Free Press Top Workplace.
About Cinnaire Since 1993, Cinnaire has invested $3.7 billion to revitalize communities, resulting in more than $7 billion in community impact. A non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Cinnaire has supported 676 housing developments, provided 47,000 affordable apartment homes and created or retained more than 65,000 jobs. Headquartered in Lansing, MI, with offices in five states, Cinnaire provides access to investment funding, lending options, and title services that support community and economic development, creating stable, sustainable and vibrant communities.www.cinnaire.com