Sister Corinne Florek has spent more than 35 years working in the field of community economic development as a fund manager, educator, consultant, financial administrator and strategic planner. Sr. Corinne is the Executive Director of the Religious Communities Investment Fund, a collaborative community investment fund with 27 Catholic women’s religious congregations as members. Among other positions, Sister Florek has served as Director for the Mercy Partnership Fund, a program of Mercy Investment Services, Inc. which invests in community development projects world-wide; the Interim Executive Director and Loan Fund Administrator for Women's Initiative for Self-Employment; the Director of Alternative Investments for the Adrian Dominican Sisters Portfolio Advisory Board; The Director of Economic Development programs for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the Manager of Kentucky Hills Industries, a craft cooperative in KY. Sister Corinne has served on numerous boards, including Oikocredit USA, Transfair USA, WAGES, and currently Mercy Loan Fund. Sister Corinne has a Bachelor of Arts from Siena Heights College and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Sr. Corinne was awarded the Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award from the Opportunity Finance Network in 2010 and the Community Impact Award from the Northern California Community Loan Fund in 2014.
Religious Communities Investment Fund