Colleen Hafner

CDFI Director

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Colleen joined Rise in 2018 as a Project Manager, where she helps coordinate the real estate development process for Rise and its partners. Colleen has moved into her full-time role as CDFI Director in 2021. Prior to joining Rise, Colleen was Asset Manager – Compliance for St. Louis Equity Fund, and Vice President of its affiliate, Gateway Community Development Fund, a certified CDFI. She has over 11 years of experience in the housing and community development finance field.

She received both her Bachelors in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Master’s in Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, along with a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management. Colleen has received Low-Income Housing Tax Credit certifications from Novogradac and the Housing Credit College.

Colleen is an active Board member for Tower Grove Neighborhood Community Development Corporation, and also serves as Treasurer. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis, a committee member for Northside Community Housing, Inc., and a Board member for Revitalization 2000. Colleen is the campaign treasurer for City of St. Louis 24th ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie, and volunteers with the St. Louis Tax Assistance Program (TAP).