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Community First Fund Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

January 16th, 2024

LANCASTER, Pa. – January 2, 2024 – Community First Fund, an independent non-profit community loan fund, is pleased to name Elizabeth Bennett as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer.

Bennett began her career in finance with Beard Miller CPA, where she worked on the Community First Fund account. Since then, she has tracked the organization’s growing impact and been impressed by its mission and proven work.

Bennett’s more recent experience includes her work with D & E Communications, where she served as the Internal Audit Manager, and as the Chief Financial Officer for the Lancaster Theological Seminary and the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.

“Community First Fund is honored and excited to welcome Elizabeth Bennett to this role,” said Daniel Betancourt, president and CEO of Community First Fund and Community First Fund Credit Union. “Her expertise in the field and familiarity with Community First Fund will offer significant benefits to our organization and members.”

Bennett is a Certified Public Account and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Community First Fund works to create financial equity through wealth building opportunities for individuals, families and business owners, especially persons of color, women and immigrants. The organization aligns capital, knowledge and advocacy to advance access to financial services, business ownership, housing and community development.

For more information, visit Community First Fund’s website or contact the organization via LinkedIn or Facebook, or via phone at (267) 236-7000 for Greater Philadelphia or (717) 393-2351 for Central Pennsylvania.

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About Community First Fund

Community First Fund is a private, independent non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to provide capital in places where it is not usually available. We seek to create positive change in the community by providing entrepreneurs, commercial real estate and affordable housing developers as well as nonprofits with access to loans for projects that generate jobs, create housing opportunities, essential community facilities, and that help to revitalize communities. www.communityfirstfund.org