Cherry's advice is based on decades of experience in the nonprofit and business worlds. As CEO since 1997, Cherry has led BCC's development into a $1 billion national nonprofit organization which believes that low-income communities are entitled to the same expertise and expectations of excellence available to their wealthier neighbors. Under her leadership, Boston Community Capital has leveraged $6 billion of public and private investment in underserved communities nationwide. In 1984, Elyse helped found BCC as a member of its original Board of Directors, and she has been integrally involved in its development and growth from a start-up organization to what it is today: a national model for community investment.
Prior to BCC, Cherry spent over a decade in the private sector. She was an attorney and partner at the law firm of Hale and Dorr, now Wilmer Hale, where her transactional practice focused on commercial real estate finance and development.
About Boston Community Capital
Boston Community Capital (BCC) is a non-profit community development financial institution dedicated to building healthy communities where low-income people live and work. Since 1985, BCC has invested more than $1 billion in projects that provide affordable housing, good jobs, and new opportunities in low-income communities, connecting these neighborhoods to the mainstream economy.
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