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Joyce McDonald is Tingari-Silverton Foundation’s 2013 Social Entrepreneur of the Year

PeopleFund is pleased to announce Joyce McDonald, Founder and Executive Director of Frameworks Community Development Corporation Inc., has been selected as the Tingari-Silverton Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year for 2013!  Joyce was presented with the Award at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Gala on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Austin Hilton Downtown, with more than 700 leaders of the Central Texas business, civic and philanthropic community in attendance. Frameworks Community Development Corporation Inc. is a non profit HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency and a PeopleFund client.

Joyce McDonald was honored for leading the effort to shape and implement a comprehensive strategy to meet homeownership needs of lower income and minority families.  The components of the strategy include: Home Buyer Education; Foreclosure Prevention; Financial Literacy; Rehabilitation of Distressed Properties; Construction of Affordable Housing; and Nonprofit Real Estate Brokerage Services. Over 7,000 families have been assisted thus far.

The Tingari-Silverton Foundation Social Entrepreneur of 2013 Award recognizes talented individuals who have shown extraordinary leadership and innovation in building an organization to address the social needs of the central Texas community. The award recognizes that qualities of entrepreneurship such as vision, leadership, passion, and commitment are as valuable to “social” enterprises as to business enterprises. The award also recognizes that the success of both social and business enterprises is essential to the development of successful communities.

“I want to express my sincerest gratitude for your support, advice and friendship”   says Joyce McDonald. “I have not been on this journey alone.”

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