Accelerating Progress

With Alum Austin Vasko '21G (MCD)
MCD Student Austin Vasko

"Though community development covers many broad sectors, it is ultimately about creating opportunities and accelerating progress in a way that allows all community stakeholders to have the chance to benefit in a meaningful and lasting way."

      ~(MCD) Alum Austin Vasko  Philadelphia, PA

Position: Senior Associate-Operations promoting transparency in the CDFI industry by providing tools and analysis for investors at Aeris Insight, Philadelphia, PA
Education: Bachelor's in Business Administration '15

Vasko is just one of several Carsey students to take advantage of the OFN-Carsey Partnership Education Award. Aeris Insight (an OFN CDFI member), Vasko received $2,500 to pursue Carsey’s MCD through this partnership. In a recent blog article, he shared information about Aeris Insight’s background, explaining that the company was conceived as a project within OFN nearly two decades ago, became an independent rating agency in 2013, and now is positioned at the intersection of CDFIs and impact investors. Today, Aeris helps ensure transparency of CDFI financial performance by supplying lenders and investors with digestible metrics reported by CDFIs. Read more