National Equity Fund

NEF Hosted Paul Grogan & Kathy Merchant's “Be Prepared To Be Lucky" Book Discussion

June 14, 2024

NEF had the tremendous honor of hosting some legends in the affordable housing industry last week for a conversation on its history, community development, and the power of public-private partnerships.

Paul S. Grogan, former CEO of LISC and the Boston Foundation, and his co-author, Kathy Merchant discussed their new book, “Be Prepared To Be Lucky.” They were joined by NEF Board of Directors Chairman, Andrew Ditton whose collaboration with Paul and Kathy since the earliest days of LIHTC has made an incredible difference in the lives of so many families and individuals who were offered a chance at a brighter future through access to affordable housing.

NEF president and CEO, Matthew Reilein, hosted the event and invited NEF’s newest class of summer Ambassadors to hear from the pioneers who have opened the doors for so many in our industry on the first day of their summer internships. Thanks to Paul, Kathy and Andy for such a memorable and inspiring event!

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