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Rebecca Chan

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Rebecca Cordes Chan is the program officer for the National Creative Placemaking Program at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a community development intermediary that provides loans, grants and equity in underinvested neighborhoods. Before joining LISC, Rebecca served as a program officer for the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the first Creative Placemaking Fellow for Reinvestment Fund, and Program Director for Baltimore’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District. Rebecca has been recognized as a Funders Network PLACES Fellow (2018), a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators (2015), and was named to the Baltimore Sun’s "10 People to Watch Under 30" list (2014). She received her MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.