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Building Hope Names Tiphanie Gilmore Edwards Chief People Officer

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 31, 2023) – Building Hope, the non-profit leader in charter school facilities, financing, and services, today named Tiphanie Gilmore Edwards as Chief People Officer. In this new role, Edwards will hold the responsibilities of the head of human resources and will serve as diversity, equity, and inclusion lead for the organization. She will report to Building Hope President and CEO William D. (Bill) Hansen.

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Building Hope Appoints Andre Bennin to Its Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 24, 2023) – Building Hope, the non-profit leader in charter school facilities, financing, and services, today announced the appointment of education impact investor and strategist Andre Bennin to its Board of Directors. Building Hope’s Board now includes 11 directors.

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Building Hope Names Christine Mentis New Governance Program Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. (JUNE 13, 2023) – Building Hope, a non-profit foundation dedicated to creating high-quality K-12 charter school opportunities for students through its expertise in real estate, finance and operational services, today announced the appointment of Christine Mentis to the role of Governance Program Director within the Charter Support Unit (CSU).

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Building Hope Awards $175,000 In Impact Grants To 12 Inspirational Charter Schools Leading the Way In Community Engagement, Educational Innovation, Student Empowerment, and Charter School Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MAY 5, 2023) – Leaders from 12 inspirational charter schools and 3 charter volunteer leaders from across the country accepted a total of $175,000 in grant awards last night in recognition of their school’s exceptional impact on community engagement, educational innovation, student empowerment, and charter school leadership.

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Building Hope Announces Second Annual Impact Awards Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MARCH 27, 2023) – Building Hope, a non-profit foundation dedicated to creating high-quality K-12 charter school opportunities for students through its expertise in real estate, finance and operational services, today announced the 12 charter school grant finalists for its second annual Building Hope IMPACT Awards.

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Building Hope Awarded $33 Million In Federal Grant Funding To Benefit Charter School Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2023) –Building Hope, a non-profit foundation dedicated to
creating high-quality K-12 charter school opportunities for students through its expertise in real
estate, finance and operational services, today announced that Building Hope Finance has been
awarded a grant of $33 million through the U.S. Department of Education’s Credit
Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program.

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Building Hope Announces Impact Grant Semi-Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 13, 2023) – Building Hope, a non-profit foundation dedicated to creating high-quality K-12 charter school opportunities for students through its expertise in real estate, finance and operational services, today announced the semi-finalists for its second annual Building Hope IMPACT Grants.

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