Tribute to Women

Merrill Fowlkes Hoopengardner
Merrill Fowlkes Hoopengardner
Arlington, VA

Merrill Fowlkes Hoopengardner grew up in Abingdon, VA. She received her bachelor’s and law degrees from Duke University. For 25 years Merrill has transformed historic communities through New Market Tax Credits, Low-Income Tax Credits, and partnerships using public-private venture capital. Her work in community development finance has launched projects such as The Birthplace of Country Music, and many others across the country. Transformation is the focus of her career.


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