The Nonprofit Loan Fund of Tucson and Southern Arizona (NPLF) has elected three new members to its Board of Directors. NPLF was founded in 2012 to strengthen Southern Arizona nonprofit organizations by providing cost-effective loans of up to $200,000 as well as financial consulting. Loan terms can extend to five years and are available to qualified nonprofits in Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise counties. Funds can be used to bridge cash flow gaps, start new programs and support other projects.

 In addition to setting strategic priorities and providing oversight, the Board of Directors reviews and approves loan requests and provides financial consulting to nonprofits. All members are volunteers and serve four-year terms.

 “Our board and staff come from the senior ranks of banking, nonprofit management and business,” said Don Jenks, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Our goal is to foster and support a robust nonprofit sector, and our board members are an integral part of making that happen.”

 Joining the Board of Directors are:

·Shelby MacDonald, a Certified Public Accountant and Tax Specialist at Truly Nolen of America, Inc. She was previously a tax supervisor with a public accounting firm for eight years, specializing in non-profit tax compliance. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a focus on Accounting. Shelby is a past president and past treasurer of the Junior League of Tucson. She sits on the board of the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona and chaired the 2012 Dancing With Our Stars Event. She also has served as an elder for Trinity Presbyterian Church where she led a committee that obtained $750,000 in grant revenue. Shelby sits on the finance committee of the International School of Tucson. She is an active member of the Masonic Order of the Eastern Star Chapters #69 and #8 and was selected as a member of the 40 Under 40 Class in 2014.

·Lesli R. Pintor, a 30-year seasoned veteran of the financial services industry, and has been with National Bank of Arizona for 18 years, where she currently develops and manages a portfolio of business client relationships.  Her finance background also includes development and construction financing, credit policy development, and bank regulation.  Lesli leads the bank’s Tucson Women’s Financial Group, dedicated to building business connections for professional women through financial health programs. She is also co-creator of the bank’s formal mentoring program, and is a certified facilitator for the bank’s Leadership Challenge initiative.  She is a frequent speaker for various groups and events, and has received several awards for her community activities.  Lesli is participating in the 2014-2015 International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellows Program for emerging global leaders.  She regularly volunteers with the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, is on the advisory council for the Arizona Repertory Singers and Tucson CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) past presidents council. 

· Carrie Rednour, who practices law in Tucson with a focus on estate planning, probate, guardianships, conservatorships and elder law. She graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2001 and has run her own practice since 2006. Carrie is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Pima County Bar Association, Arizona Women Lawyers Association, and State Bar of Arizona Mental Health and Elder Law Executive Council. She volunteers with the Pima County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division coordinating a program helping individuals obtain guardianships of their developmentally disabled relatives.  In addition to her work on the NPLF Board, Carrie serves on the Board and Governance Council of the Crisis Response Network of Southern Arizona and on the Board of the Lohse Family YMCA.