Sara Morgan

Sara Morgan has worked for over 25 years to improve the economic strength of Appalachia. She is an expert in financing housing, infrastructure, community facilities, nonprofits, public-private partnerships, and community development. Ms. Morgan oversees senior management, resource development for the corporation, and serves as the lead resource development expert for several multi-state and national organizations, including Partners for Rural Transformation, and Invest Appalachia. She led a successful application to the CDFI Bond Guarantee program, resulting in $40M coming to Appalachia and raised $50M from the USDA Community Facilities Relending Program for communities of persistent poverty. Under her leadership, Fahe became one of just a handful of CDFIs to achieve Seller-Servicer designations from two government sponsored enterprises (GSEs). With her guidance, Fahe is also the first nonprofit in the country to be approved to launch a Regional Broker Network, and became a USDA 502 Direct Intermediary that brings over $80M in new mortgages to Appalachia annually.