Community Capital Management's Barbara VanScoy Named to Southern Municipal Finance Society Board of Directors: Ft. Lauderdale Community Investing Expert Expands Role in Promoting Economic Development in Southern U.S.

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The Southern Municipal Finance Society announced today that it has unanimously appointed Barbara VanScoy to its Board of Directors.

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    Ms. VanScoy is Managing Director of Community Capital Management, a Ft. Lauderdale-based investment manager specializing in economically- and geographically-targeted investing. In her role, she manages separate account portfolios on behalf of a growing roster of institutional clients who seek competitive financial performance from fixed income investments aligned with their organizational missions. Additionally, she serves as Portfolio Manager of the CRA Qualified Investment Fund, a fixed income mutual fund originally created to help banks earn positive consideration under the guidelines of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

As a Board member, Ms. VanScoy will work to advance the Society's mission, which calls for professionalism in municipal credit analysis, the provision of informed perspectives in the formulation of legal and regulatory matters relating to the municipal finance industry, and interaction between investors and the authorities that issue municipal bonds throughout the Southern United States. The Southern Municipal Finance Society is a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.

Ms. VanScoy resides in Weston, Florida and is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

About Community Capital Management and The CRA Qualified Investment Fund

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based Community Capital Management is a GIPS(R) compliant investment manager that manages fixed income portfolios, including the CRA Qualified Investment Fund. The company seeks to earn competitive returns while promoting economic and community development activities such as affordable housing, small business growth, workforce development, and environmental restoration.

Since 1999, the Company's geographically- and economically-targeted investments have directed more than $2 billion toward community initiatives in all 50 states. Its investments have financed 129,000 affordable rental housing units; 4,800 home mortgages for low- and moderate-income families; $30 million in affordable health care facilities; $95 million in job training/creation programs; $142 million in community development activities including environmental restoration and neighborhood revitalization; $306 million in down payment assistance and statewide home-ownership programs.(1) For additional information, call 877-272-1977.

(1) As of 2/28/2007

Carefully consider the risks, investment objectives, charges and expenses of the Fund before investing. Mutual fund investing involves risk including the loss of principal. The prospectus contains this and other important information. Call 866-202-3573 for a prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

The CRA Qualified Investment Fund is distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO) which is not affiliated with Community Capital Management or any other affiliate.

This news release was originally distributed on March 19, 2007 and was posted online on August 15, 2007. For more information about the content of this release, contact Daniel Weinbach at 305-668-0070 or

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