White House Author
Wayne Meyer (New Jersey Community Capital)
Once power returned to the offices at New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC), Wayne Meyer and the rest of his team immediately began working on plans to help victims of SuperStorm Sandy restore their lives, in particular, their livelihoods. Thanks to the generosity and assistance of several NJCC funders, Mr. Meyer and his team managed to launch the REBUILD New Jersey Fund within weeks of the devastating storm. By amassing capital, grant support and other financing, NJCC was able to offer small businesses impacted by the storm quick access to flexible, low-cost loans for building repairs, equipment and inventory purchases, rent or mortgage payments, salary expenses, and utility costs. In his current role as President of NJCC, Mr. Meyer continues to exemplify his more than 20-year passion for community development, bringing thought leadership and innovation to scalable and nationally replicable solutions for local neighborhood and community challenges.