Director, Social Investments
As Director of Social Investments, Tracy Kartye leads the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s social investment portfolio for which Casey has allocated 4% of its endowment to projects that achieve financial returns — as well as social benefits — to build a brighter future for children, families and communities in the United States.
Since joining Casey in 2005, Kartye has managed investments of more than $150 million in projects and nonprofit organizations across the country. These efforts have leveraged more than $1 billion for thousands of new jobs, affordable housing units and community facilities in local communities. Kartye has a strong background in community and economic development, working for the Local Initiatives Support Corp. in Houston, Texas, and the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. in Brooklyn, New York, before joining the Foundation.
She sits on the boards of Episcopal Housing Corporation and Healthy Neighborhoods in Baltimore. She is a graduate of Hendrix College and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.