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Doris W. Koo

AARP Foundation board member

Doris W. Koo joined AARP Foundation's Board of Directors in 2012. From 2007 to 2010, she served as president and CEO of Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. and chair of the board of directors of Enterprise Community Loan Fund. During her tenure, the Enterprise Green Communities initiative became one of the largest and most successful private investments in green affordable housing, with $700 million invested to build or preserve nearly 16,000 green affordable homes nationwide since 2004. She joined Enterprise Community Partners in 2001 as a vice president.

Earlier, Ms. Koo was with the Seattle Housing Authority where she was named director of development in 1994 and deputy executive director in 1999. Ms. Koo served on the boards of the National Housing Trust and the National Low Income Housing Coalition and was also secretary and treasurer of the board of directors of the Emerald Cities Collaborative. Ms. Koo began her career as a community organizer. From 1979 to 1992, she led Asian Americans for Equality in New York City, first as a member of the board of directors and later as founding executive director, transforming the community-based civil rights organization into the largest owner and developer of low-income housing in New York City's Chinatown and Lower East Side. She has a B.A. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago.

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