About Us

Capital for Compassion® specializes in community redevelopment and affordable housing. Our desire is for each of America's communities to become a more excellent place to live for all of its residents, including the marginalized and hopeless. Capital for Compassion® has consulted on over $750 million in real estate development while obtaining $194 million in funding. These are typically new dollars into our customer’s projects; not cannibalizing capital campaigns or local community redevelopment funds. We work with organizations that have a proven track record of serving critical human needs.

Our Team

 
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Kevin Foster

Managing Partner

Kevin is the founder of Capital for Compassion and has spent the last 14 years meeting with hundreds of organizations across the United States to assist with financing affordable housing and redeveloping low-income communities.  Previously, Kevin directed the Holland Rescue Mission, led new product introduction at Haworth, Inc., and worked in the aerospace and defense industry.  Kevin has an MBA from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Michigan State University.  Kevin and his wife Kim have six children and reside in Holland, Michigan.

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John McGeehan

Partner

After 20 years in the automotive industry, in 2009, John moved into financing for affordable housing and providers of services to low-income communities.  John was born and raised in Holland, Michigan, earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Delaware.  He serves as an elder at New Life Fellowship, on the board of the Zeeland Little League, and is passionate about music and food.  John and his wife Christy have four children.

Carrie Sanders

VP,  NMTC Funding

Carrie is focused on the development of sustainable, equitable and thriving communities through her work with nonprofits, Community Development Financial Institutions, and the private sector.  Over the last decade, Carrie’s experience includes raising and deploying diverse community development finance sources for projects throughout the nation.  She is on the faculty at Edgewood College and teaches on topics of community development, economic and social sustainability, and social innovation.  Carrie has a master’s degree in City Planning from MIT.  Carrie and her husband Scott live in Middleton, WI and have three children.

Scott Storteboom

VP,  AHP Funding

Over the last five years, Scott has assisted clients in financing affordable housing and services by leading and guiding them through the technical process.  Prior to joining Capital for Compassion, Scott was a technology consultant for an Audio/Video and Acoustical Engineering firm.  Also, he was a video director at a church with weekly attendance of 8,500.  Scott has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Communications from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and studied film production at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.  Scott and his wife Polly have 4 children.

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Cindy Koning

VP, Asset Management

With over 25 years of project management experience in a variety of industries, Cindy excels in the areas of grant writing, compliance and problem solving. She is a skilled communicator with the ability to think big picture as well as manage the details of execution.  Cindy has a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Cindy lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has two children.

 
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Steve Dykstra

VP Business Development

Steve has over 30 years of program management, engineering, and team leadership experience.  He provided leadership and coordination during planning, design, and construction phases of many expansion projects, including a non-profit start-up and various business ventures.  He has a Bachelor’s degree from Kettering University.  Steve and his wife Deb have five adult children and two grandsons.  They live in Zeeland, Michigan.

Dan Sherman

VP & General Counsel

A lawyer in Illinois since 1988, Dan branched off into the non-profit funding area in 2012 when he began at Capital for Compassion. When the need arises, Dan can also offer legal opinions for Capital for Compassion clients to enhance their chances of obtaining funds. Dan has a Master of Arts from Michigan State University, a law degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor of Arts from Aquinas College. Dan and his wife Meg have four children and live in Valparaiso, Indiana. They are very involved with church, school and other community activities involving young people.

 
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Joy Foster

Manager, Compliance

With a passion for service and a relentless attention to detail, Joy assists clients with the disbursement and compliance phases of projects.  She brings both non-profit direct service experience and strong organizational skills to the Capital for Compassion team.  Joy serves as the Nursery Coordinator at her church and enjoys running with two local running clubs.  Joy graduated from Cornerstone University where she double-majored in Bible and Intercultural Studies.

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Fred Hekman

VP, Business Development

Fred is focused on project planning and AHP grant writing to assist clients in financing affordable housing and services.  A licensed Professional Engineer, Fred has Bachelor degrees from Calvin College and the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in engineering from Stanford University.  He spent 30 years in product development and engineering roles in the corporate world before joining Capital for Compassion.  He and his wife Karen have six children and live in Holland, Michigan.