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meet Ascendus

Our goal is to help business owners ascend to a better life. And while you’ll find us listed individually below, you can be sure that we work together as a team to ensure your success.

Victoria Richardson, Vice President of Development and Communications

Victoria has spent the last decade in fundraising, working with partners and donors to create deep and lasting impact for small business owners and the communities they serve. Victoria joined Ascendus in 2010, and since then has raised over $60 million for the organization’s programs and services. During that time, Ascendus has received eight CDFI awards, launched flagship programming with national partners, and deepened services in local markets.

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