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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Foundation Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Gray
Favorite Food:
Popcorn
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Favorite Quote:
That's Cool.

Birthplace

Born:
3/1/1964
Birth Location:
Atlanta, Georgia

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Foundation Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Gray
Favorite Food:
Popcorn
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Favorite Quote:
That's Cool.

Birthplace

Born:
3/1/1964
Birth Location:
Atlanta
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Biography

Chief executive and philanthropist Stacey Davis Stewart was born on March 1, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia. Inspired by her parents Myrtle Reid Davis and Albert Miles Davis, who were both committed to public service, Stewart developed an interest in community outreach from a young age. Stewart received her B.A. degree in economics from Georgetown University in 1985, and later received her M.B.A degree from the University of Michigan.

In 1987, Stewart became a senior associate with Merrill Lynch in New York, and worked there until 1990. Stewart worked in the public finance division, assisting state and local governments in structuring more than $2 billion in funding for housing and infrastructure projects. In 1990, Stewart became vice president for the investment banking firm Pryor, McClendon, Counts & Company.

In 1992, Stewart became the public affairs director for the Housing and Community development department for Fannie Mae Foundation in Atlanta. In this role, Stewart was responsible for implementing low and moderate income homebuyer programs. In 1995, Stewart became vice president of the department before becoming the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Fannie Mae Foundation in 1999.

In 2003, under Stewart’s leadership, Fannie Mae became the largest private foundation in the country dedicated to affordable housing and community development. Stewart managed all aspects of the Foundation’s operations including financial investments, strategic management, financial operations, technology, human resources, research and legal matters.

In 2007, the Fannie Mae Foundation announced that the company would consolidate its philanthropic initiatives into the Office of Community and Charitable Giving, which Stewart heads as the senior vice president.

Stewart is the recipient of numerous awards including a 2004 Women of Distinction award from the American Association of University Women and honorary doctorate degrees from Morgan State University and Trinity College.

Stewart was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on July 31, 2007.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Stacey Stewart's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Stacey Stewart describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Stacey Stewart recalls her father's activism
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Stacey Stewart describes her father's medical practice
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Stacey Stewart describes her paternal grandparents, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Stacey Stewart describes her paternal grandparents, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Stacey Stewart recalls her father's childhood and upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Stacey Stewart describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Stacey Stewart describes how her parents met and their courtship
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Stacey Stewart talks about her mother's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Stacey Stewart describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Stacey Stewart remembers Annie Lou Hendricks
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Stacey Stewart remembers her paternal grandmother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Stacey Stewart describes her relationship with her father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Stacey Stewart describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Stacey Stewart recalls the Collier Heights neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Stacey Stewart remembers her mother's civic engagement, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Stacey Stewart remembers her mother's civic engagement, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Stacey Stewart recalls an early experience of racial discrimination, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Stacey Stewart recalls an early experience of racial discrimination, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Stacey Stewart talks about racial discrimination among children
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Stacey Stewart remembers her early education
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Stacey Stewart recalls the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Stacey Stewart remembers The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Stacey Stewart describes her early personality
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Stacey Stewart recalls her mother's involvement with women's organizations
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Stacey Stewart remembers her extracurricular activities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Stacey Stewart talks about her scoliosis
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Stacey Stewart recalls her social activities during high school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Stacey Stewart talks about her religious experiences
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Stacey Stewart remembers her sister's car accident, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Stacey Stewart remembers her sister's car accident, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Stacey Stewart recalls her decision to attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Stacey Stewart talks about the aftermath of her sister's accident
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Stacey Stewart talks about her sister
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Stacey Stewart describes her experiences at Georgetown University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Stacey Stewart recalls studying economics at Georgetown University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Stacey Stewart describes her decision to attend business school
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Stacey Stewart remembers developing an interest in public finance
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Stacey Stewart recalls joining Merrill Lynch and Co., Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Stacey Stewart recalls her position at Pryor, McClendon, Counts and Co., Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Stacey Stewart remembers her colleagues in the public finance industry
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Stacey Stewart recalls her bond deals at Merrill Lynch and Co., Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Stacey Stewart recalls her challenges in the finance industry
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Stacey Stewart describes her experiences at Pryor, McClendon, Counts and Co., Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Stacey Stewart talks about the discrimination and corruption in the public finance industry
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Stacey Stewart describes the firm of Pryor, McClendon, Counts and Co., Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Stacey Stewart describes minority owned investment banking firms
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Stacey Stewart talks about bond deals
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Stacey Stewart describes the history of the Federal National Mortgage Association
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Stacey Stewart recalls implementing a home ownership outreach campaign
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Stacey Stewart recalls the criticism of the Federal National Mortgage Association
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Stacey Stewart talks about the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Stacey Stewart talks about the racial gap in home ownership
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Stacey Stewart remembers heading the Fannie Mae Foundation
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Stacey Stewart describes the programs of the Fannie Mae Foundation
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Stacey Stewart talks about Franklin D. Raines
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Stacey Stewart recalls the charges against executives of the Federal National Mortgage Association
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Stacey Stewart talks about restrictions on the public finance industry
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Stacey Stewart recalls the decision to close the Fannie Mae Foundation, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Stacey Stewart recalls the decision to close the Fannie Mae Foundation, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Stacey Stewart recalls serving as chief diversity officer at the Federal National Mortgage Association
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Stacey Stewart talks about Daniel H. Mudd
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Stacey Stewart describes her hopes for the Federal National Mortgage Association
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Stacey Stewart reflects upon her career
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Stacey Stewart talks about her husband
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Stacey Stewart reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Stacey Stewart talks about the obstacles to home ownership
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Stacey Stewart talks about the displacement of public housing residents
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Stacey Stewart describes the HOPE VI development program
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Stacey Stewart reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Stacey Stewart lists her favorites
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Stacey Stewart narrates her photographs