DAVID REZNICK FOUNDATION

In 2011, Mark Einstein, Founder and CEO of Community Preservation and Stewardship Corporation (known today as the David Reznick Foundation) was involved in a historic rehabilitation tax credit transaction located in Wichita, KS. An agreement was made that when this deal was completed, the foundation would invest part of the money it earned back into the city of Wichita's most blighted area.  The transaction was completed in September of 2018.  After researching possibilities, we scheduled a visit to Wichita Habitat for Humanity in October.  We met with Ann Fox, Executive Director and Katie Frank, Director of Development, the kindest, caring and hardest working people.  They truly believe in their commitment to Habitat.  Not only did we participate in a dedication of a home that day, we toured for two days, areas that were most affected and needed restoring.   It is no surprise, that emotions ran high and we knew, this is where we wanted the money to go.  We signed an MOU days before Mark's passing. He was well aware of the great work we were about to do.                                                     

Thank you ,Mark, for having the passion and commitment and care for others.  Without you, this would have not been possible.

Mark Einstein passed away unexpectedly this past New Year’s Eve. (December 31, 2018) .

For over 30 years,  Mark was a Partner/Director of Tax and Real Estate Services at CohnReznick.  He guided developers, investors, and syndicators in structuring tax-advantaged real estate transactions with a particular focus on affordable housing and historic rehabilitation.  After his retirement from CohnReznick, he established his own company to continue that work.

Mark was a long-time active member of NH&RA, APAH, among others,  and started the Tax Credit Summit held each year in Baltimore, MD. 

Mark's  most recent role was one of which he was most proud.  Mark was the Chairman of the David Reznick Foundation in memory of his mentor who was a leader in the industry and greatly beloved.

Mark assumed this role to honor David’s values by supporting those who are less fortunate through college tuition grants, the preservation of affordable housing and community revitalization.

Mark was also known for his passion for boating.  He and his wife, Dee, enjoyed taking their boat up and down the East Coast and over to the Bahamas often with their children Justin Einstein, Emily Dunenfeld and Christopher Dunenfeld.

Last year, Mark and Dee traveled around the world by cruise ship and visited destinations on all continents.

Survivors also include his sister and brother-in-law, Stephany and Alan Steinberg, his brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Tricia Einstein, and several sister and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

The family is requesting donations be made to:

David Reznick Foundation

7949 Turncrest Drive

Potomac, MD 20854

or, you may go to DONATE on this website.

 

Wall raising on February 13th with speakers Ann Fox and Wichita City Councilman, Brandon Johnson.

IN MEMORY OF MARK J. EINSTEIN

HELP US, HELP OTHERS.

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO DONATE!

 

DAVID REZNICK HOUSE FUNDED BY THE FOUNDATION IN WICHITA, KS 

DRF PROVIDES GRANT TO WICHITA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

POTOMAC, MD -- The David Reznick Foundation is pleased to announce a generous donation to Wichita Habitat for Humanity, which will be used to revitalize and build affordable housing in one of the city's most blighted areas.  Specifically, the funds will facilitate the purchase of 15 lots, including one to be used for the construction of a three-bedroom home sponsored by the us.

"David devoted his life and career to increasing the availability of affordable housing and revitalizing neighborhoods, so we're excited to be able to accomplish that with this grant to Wichita Habitat for Humanity," said Maxine Siegel, David Reznick Foundation's advocacy director.  "This gives the foundation great pride because we know it will provide long-term stability for families for generations and strengthen a neighborhood." 

"The David Reznick Foundation gift will recharge the community revitalization efforts we began in the A. Price Woodward neighborhood through 'Rock the Block' in 2014," said Ann Fox, Wichita Habitat for Humanity executive director.  "The gift will allow us to further impact the community by increasing the number of owner-occupied ho,es and bring the pride of homeownership to the neighborhood through the acquisition of vacant properties and construction of one new affordable home."

Dedicated, Energy, Passion, Leader in the Industry, and Commitment. That was David Reznick.
David was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Housing Association of NonProfit Development (HAND) in 2013.

You are about to hear are from industry leaders whose lives were impacted and touched by David.  His brilliance, knowledge and dedication to the affordable housing community and community development continues to speak volumes today. 
His legacy continues within this Foundation.

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                           

Leticia, DRF homeowner!

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At the David Reznick Foundation, we honor David's  life-long commitment to preserve affordable housing, mentor individuals, and support vibrant communities.

The David Reznick Foundation promotes community revitalization by building capacity, creating opportunities and strengthening community resources. David Reznick's passion for life shaped his career, his family, and his social action.  David loved to help people connect with others and with opportunities that would help them accomplish their goals.  This understanding of the success achievable through collaboration is instilled in the mission and activities of the Foundation.

The David Reznick Foundation engages community leaders and builds partnerships in communities to design solutions for long-term stability and growth. Through these partnerships we bring together local resources to:

  • Preserve and enhance quality, affordable housing;
  • Assist individuals through scholarship opportunities;
  • Obtain support services that will improve quality of life and strengthen communities.