MReport September 2022

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34 | M R EP O RT An MReport Issue Featuring Five Star Conference's Awards Finalists What Others Are Saying "Darcy Chapman is caring and competitive. In a recent fundraising campaign for Feeding America, she was the highest fundraiser. As a former foster mom, Darcy is aware of the harmful effects of food insecurity. She and her husband also support a local Dallas charity, Lil' Warriors Foundation. This nonprofit partners with communities to provide financial assistance for families with children battling critical medical challenges. Darcy supports the foundation financially and by volunteering her time. Darcy belongs to's Inclusion, Diversity, Engagement, and Awareness (IDEA) Council and has been a VFSAC Advisory Council member for two years." What This Nomination Means to Her "To be considered as a candidate for the Corporate Social Responsibility Award is an absolute honor. There are so many women who selflessly give of themselves daily without recognition. Recently, social responsibility has taken on a new meaning for me. I am a new mom to a baby girl and have a 10-year-old stepdaughter. It's imperative to me that they are not blinded to the bleak realities some others face. I want my children to fully understand that with being fortunate comes the responsibility of good stewardship to those in need." What Others Are Saying "Tamara Gifford leads Ocwen's corporate social responsibility efforts which provided over $26 million in funding since 2012 to mortgage industry, consumer advocacy, and nonprofit organizations that serve low- to moderate-income families. In addition to this, she manages Ocwen's Community Advisory Council, a group of 15 diverse industry leaders who provide expertise and guidance. Members include NCRC, UnidosUS, NAACP, and others. She oversees borrower outreach efforts resulting in 100+ virtual outreach events across 29 states since the beginning of the pandemic. In 2021, Ocwen received the External Partner of the Year award from Neighborhood Housing Services of NYC." What This Nomination Means to Her "It's an honor to be selected as a finalist for the Five Star Institute's Women in Housing Corporate Social Responsibility award. The work my peers and I do is instrumental in helping low- to moderate-income individuals and families. This nomination underlines my lifelong dream to be able to help those who are struggling financially. Ocwen's commitment to helping homeowners has been the platform to which we've built our corporate giving program, focused on those organizations that have the greatest impact. I am proud we've been able to provide over $26 million since 2012 to our nonprofit, consumer advocacy, and industry association partners." Darcy Chapman VP, Strategic Partnerships Tamara Gifford Director, Community & External Relations Ocwen The Corporate Social Responsibilit y Award How are you and your organization giving back? This award recognizes women executives who are driving charitable initiatives and helping our industry make a positive difference.

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