Mary Groves Joins St. Francis Center Board of Directors

March 4, 2015News Releases
Dinsmore & Shohl’s Mary Groves has been named to the Board of Directors of the St. Francis Center (SFC), an outreach that provides services and shelter for Denver’s homeless population.

St. Francis Center (SFC) was established in June 1983 by the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado in response to the increasing number of homeless people in the Denver area. Over the years, its scope has expanded to include basics like showers and meals along with nursing and social services. SFC also has an Employment Program, a Housing Program that provides transitional and permanent housing, and an Outreach Program. The center serves more than 700 people on an average day.

“St. Francis Center provides a much needed service for the homeless, and I am honored to join this organization,” said Groves. “They are doing good things and helping people beyond the basics of food and a warm place to spend the night. The SFC programs provide the framework and support system to get them back on their feet.”

Groves is a Partner in the firm’s Finance Department. With 35 years' experience, she advises clients in the areas of tax-exempt finance as bond counsel, borrower's counsel, trustee's counsel, bank counsel and underwriter's counsel. Groves has been lead counsel in a broad range of traditional and conduit public financings, including projects for private schools, colleges, senior housing, healthcare providers, charter schools, cultural institutions and faith-based service providers. She also represents banks in letter of credit, conversions, restructuring and liquidity transactions. Groves has worked with a variety of financing structures. She is called on by many non-Colorado borrowers who use the multi-jurisdictional authority of Colorado's statewide health and education issuers.