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Monday, March 11 • 9:30am - 11:00am
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What does it take to become a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI)? How do you find funding for them? Is a CDFI a good fit for your community? This session will describe the decisions behind creating and growing a CDFI to best serve your community.


David Adame

President/CEO, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.


Annie Donovan

Senior Fellow, Center for Community Investment, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Annie Donovan is currently a senior fellow at the Center for Community Investment at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Most recently, she served at director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). Prior positions... Read More →

Jason Friedman

Principal, Friedman & Associates
For 30 years, Jason has devoted his career to helping community development lenders increase their performance and impact. Friedman Associates, LLC is a CDFI consulting services firm comprised of former senior-level CDFI professionals with a proven track record of success. Friedman... Read More →
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Amy Shir

President & CEO, LHOME
Amy Shir is the executive director for LHOME, the only certified nonprofit CDFI based in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to this position, Amy was a national asset building consultant and financial educator, working in the economic empowerment field for 18 years. In 2000, Amy launched... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am EDT