OFN is delighted to announce influential community development practitioner, researcher, and educator Michael Swack has been named recipient of the 2019 Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance. Presented annually, the Gramlich Award is the CDFI industry’s highest individual honor.

Said, OFN's President and CEO Lisa Mensah about the award: “Michael has made a lifetime of contributions to the CDFI industry and continues to offer unique expertise that moves us forward today. His research brings a discipline to the CDFI field that has helped CDFIs improve operations, fundraising and capitalization, as well as products and services. Over the whole of his career, he’s been a critical influence on practitioners and students of community development. We honor his trailblazing accomplishments and his lasting legacy with this award.”

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