Philadelphia (September 25, 2017)—OFN today announced Linda Davenport and John Berdes were both named as recipients of the 2017 Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance. The award will be presented posthumously during OFN's Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on September 27. This is the first time OFN will give the award to two individuals simultaneously.

Lisa Mensah, President and CEO of OFN, said "Linda and John embody the Gramlich spirit of determination in different ways. Linda's years of counsel, passion, and service were unwavering and her tireless behind-the-scenes contributions moved mountains. In contrast, John was an exuberant, bold, and committed leader for his staff, peer organizations, and the communities Craft3 served. We are pleased to recognize their significant contributions to community development finance with this important award."

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