Our Closing Plenary, CDFIs: How Far We’ve Come, How Far Can We Go? was moderated by Donna Gambrell, President and CEO, Appalachian Community Capital. The panel featured leaders from four CDFI industry membership organizations—NFCDCU, CDBA, CDVCA, and OFN—discussing the industry’s relationship to mainstream finance and possibilities of finding new ways of collaborating moving forward.
The panelists explored the deep roots of each organization and of the industry, and discussed top priorities and how to move the field ahead.
Cathie Mahon, President and CEO of NFCDCU, said, “We all address community development in different ways…we don’t (individually) have to be all things, but we do have partners in our communities doing different pieces who can help us together serve the needs in our markets.”
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