At the 2018 OFN Conference in Chicago, practitioners representing 304 CDFIs and 85 funders and investors, from 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada gathered for two and half days of an intense, practitioner-driven curriculum.
OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah ushered in the OFN Annual Conference with a rallying cry for the CDFI industry: “CDFIs, this is our time!”
In her luncheon remarks at the 2018 OFN Conference, CDFI Fund Director Annie Donovan spoke about growth both within the CDFI industry and at the individual CDFI: "We can all agree that growth for growth's sake is not our goal, but growth for the sake of h
"In the span of six stops on CTA (Chicago Transit Authority), average life expectancy plummets 16 years."
Of the 525 U.S. stock mutual funds that existed 30 years ago, only 223 still are operating today. Only six are run by the same manager. John Rogers is one of them.