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2017 Conference Highlights

Innovation, Collaboration, and Diversifying Funding Sources for Our Future


May 8-9

Albany Marriott Hotel

Keynote Presentation: 

Reading the Washington Tea Leaves: What the Funding Future Looks Like

Donna Gambrell, Ann Sullivan

Conference Summary

We are proud to be hosting our eighth annual gathering of New York State CDFIs. New York is now home to 74 certified CDFIs and our impact continues to grow.


The New York State CDFI Coalition is a forum for New York-based CDFIs to coordinate, collaborate, advocate, and celebrate the work that we do.


Today and every day, the Coalition focuses on how, by working together, we can do more to create a positive impact on the lives of those we serve. Over the next day and a half you will hear about some of our successes and our continuing challenges as an industry. We have focused our discussions this year on the issues that our members have told us are of most concern to them: Innovation, Collaboration, and Diversifying Funding Sources. In addition, we will hear from national experts who can tell us about the ever-shifting federal landscape, and have a lively discussion with our partners in New York State government about how we can collaborate more effectively.


If you are a member of the Coalition – thank you for your support. We could not have accomplished all that we have over the past few years without your commitment of time and resources. If you are not a member yet, we invite you to please join our work. We know we can do more when we speak with one voice, share best practices and unite our efforts to create strong communities.

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