Lending Where it Counts

During a four-day memorable gathering, more than 1,500 CDFI practitioners, investors, partners, and funders convened in the nation’s capital. Together, they celebrated the remarkable work CDFIs do in rural, urban, and Native communities nationwide.

From day one until the very end, the 2019 OFN conference offered something for everyone: 119 sessions across 11 tracks, five tours – including four in D.C. and a full day tour of Baltimore — many special guests

The days were full and the learning inspiring.

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Recap Content

Experience the 2019 OFN Conference through a collection of videos, and photographs capturing sessions, tours, and gatherings, and access links to session content available on this page. OFN is grateful to everyone who joined us in D.C. to make 2019’s Conference one to remember forever.

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Step Afrika performing during 2019 OFN Conference

Opening Remarks: Harold Pettigrew, OFN President and CEO

Bank of America, lead sponsor of 2019 OFN conference

Remarks from Bank of America, Lead Sponsor

OFN President and CEO opening remarks during 2019 OFN conference

Keynote Address: Lending Where it Counts for People Who Counts

Jovita Carranza reflection on 2010 OFN conference theme

Opening Plenary: National Policy Maker Reflections on “Lending Where it Counts”

President Bill Clinton remarks during 2019 OFN conference
2019 Native CDFI Awards Ceremony
Justice Grant Award during 2019 OFN Conference

Justice Grant Award: Dreaming Out Loud

Remarks from Wells Fargo, Platinum sponsor
Remarks from Jodie Harris at 2019 OFN Conference
Remarks from JP Morgan, Platinum sponsor during 2019 OFN conference

Remarks from JP Morgan Chase, Platinum Sponsor

Ned Gramlich Awardees at 2019 OFN Conference

2019 Ned Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance

2019 OFN Conference closing plenary


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Native CDFI Award at 2019 OFN Conference

Day 1
October 21

2019 OFN Conference attendees during Hill day

Day 2
October 22

2019 OFN Conference attendees during day 3

Day 3
October 23

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