Selling out for the second consecutive year in the event’s 39-year history, this year’s annual conference was the largest ever, with attendees representing 438 CDFIs, 110 investors and funders, 10 government agencies, and 49 states.

The event also welcomed a whopping 860 first-time attendees, experiencing for the first time this energizing and action-packed week of learning, networking, and collaborating. 

Capital Meets Purpose 2023 OFN Conference

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Experience the 2023 OFN Conference through content on this page and keep the #2023OFNConf conversation going on social media, CDFI Connect, and the OFN blog.

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OFN President and CEO, Harold Pettigrew Opening Plenary

Opening Remarks: Harold Pettigrew, OFN President and CEO

Duane Andrade, Dr. Robert Bullard, Jerome Foster and Donna Gambrell during climate justice plenary

Climate Justice: A CDFI Calling

Founders of ShoreBank accept the 2023 Ned Gramlich Award
2023 Native CDFI Award Ceremony

2023 Native CDFI Awards Ceremony

Remarks from U.S. SBA Administrator

Remarks from SBA Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman

Remarks from EPA Administrator Michael Regan

Fireside Chat: Brian Moynihan of Bank of America with Harold Pettigrew of Opportunity Finance Network

Embracing our Purpose

Embracing Our Purpose: Perspective and Personal Stories

Building a Future-Proof Industry Workforce


Enjoy a day-by-day look at the people who make our industry and conference so impactful.
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Session Resources

Breakout session presentation materials are available for free on CDFI Connect.*

*See the “2023 OFN Conference” category in the left-hand menu and select “+” to expand the folder and access breakout session materials per conference day.

Save the Date for the 2024 OFN Conference

Los Angleles, CA

October 21-24, 2024 | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

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