Past Episodes

Episode 19: Coming to a City Near You: CDFI Friendly America

Guests: Mark Pinsky, Founding Partner at CDFI Friendly America, and Adina Abramowitz, Managing Director at CDFI Friendly America

Release Date: February 11, 2020

Episode 18: Bringing Energy Efficiency to Community Development

Guests: John D’Agostino, Director of Financing Programs at Inclusive Prosperity Capital

Release Date: August 14, 2019

Episode 17: Opportunity Zones: Getting CDFIs in the Game

Guests: Charles Tansey, Senior Fellow, Center for Impact Finance at the Carsey School and Michael Swack, Director of the Carsey School’s Center for Impact Finance

Release Date: July 11, 2019

Episode 16: An Entrepreneur’s Take on CDFIs

Guest: Jim McSherry, most recently served as the Economic Development Director at Dorchester Bay Economic Developmental Corporation

Release Date: March 27, 2019

Episode 15: Lending to Small Developers for Small Buildings

Guests: Thomas McGrath, Senior Vice President and Director of Upstate Revitalization at the Community Preservation Corporation and Jack Crane, Senior Vice President, Director of Lending at Community Investment Corporation

Release Date: January 23, 2019

Episode 14: CNote’s Answer to the Retail Investor Opportunity
Guest: Yuliya Tarasava, Co-Founder of CNote 
Release Date: January 9, 2019

Episode 13: Inside the CDFI Movement
Guest: Cliff Rosenthal, Author of Democratizing Finance: Origins of the Community Development Financial Institutions Movement 
Release Date: November 28, 2018

Episode 12: Changes in the Small Business Lending Landscape
Guest: Mark Barbash, Instructor at the Ohio State University and former Executive Director of Community Capital Development Corporation
Release Date: October 24, 2018

Episode 11: Reforming CRA
Guest: Jesse Van Tol, CEO of National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Release Date: September 19, 2018

Episode 10: The Next Generation of Impact Investors
Guest: Johan Matthews, Training and Technical Assistance Associate at Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region
Release Date: September 5, 2018

Episode 09: Journeying toward Racial Equity
Guests: Elodie Baquerot, Chief Operating Officer at Living Cities and Brian Nagendra, Assistant Director, Catalyst Funds at Living Cities
Release Date: August 22, 2018

Episode 08: Innovations in Impact Measurement
Guests: Deborah Campbell, VP of Capital Initiatives at Community Housing Capital and Angie Waddell, Social Impact Analyst at Community Housing Capital
Release Date: August 8, 2018

Episode 07: Topics in Underwriting
Guest: Peter Schaeffing, President at High Impact Financial Analysis
Release Date: July 11, 2018

Episode 06: Thoughts on Charter School Lending
Guests: Sajan Phillip, Director, Central Region & Washington, DC at LIIF; Joe Palazzolo, Lending Team Leader, Education and Early Care at New Jersey Community Capital; Molly Melloh, Senior Director of K-12 Education at Reinvestment Fund; and Khaliff Davis, Director of K-12 Education at Reinvestment Fund
Release Date: June 27, 2018

Episode 05: Inclusion in Impact Lending
Guest: Ami Pascual Spear, Board Member at LURN
Release Date: June 13, 2018

Episode 04: The CDFI Women’s Network
Guests: Vicky Stein, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Community Reinvestment Fund, and Megan Teare, Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Community Lending and Investment
Release Date: May 30, 2018

Episode 03: Land Banks and the Vacant Property Problem
Guest: Adam Zaranko, President of the New York Land Bank Association
Release Date: May 16, 2018

Episode 02: Growing an Impact Lending Program
Guest: Greg Maher, Executive Director of the Leviticus 25:23 Alternative Fund
Release Date: May 2, 2018

Episode 01: Foundations as Impact Lenders
Guest: March Gallagher, President & CEO of Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Release Date: April 19, 2018

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