Thanks to everyone who joined us in Hollywood, for the 37th Annual Conference on Serving the Underserved!
We had a terrific conference with presentations by top officials from NCUA, CDFI Fund, leaders from the CDCU and community development finance industry, foreign dignitaries from Mexico and Canada, and many more!
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Schedule At-a-Glance, Conference Presentations & Videos
To view our schedule at-a-glance and access our conference presentations, please click here.
Our Keynote Presenters
(Full bios available by clicking on speaker name.)
Pete Crear. President & CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), Crear directs the activities of the World Council, whose goal is to develop "Quality Credit Unions for Everyone," Crear will offer a global perspective on credit union community economic development activities worldwide.
Sister Corinne Florek, OP. A pioneer in community investing, Sr. Corinne was an early supporter of CDCUs and CDFIs nationwide. Under her investment leadership, the Adrian Dominicans became the first investors in the Federation's Community Development Investment Program more than 25 years ago!
Donna J. Gambrell. Donna Gambrell is Director of the Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The CDFI Fund has been the greatest source of capital for credit unions for more than 15 years. Gambrell will discuss the Fund’s opportunities, policies, and many innovative initiatives.
Tawana James. Charged with heading NCUA’s new Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Ms. James will shape the agency’s efforts to implement equal opportunity and inclusion for all minorities and women within the credit union movement, as well as preserving credit unions run by and/or serving minorities and women.
A. Rex Johnson. Owner/Founder of Lending Solutions Consulting and leading expert within the credit union and consumer lending industries. An instructor for CUNA's Advanced Lending School, Johnson has extensive experience as a credit union manager and was an inductee of the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame.
Mark Pinsky. Long-time colleague and President of the Opportunity Finance Network, Pinsky will provide his vision for the future of community development finance.
Jennifer Tescher. President & CEO, Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), Tescher has achieved notable success in raising the profile of underbanked access and asset-building as an objective for the industry, and will focus on innovative programs and products credit unions can adopt to better serve their communities.
Registration Information & Conference Brochure
Registration is now closed. Thanks to everyone that joined us in Hollywood!
To view our conference brochure, click here.
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2011 Annie Vamper "Helping Hands" Awards
In 1990, the CDCU movement lost one of its heroes with the passing of the Federation's Associate Director, Annie Wilma Vamper, whose life-long dedication to the credit union movement, and to small credit unions in particular, served as inspiration to many low- and moderate-income people and communities. Until her death, Vamper gave every ounce of her strength, commitment, and love to the CDCU movement, and in 1993, the "Helping Hands" Award was created to honor her memory, along with the dedication of the Federation's training center at our New York City headquarters.
The highest honor presented by the Federation, the Annie Vamper "Helping Hands" Award celebrates individuals whose unselfish work for the movement carry-on Annie's legacy, and whose contribution to their credit union has gone above and beyond the call of duty and exemplify the CDCU values.
This year's winners of the Annie Vamper "Helping Hands" Award are:
Mignhon Tourné, President & CEO, ASI FCU (Harahan, LA)
Kim Vermander, Senior Vice President, Communicating Arts CU (Detroit, MI)
For more information about the awards, and to view biographies for this year's winners, please click here.
Conference Hotel Information
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
1755 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
Telephone: (323) 856-1200
FCU Tax Exemption Form
Federally chartered credit unions (FCUs) are exempt from paying hotel lodging taxes, provided they present a tax exemption form. Other restrictions may apply, so please call the hotel directly to make sure you follow proper procedures.
The form provided by the hotel, is available by clicking here.
The Federation would like to acknowledge our sponsors, whose generous support has made our conference possible!
Thanks also to our conference exhibitors!
Questions, Comments & Special Needs
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