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9th Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening

by | Jun 13, 2024 | News

What was it?

Oweesta Corporation’s 9th annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening

When was it?

June 2024

In June 2024, Chief Community Officer Lauren Grattan and Senior Director of Indigenous Futures Ted Piccolo spoke on separate panels at Oweesta Corporation’s 9th Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening. The event, in Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico, brought together 88 Native CDFIs and Native American Financial Institutions, 43 funders and investors, 41 partner organizations, and nonprofits and Tribal entities.

Lauren spoke on a morning plenary, “Leveraging Philanthropy to Build Tribal Economies,” with Dante Desiderio of Native Americans in Philanthropy, Nikki Foster of Northwest Area Foundation, and Tim Rios of Wells Fargo.

Ted spoke on a keynote panel, “Securing and Collaborating with Lending Partners,” with Jeff Bowman of Bay Bank, Diane Sontum of the State Small Business Credit Initiative, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Shannon Ward of Native American Bank, facilitated by James Colombe of the Office of Tribal and Native Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Ted Piccolo at Oweesta's 9th Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening

Above photo: (L–R) Jeff Bowman, Shannon Ward, Ted Piccolo, Diane Sontum, and James Colombe.

Top photo: (L–R) Nikki Foster, Dante Desiderio, Lauren Grattan, Tim Rios. Photo courtesy of Oweesta Corporation.

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