1297284055Written by: Donna J. Gambrell, a steadfast advocate for lifting up and revitalizing our most vulnerable, low-wealth communities. She is also the longest-serving and first African-American woman to be appointed director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). She is currently a visiting, nonresident scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She is also a board member for Southern Bancorp Inc., in Little Rock, which is one of the nation’s largest CDFIs and the model upon which the CDFI industry was founded. Gambrell also speaks and consults on issues related to consumer protection and community and economic development.

Her blog post titled “Community Development Financial Institutions: Providing Capital for Revitalization” can be read here.