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Donna Fabiani

Donna Fabiani is the Executive Vice President, Knowledge Sharing at Opportunity Finance Network, the leading national network of CDFIs. Since joining OFN in 2007, Donna has led the organization’s Membership, Peer Learning, and Research lines of business. Donna organizes the annual OFN Conference, the premier training event in the CDFI industry, and the annual OFN Small Business Finance Forum. Donna leads OFN’s data collection and research activities, and is responsible for the producing OFN’s signature annual publication Opportunity Finance Institutions Side by Side as well as a variety of research reports. Before joining OFN, Donna spent eight years with the US Department of Treasury’s CDFI Fund managing research, leading the development of the CDFI Fund’s data collection initiative, and underwriting CDFIs. Prior to her role with the CDFI Fund, Donna started and managed FINCA USA, a microenterprise CDFI. Donna holds a B.A. from Colby College and a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

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Want to really impact a community? Invest in a CDFI

They finance small businesses, affordable housing for vulnerable populations, and community facilities that provide health care services in underserved communities.