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Monday March 21, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT

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7701 Airline Drive
Metarie, LA 70003

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Who Should Attend

  • Low-Income CUs
  • CDFI certified CUs
  • CUs that have expanded into underserved areas
  • CUs looking to serve LMI members more effectively

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Pablo DeFilippi
Federation Director of Membership
(800) 437-8711 x304

Mid-South Regional Conference
Credit Unions and Community Development: Lessons and Impact

The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) is pleased to announce a new series of regional conferences, the first of which is being organized in collaboration with the Louisiana Credit Union League.

If your credit union is Low-Income Designated or CDFI certified, has expanded into underserved areas, or simply wants to serve low- and moderate-income (LMI) members within your field of membership more effectively, you will benefit from the specialized curriculum we’ve developed.

This event is designed to help credit unions gain a better understanding of the:

  • Benefits of CDFI certification and Low-Income Designation;
  • Resources available to strengthen your capacity to serve underserved communities;
  • Innovative programs and products to help you meet the needs of LMI consumers;
  • Community partnerships to leverage and expand your credit union's service to the underserved;
  • Tools to help your management team develop effective outreach strategies for LMI markets;
  • Reporting requirements and the regulatory environment;
  • And much more!

Confirmed Speakers

  • Alan Branson, COO, Hope FCU (Jackson, MS) 
  • Anne Cochran, President/CEO Louisiana Credit Union League 
  • Pablo DeFilippi, Federation Director of Membership
  • Terri J. Fowlkes, Federation Director of Community Development Investments
  • Cora Fullmore, Mortgage Consultant & Founder, Mortgage & Credit Center, LLC
  • Clifford N. Rosenthal, Federation President/CEO 
  • Terry Ratigan, Federation Senior Consultant
  • Mark Rosa, CEO, Jefferson Financial CU (Metarie, LA) 
  • Melanie Stern, Federation Senior Program Officer
  • Mignhon Tourné, CEO, ASI FCU (Harahan, LA)

Agenda At-a-Glance

Welcome:            Anne Cochran, Mark Rosa & Cliff Rosenthal
Track I:               Putting Your Low-income Designation to Work
Track II:              Foreclosure Prevention: Help for CU Members at Risk
Working Lunch:    Leveraging External Resources to Meet the Needs of the Underserved!
                          Mignhon Tourné, ASI FCU CEO & Alan Branson, Hope FCU COO
Track III:            Unleashing the Power of Your CDFI Certification

Special Bonus Track: Foreclosure Prevention!

9:30-12:30pm    Track II: Foreclosure Prevention: Help for CU Members at Risk

Although credit unions did not create the foreclosure crisis, they are an important part of the solution. Consumers often have more trust in their credit union than in any other financial institution and are more likely to turn to their credit union for advice, counsel and assistance.

This track will help you identify which members are at risk of foreclosure; how to assist those members avoid scams and predatory traps; what financial products can reduce the risk of foreclosure for your members and your credit union; and how to connect those members to responsible counseling and other services.


Full conference registration is $95.00 for Federation members and Louisiana Credit Union League members, and $195.00 for all others*.

Foreclosure Prevention bonus track is included with all full conference registrations, or you can register just for this session for $45.00!

*Register multiple participants for the full conference and receive a 20% discount on all registrations!

More Information

For additional information, or if you are unsure whether your credit union is a member of the Federation or of the Louisiana Credit Union League, please contact Pablo DeFilippi, Federation Director of Membership, at pablo@cdcu.coop or (800) 437-8711 x304.


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Special Thanks to our Conference Sponsors!

The Federation would like to acknowledge with thanks the organizations whose financial support  have made this event possible!

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