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From Civil Rights to Sustainable Solutions: CEI's 38th Annual Meeting

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Brunswick

CEI is hosting their 38th Annual Meeting featuring keynote speaker, Darren Walker, CEO of the Ford Foundation, which has been a long time supporter of the community economic development field, and a special funder to CEI. Note that this year's meeting includes a buffet LUNCH, not breakfast. Registration begins at 8:30 and the event starts at 9:30.


8:30 – 9:30 Event Registration, Coffee & Networking

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome & Opening Remarks, Ellen Seidman, Chair, CEI Board of Directors

Video – The CEI Story – From Civil Rights to Sustainable Solutions

9:45 – 10:15 Thank You for 38 Years: Building Block Recognitions and Reflections, by Ron Phillips, President & CEO, CEI

10:15 – 11:00 The Issues of our Times: Race, Inequality, Climate & Government--A Conversation with Senator George Mitchell and Annie Donovan, Director, Community Development Finance Institution Fund of the U.S. Treasury

Introduced by Mark Pinsky, CEO, Opportunity Finance Network and Bill Bynum, CEO, ‎HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union)

11:00 – 12:15 Community Development: Past, Present & Future—A Conversation with Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation and Nancy Andrews, President & CEO, Low Income Investment Fund

Introduced by Michael Rubinger, President, LISC, and Colvin Grannum, CEO, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (“Restoration”)

12:15 – 12:30 Acknowledgements & Wrap Up

12:30 – 1:30 Buffet Lunch & Networking

2:00 – 5:00 Open House, CEI Central, 30 Federal Street, Brunswick – Please drop by and visit with staff/board/sub board members at CEI’s new LEED Platinum (pending) headquarters

For more information, and to register, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Liz Rogers, SVP, Marketing & Communications, CEI, via email at

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