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Community Loan Fund Welcomes New Board Members

Local CDFI adds 3 new members from law, small business, and finance sectors  

The Community Loan Fund is pleased to welcome three new members to its Board of Directors:  

  • David Craft, Community Economic Development Staff Attorney, The Justice Center at Albany Law School Community Development Law Clinic 
  • Eric Dahl, Vice President, M&T Bank 
  • Tanya Hull, Corrections Officer, Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department and Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, RE/MAX Platinum 

These new members represent a cross-section of industries and boast an impressive track record of accomplishments in those industries.  

“I joined the board to help the Community Loan Fund with its mission of creating economic inclusion for communities that are traditionally left out of opportunities. Through my experience as a community economic development attorney, I hope to bring my perspective of working with BIPOC-led small businesses and nonprofits in shaping the types of programs, policies, and practices that Community Loan Fund seeks to implement,” says David Craft.   

“I’ve been part of the Community Loan Fund family for over thirty years,” says Eric Dahl. “I’ve witnessed the organization’s impact as a personal investor, a nonprofit colleague, bank partner and friend. It’s easy to admire ‘what’ the Community Loan Fund has accomplished. By joining the Board of Directors, I hope to contribute in some small way to the ‘who’ and ‘how’ this success is possible.” 

“I have been a long-term resident of the Capital Region for nearly 35 years,” says Tanya Hull. “It is an honor and privilege to dedicate my time and energy to the Community Loan Fund's mission. I'm excited to be part of a team that supports women and minority-owned businesses and provides them with the resources necessary to be successful. I hope that my experience as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson that works with the underprivileged on creating a stronger and more connected community, will be an asset to the board.” 

“These new board members have demonstrated their commitment to empowering and elevating marginalized communities. They represent exactly what we strive to do every day here at the Community Loan Fund, and we are eager to share their skills with the communities we serve,” says Linda MacFarlane, Executive Director of the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region.  

The Community Loan Fund Board governs the 36-year-old organization and oversees the operation of both the lending and training programs there. Board members serve 3-year terms, which can include committee assignments.  

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