Celebrating 30 Years of Impact

Join us in celebrating the Northern California Community Loan Fund’s 30th Anniversary. For three decades we have combined our financial and human capital with existing community assets to create more vibrant, sustainable, and economically just communities throughout Northern and Central California. We couldn’t achieve this milestone without your partnership and hope you will help us celebrate this landmark anniversary by joining us on May 24th.

Event Details

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
5 pm - Reception
6:15 pm - Start of Program
Julia Morgan Ballroom
465 California Street
San Francisco
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2017/05/24 17:00:00

Featured Panel

Coming Together As Catalysts for Change

In a politically and financially uncertain world, our panel explores how we can shift from a stance of reactionary resistance to building upon our community’s visions of social and economic justice.

Luis Granados, Facilitator 

Luis Granados has proudly served as the Executive Director for the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) since 1999. During his tenure, Luis has worked to create asset-development opportunities for San Francisco Bay Area low- to moderate-income Latino families. Luis has a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of California at Davis.


Ismael Díaz Herrera, Panelist

Ismael D. Herrera, Jr. is Associate Director of the Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State. Through his grant writing and program management, he contributes to the development of university-led activities that align Fresno State’s assets to regional initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life and economic competitiveness of the San Joaquin Valley. Ismael helped launch the nationally-recognized San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center in 2010 which serves as a “one-stop hub” for rural local governments, nonprofits, school districts, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and residents. 

Tomiquia Moss, Panelist

Tomiquia Moss of Hamilton Families has more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership and management experience. Tomiquia is locally and nationally recognized as a dynamic nonprofit leader with expertise in public policy and community planning. From 2014 to 2017, she served directly under the mayors of both San Francisco and Oakland, most recently as Chief of Staff for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the HOPE SF Initiative, a public housing and neighborhood revitalization effort with San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee’s Office. Prior to that, Moss was SPUR’s Community Planning Policy Director. She was the founding project director of the San Francisco Community Justice Center of the Superior Court of California and served as director of the Community Organizing Department for the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation. Tomiquia has been a social worker and community activist working as an advocate for social justice and economic equality in many communities around the country. She holds a Masters’ Degree in public administration from Golden Gate University. Tomiquia and her family are proud to call Oakland home.

Mark Pinsky, Panelist

Mark Pinsky is the founder and President of Five/Four Advisors, providing strategic consulting to CDFIs and others. He is author of Opportunity. For All., which tells the story of CDFIs and what they mean to America (scheduled for publication in 2017) and Taking Stock. Again. CDFIs in the Time of Trump, a working paper the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will publish in Spring 2017. He is the Editor of a popular blog, Money+Purpose (www.moneypluspurpose.com). From 1995 into 2016, he led the CDFI industry as President & CEO of Opportunity Finance Network.

30th Anniversary Honorees

Brian Cheu

Director of Community Development
San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development

Planting Justice


Salud para la Gente




Sponsor NCCLF's 30th Anniversary Celebration

Sponsorship opportunities available for corporations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals.


Insurance Associates

Sisters of the Holy Names

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word

Sisters of St. Joseph

Individual Sponsors

Clara Basile

Helen S. Cohen and Mark Lipman

Steve and Coley Florance

John and Diana Harrington

Adrienne Hirt and Jeffrey Rodman

Andy Madeira

Carol Malnick

Doug Paxton and Joe Vassallo

Amy and Joshua Rassen

Jim and Barbara Snyder

Mary A. Rogier and Sarah Nelson

Kirby Sack and Pamela Merchant

Peter Stern and Holly Badgley

Paul Sussman & Linda Dallin

Karen Weil and Mark Morris

Sandy Weil

Event Host Committee

NCCLF Board of Directors

Pamela Merchant, Chair
Guy Baldwin
Regina Brown
Sister Patricia Bruno
Sister Corinne Florek
Christopher Geison
Daniel Hlad
Bryan Ignozzi
Eddy Lopez

Suse Nakata
Sabrina Peterson
Mary Rogier
Kirby Sack
Ilana Schatz
Joshua Simon
Peter Stern
Paul Sussman
Sandy Weil
Luba Yusim

Pat GoPaul, Chair
Kirke P. Wilson, Chair Emeritus
Anita Addison, Vice Chair
Colby F. Dailey, Secretary
Jim Snyder, Treasurer
John Chan

Andy Madeira
Amy Rassen
Ilana Schatz
Luis Granados
Bryan Ignozzi
Stephen Florance
Joy Hoffmann