Philadelphia, September 27, 2021 – The Pennsylvania CDFI Network, a coalition of 17 PA-based community development financial institutions, has tapped Varsovia Fernandez as its Executive Director. The announcement comes on the heels of a new report from the Network on the impact of the COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance Program, which awarded $249 million in grants to small businesses across the Commonwealth affected by the COVID crisis.
“In 2020, the Network was able to deliver critical support to over 14,500 small businesses struggling to keep doors open as a result of the pandemic,” said Daniel Betancourt, Chair of the PA CDFI Network and President and CEO of network member Community First Fund. “As communities continue to recover from this health and economic crisis, Varsovia’s leadership will be integral to helping the Network scale its support for businesses across Pennsylvania.”
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