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Take It to the Bank

Monday, October 19, 10:00am – 11:30am

Corinthian, Mezzanine Level

Organized by Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, ArtPlace America; Judilee Reed, Director, Thriving Cultures, Surdna Foundation; and Regina R. Smith, Interim Managing Director, Arts and Culture, The Kresge Foundation.

Moderated by Judilee Reed, Director, Thriving Cultures, Surdna Foundation. Presented by Tanya Fiddler, Executive Director, Four Bands Community Fund; Ian Galloway, Senior Research Associate, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; and John Kimble, Vice-President, Philanthropic Initiatives, Global Social Finance, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requires that financial institutions in this country help meet the needs of low- and moderate-income residents of the communities in which they do business. Deutsche Bank has a long history of understanding the role that art and culture can play as part of comprehensive community planning and development. Recently, the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank devoted an entire issue of its community development journal to creative placemaking. At a local level on the Cheyenne River Lakota Reservation, the Four Bands Community Fund is reviving programs to support of artists and arts and culture. Join the presenters for a discussion about the growing understanding among financial institutions, regulators, and federal agencies about the central role that art and culture can play in developing strong, healthy communities.