Join Us for the 21st Colloquium

The 2017 CRA & Fair Lending Colloquium will be held November 5-8, 2017 at the Omni Nashville is SOLD OUT!

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During the Colloquium, we present two different awards to recognize exceptional compliance efforts. The Community Impact Award is given to recognize a program that has had tremendous impact on LMI communities. The Alfredo deHaas Excellence in Analytics Award is presented to an individual committed to thoughtfully and creatively using data to advance his or her institution’s compliance management goals. Details on the awards and instructions for submitting nominations are included below.

Alfredo deHaas Excellence in Analytics Award

In 2014 we awarded the first Alfredo deHaas Excellence in Analytics Award. This award is intended to trumpet the “unsung heroes” who creatively and thoughtfully use data to advance their institution’s CRA and/or Fair Lending management goals. The award was named for a gentleman who exhibited a passion for data analysis and consistently “wowed” his team with his ideas.

To nominate someone, please send a brief note about them describing how their passion for leveraging data helps advance your institution’s compliance goals and strategies, including a brief overview of why your nominee is especially deserving, highlighting:

  • The nominee’s commitment to the innovative and thoughtful use of data to advance compliance goals; and
  • Any special anecdotes of results achieved, barriers crossed, or institutional competencies demonstrated by the data.

To nominate someone, send an e-mail to

Community Impact Award: Recognize Innovative Programs for the Underserved

Each year, individuals across the nation realize their dream of owning a home and gaining access to capital thanks in part to the ongoing dedication of financial institutions and their professional staff members that work for positive change in their communities. To recognize this dedication, we present the Community Impact Award each year at the Colloquium.

Please nominate an outstanding institution or your own.

The Community Impact Award honors dedicated and innovative compliance professionals and their CRA or community development programs. The winners of this award demonstrate their commitment to reaching new markets and improving their communities. The purpose of the Community Impact Award is threefold:

  • To honor dedicated compliance professionals and their institutions
  • To encourage innovative community lending
  • To provide the financial industry with examples of successful programs

All nominations are evaluated by a panel of industry professionals and the winners accept this nationally recognized award during a ceremony at the CRA & Fair Lending Colloquium

Who: Nominate yourself and your program, or a program from another institution. The person nominated should be someone who has been instrumental in developing, implementing, or maintaining the program.

What: The award recognizes a CRA or community development program and the person responsible for implementing or maintaining the program within the financial institution. The program must be currently operating. Any financial institution in the U.S. is eligible, including banks, mortgage companies, and credit unions.

When: The deadline for receipt of entries is October 3, 2017. The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 7, following that morning’s keynote address.

How: To nominate a program, print the application below and fax it to Jennifer Purdie at 781-663-5335 or email it to You can e-mail, mail, or fax supporting documentation.

Criteria: The award recipients will be chosen by a panel of industry professionals, including representatives from trade organizations and from small and large financial institutions. Programs will be primarily judged by the breadth of their positive impact to low and moderate-income communities, and secondarily by their innovation.

Past winners include:


Bank of North Carolina: High Point Revitalization Program

Washington Financial Bank: Washington County City Mission


The PrivateBank: The PrivateBank Entrepreneur Loan Program


BMO Harris Bank: IDA Program

Washington Financial Bank: Highland Ridge Community Development


Lake Forest Bank & Trust: Everyday Small Dollar Loan

Honorable Mentions: Citi Community Development: Bridges to Business Program and Dollar Bank, FSB: Mortgages for Mothers


Cambridge Savings Bank: CSBsmart/"Money Matters"


Citi Community Development: Kindergarten to College

Bank of American Fork: Rosewood Place Senior Living Center


HarborOne Credit Union: MultiCultural Banking Center

BankPlus: CreditPlus


The Personal Tellers of Fifth Third Bank Tennessee: My Money Plan