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DOF Honored at Kulanu Academy Annual Dinner

On March 17, 2016, DOF was honored at Kulanu Academy’s™ Annual Dinner in Cedarhurst, NY. The event was attended by over 375 people and recognized DOF for our efforts in financing the acquisition and renovation of Kulanu’s™ building. This video shown at the event includes testimonials about Kulanu Academy from DOF Co-Founders Charles D. Hammerman […]

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Hammerman Presents at PAB 40th Anniversary Celebration!

On September 10, 2015, DOF President and CEO Charles D. Hammerman joined Adrian Dominican Sisters in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Portfolio Advisory Board. Hammerman provided a history of DOF and its relationship with ADS which was the first religious order to invest in DOF. Congratulations to PAB!!

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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Celebrates 25th Anniversary of ADA at DOF-Hosted Event

On September 17, 2015, Suffolk County (NY) Executive Steven Bellone and the Suffolk Office for Office People with Disabilities represented by Director Frank Krotschinsky along with the DOF celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act. The program included a Keynote Address by Bellone, a panel discussion about ABLE Accounts and a networking […]

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DOF Wins prestigious Wells Fargo NEXT Award

On November 10, 2015, DOF was presented at the OFN Conference in Detroit, MI with the Wells Fargo NEXT Seed Capital Award for Financial Savings Innovation. The $100,000 award recognized the potential impact the Community Development Financial Institution industry can play in starting an innovative consumer finance strategy, such as ABLE (Achieving a Better Life […]

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DOF Launches Disability CDFI Coalition (DCC)

On February 24, 2015, DOF officially launched the Disability CDFI Coalition (DCC) in Washington D.C. when, Charles Hammerman, President and CEO of DOF, presented the goals of the DCC to CDFI professionals attending the CDFI Coalition Institute. The mission of the DCC is to bridge the CDFI industry and the disability community, to ensure that […]

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Pursuing Justice

The Impact of the Olmstead Decision 15 Years Later On September 19, 2014 The DOF co-hosted a conference with John Jay College of Criminal Justice regarding progress made over the 15 years that have past since the United States Supreme Court’s decision on Olmstead v. L.C.. The conference specifically focused on the history of the […]

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American Red Cross Awards DOF 2nd Grant

In October 2014, American Red Cross Long Island once again recognized DOF’s work on behalf of survivors of Super Storm “Sandy” who are dealing with disability-related issues, with an award of $57,800. This grant will allow DOF to continue its Sandy response work for people with disabilities into 2015.

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DOF Seeing Double!

In late 2013, two investors doubled their investment in DOF. Bank of America increased their commitment from $500,000 to $1,000,000 and Adrian Dominican Sisters doubled their commitment to $100,000. With these added funds, DOF looks forward to financing new projects in 2014!

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DOF receives $1,250,000 Award

On August 26, 2014, the CDFI Fund, a division of the United States Treasury, awarded DOF $1,250,000 in recognition of its work on behalf of people with disabilities and their families throughout the United States. Through the annual competitive application process, DOF was among the many award recipients all of whom specialize in helping low-income […]

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