Jonathan Morduch

Jonathan Morduch is Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. His research focuses on finance, poverty, and inequality. He is a founder and Executive Director of the NYU Financial Access Initiative. He has authored/co-authored several papers and books including The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty.

Morduch has taught on the Economics faculty at Harvard, and has held visiting positions at Stanford, Princeton, Hitotsubashi University and the University of Tokyo. He received a BA from Brown, Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard, and an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Brussels for his work on microfinance.

Acting Director, Carrie Miller

Carrie Miller serves as the Acting Executive Director for HFLA of Northeast Ohio. Carrie’s experience in the nonprofit sector has exposed her to the complex needs of the communities she serves and she is excited to tackle these topics during The Cost Burden.

Carrie holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University in and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from the Mandel Center of Nonprofit Management at Case Western Reserve University. Carrie has filled a variety of roles at a variety of organizations including: City Year Cleveland and City Year Louisiana, The City Club of Cleveland, The Foundation Center Library (now Candid), and Ohio City Incorporated.

Lending interest-free since 1904.

HFLA of Northeast Ohio provides interest-free loans to promote the economic self-sufficiency and growth of Northeast Ohioans who are unable to access safe and fair lending resources. With every loan, we see our community members thrive, build their credit, escape debt, envision success, and achieve their dreams.

We seek to create a more equitable Northeast Ohio where everyone has equal access to capital and all residents have the ability to participate in the growth and prosperity of their communities.

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Event Sponsors

HFLA Annual Sponsor

The Good Community Foundation

Presenting Sponsor

Sustaining Sponsor

Charles M. and Helen M. Brown Memorial Foundation in memory of Judge Raymond Pianka

Community Events Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

The Andrews Foundation      The Edelman Family     Irwin Lowenstein & Heather Ross Lowenstein      Elie Weiss & Sara Hurand


Education Sponsors

Michele & Ben Katz    Jackie & Fred C. Rothstein    Eric & Isabel Kaston


Individual Sponsors

Jonathan & Ellen Brown    Warren & Diane Farr    Lorie Gelb & Mark Silverman    Steve & Sandy Laserson    Hermine & David Ostro    Baiju & Koyen Shah   Carol & David Willen    Jill Miller Zimon & Jeff Zimon


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