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Juliana Eades


Juliana Eades of Canterbury is President of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and has served as Executive Director since its founding in January 1984.

She was the recipient, in 2012, of the fifth annual Ned Gramlich Award for Responsible Finance in honor of her three decades of work creating opportunities for disadvantaged people and communities in New Hampshire. She also received New Hampshire Business Review's 2013 Outstanding Women in Business Award and Centrix Bank's C-Beyond Award for “a woman who exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit with a forward-thinking mindset.”

The nonprofit she helped launch, the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, has received the highest honor given to community development financial institutions: The NEXT Award for Opportunity Finance from the Opportunity Finance Network. It has also received CFED’s The Future of Economic Opportunity Award.

Previous awards and honors include the 2005 Wachovia CDFI Excellence Award for Innovation, National Community Capital Association's Award for Excellence in Financial Performance, the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Community Partnership Award, the New Hampshire Corporate Fund’s Dunfey Award for Excellence in Management and the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation’s National Environmental Education Achievement Award.

Ms. Eades received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Franklin Pierce College, and was awarded the prestigious Granite State Award by the University of New Hampshire. She was honored as the 2008 President’s Outstanding Woman of New Hampshire by Keene State College, and received the 2011 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Citizen’s Award from Antioch University New England.

She is a 1994 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire, has served on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and was a founding board member of the Opportunity Finance Network, the national network of CDFIs.

Ms. Eades received her B.A. in History from Swarthmore College and her M.B.A. from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

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