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HOPE Heroes

2012
Senator Leroy Johnson Thank you for your outstanding leadership and support in the opening of the HOPE Financial Dignity Center, Atlanta at Ebenezer.  Through your support thousands will be empowered through HOPE.
Christine King Farris Thank you for your leadership, passion and personal support of HOPE. You have an enduring legacy as the stability, dignity and elder stateswoman of the King family and a member of the "Silver Rights' movement.
Chairman Ben S. Bernanke
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman
For your continued leadership and vision during times of crisis, thank you. Your support of HOPE has helped to change the lives of many by promoting a sense of dignity in underserved communities.  
Steve Bartlett
The Financial Services Roundtable, 1999-2012
Thank you for your strong leadership, consistency of service to HOPE, and your vision in the area of advancing financial literacy, dignity and silver rights for all. 
Ambassador Andrew Young
Civil Rights Icon
Your commitment to and impact on HOPE is unrivaled.  Thank you for sacrificing more than most to ensure a better tomorrow for so many.  You will forever be an esteemed member of the HOPE family.
James M. Wells III Your consistent leadership and support has helped to create many rainbows after storms.  Thank you for being an amazing advocate for HOPE.
Mayor Kasim Reed
City of Atlanta
Thank you for your strong leadership, public service and unwavering support of HOPE and the Silver Rights Movement.
Bill Rogers
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Many lives have been changed for the better due to your leadership and the extraordinary community investment of SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Jackie Dupont-Walker
Wall Economic Development Corporation
Thank you for your impactful and long-standing leadership.  The residents of Los Angeles are better off because of you and WEDC.
Bob Gnaizda
Former Policy Director, The Greenlining Institute
Thank you for your leadership, passion, and personal investment to ensure that all communities have equal financial access.
Peter  Ueberroth
Former Chairman, Rebuild Los Angeles
You are a leader among leaders.  When Los Angeles was still ablaze, you stood ready to help its residents heal and rebuild.  Thank you.
Tim Wennes
Union Bank
Under your leadership Union Bank continues to be a leader in the revitalization of Los Angeles.  Thank you for your personal passion.
Muhammed A. Nassardeen
Founder, Recycling Black Dollars
In Memoriam- Your legacy continues to bring hope and economic strength to the communities you dedicated your life to serving.  Your spirit is ever-present.
Mark Whitlock
Christ Our Redeemer, AME Church
Thank you for your early leadership to restore communities through FAME Renaissance and for your personal dedication over the 20 years since the riots.


2011
Muriel Siebert
Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc.
"The First Woman of Finance" Thank you for your strong leadership, advocacy for women in finance, and for being a pioneering role model in advancing the empowering work of financial literacy
Steven  Freiberg
E*TRADE FINANCIAL
Thank you for your outstanding corporate leadership and support of financial literacy empowerment for all, advancing the work of Operation HOPE and thereby empowering those in need
E*TRADE FINANCIAL We are proud to recognize E*TRADE FINANCIAL as a long standing partner, for their leadership and support of financial literacy empowerment for all.
Bill Walbrecher
Operation HOPE
Congratulations on 5 years of dedicated service.  Your passion-filled leadership has made an indelible mark on HOPE which will be felt for years to come.
William Hanna
Jacobs Capital Group, LLC
Thank you for over 19 years of unwavering service and support.  Both your professional and personal contributions to HOPE epitomize board service excellence.
Karim Hajji
Casablanca Stock Exchange
Thank you for your outstanding leadership resulting in the uniques collaoration between HOPE and CSE thereby creating Wikia-HOPE.
Bob Braun
Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, LLP
Thank you for your years of selfless service.  You are a HOPE Hero and a lifetime member of the HOPE Family.
Rev. Dr. Ralphael Warnock
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Thank you for your outstanding leadership and support of the HOPE Inside, at Ebenezer, Atlanta Georgia.
Otis Watson
Comerica Bank
Thank you for your personal leadership and support of HOPE and Bay Area communities we serve.
Michael Shepherd
Bank of the West
Thank you for your outstanding leadership and support of the HOPE Inside in Oakland and service on the Gallup-HOPE Index Advisory Board.
Lionel  Savage
The First American Corporation
Thank you for your personal acts of volunteerism and your active recruitment of other volunteers.  Your efforts have positively impacted the lives of countless young people. You are an inspiration.
Pierre  Habis
Union Bank
Thank you for your spirit of collaboration and service.  Under your leadership the volunteer efforts of Union Bank provide a “best-in-class” example to others in the financial and corporate community.
Ralph Mandell
PrivateBancorp, Inc.
Your commitment to HOPE is made evident through your great works and consistent support. Thank you for your service.
Tom Swanson
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Thank you for your outstanding leadership and support of the HOPE Mortgage Crisis Hotline through the creation of a unique partnership between HOPE and Wells Fargo.


DECEMBER 2010
Howard Hewett Thank you for your Love Leadership and lifetime service to the community.
J. Scott Wilfong
SunTrust Bank, Greater Washington/Maryland
Thank you for your outstanding leadership and support of the HOPE Inside in Washington D.C.
Steve Bartlett
The Financial Services Roundtable
You are truly a HOPE Hero and forever an honorary member of the HOPE Family.
Karen Bittencourt
Canon Business Solutions
We are proud to recognize Canon as HOPE's In-King Sponsor of the Year (2010). Thank you fo your personal leadrship and support.
Landon Taylor
Gallup-Operation HOPE Financial Literacy Index Advisory Board Co-Chair
Your passion combined with your focused leadership will change the lives of youth for generations to come.
James Wells, III
SunTrust Bank, Inc.
Thank you for using your influence to advance the work of Operation HOPE, thereby empowering those in need.
Fred Smith
HOPE's First Retiree
You will always be part of the HOPE Family. Your Leadership has forever impacted and blessed the Work of HOPE. We love you.
Brian Longe
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Your commitment to HOPE is made evident through your consistent support and great works. Thank you for the generous use of your resources for HOPE.
Jim Clifton
Gallup, Inc.
You are a visionary and together we will change the world.
Don McGrath
Bank of the West
Thank you for being a bridge builder for HOPE. The FSR/HOPE Framework Agreement is part of your HOPE Legacy.
OCTOBER 2010
Mayor Ronald Dellums
City of Oakland
Thank you for your strong leadership, over 43 years of public services and support of the Silver Rights Movement
Martin Luther King, III
The King Center
For your leadership in bridging the gap between Civil Rights and Silver Rights, thank you.