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November 13 2012

Dikembe Mutombo Former Atlanta Basketball All-Star Joins HOPE Summit to Discuss Well-Being and Financial Dignity

Dikembe Mutombo’s entire life has been about making an impact.  He made an impact at Georgetown University as a 7’2 native of the Democratic Republic of Congo.  He made an impact during his legendary NBA career as an 8-time All-Star and 4-time Defensive Player of the Year.  And he’s made the biggest impact of all off the court as an ambassador to his homeland of the Democratic Republican of Congo, building a 300-bed hospital in the country through his Foundation and in the name of his late mother.    

Mutombo will bring that remarkable life story and his passion for global financial dignity and human rights to the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit (GFDS) in Atlanta this week as he participates as a session leader for one of the GFDS Financial Inclusion Working Groups, titled: “Leadership: The Future Role of Philanthropy, CSR and CRA.”

Joining leaders from organizations like PNC Bank, KPMG, the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, Mutombo will help advance an important discussion about the role that corporate philanthropy plays within the larger sphere of global financial dignity. As one of the world’s leading humanitarians, Mutombo will provide great personal insight on this critical topic.   

With the U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke keynoting the event under the theme Community, Character and (Responsible) Capitalism, the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit will frame the issue of financial dignity and literacy not as a soft and ancillary economic tool, nor as an option, but as an essential, core ingredient to mid-to-long-term economic recovery and stability.

The HGFDS is the culmination of 20th Anniversary celebrations for the financial dignity nonprofit. To learn how you can participate in the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, check here, or join the conversation online at our online mini-summit, Talking Dignity.