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November 26 2012

FSR's Community Service 2012 Partner of the Week: Operation HOPE

 

Community Service 2012 Partner of the Week: Operation HOPE
Week of November 26, 2012

This “Company of the Week” is just one example that shows what all our companies do every day. The financial services industry provides extraordinary services to communities throughout America. Employees of Roundtable companies volunteer throughout the year for financial literacy, neighborhood improvement, fundraising, health care, child services, and much more. Every company in the Roundtable dedicates some of their time to community service for the communities they serve.

 

HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit

 

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Operation HOPE hosted the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta, GA on November 14th and 15th, 2012.  At the summit, a ribbon cutting event was held for the grand opening of the HOPE Financial Dignity Center, Atlanta at Ebenezer. The Ebenezer HOPE Financial Dignity Center is Operation HOPE’s 11th center, which will offer financial case management, homeownership programs, small business banking services and financial literacy programs. The construction of the Ebenezer center was sponsored by BMO Financial, LPL Financial, MasterCard Worldwide, State Farm Insurance Companies, SunTrust Banks, Wells Fargo & Company, and other Roundtable member companies with a $5 million commitment.

(left to right) Jim Wells, retired chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks, Inc., John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center, Christine King Farris, Civil Rights Icon, and The Financial Services Roundtable President and CEO (1999-2012) Steve Bartlett. (Photograph courtesy of Operation HOPE; Cliff Robinson Photography)

In addition to the grand opening of the Ebenezer center, Steve Bartlett, President and CEO, The Financial Services Roundtable (1999-2012), hosted a plenary session on free enterprise, capitalism and emerging markets. Panelists included William Rogers, Jr., Chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks, Michael Arougheti, President of Ares Capital Management, Secretary Alphonso Jackson, Vice-Chairman, Mortgage Banking, JP Morgan Chase, Hassan AlJabri, CEO at SEDCO Capital, and Joseph Otting, President and CEO of OneWest Bank.

During the session, the panel answered questions on how the profit side of business can positively impact the lives of those living in the local communities.

(left to right) Roundtable President and CEO (1999-2012) Steve Bartlett, moderating a CEO plenary session with panelists  William H. Rogers, Jr.,Chairman and CEO, SunTrust Banks, Inc., Michael Arougheti, President, Ares Capital Management, Alphonso Jackson, Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Hasan AlJabri, CEO, SEDCO Capital, and Joseph Otting, President and CEO, One West Bank . (Photograph courtesy of Operation HOPE; Cliff Robinson Photography)

Congratulations Operation HOPE!