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September 19 2013

Stephen Wilcox, President of the Wilcox Family Foundation, Appointed to the Operation HOPE Northwest Board

OAKLAND, CA – September 19, 2013 – Financial dignity leader Operation HOPE (HOPE) announced today the addition of Stephen Wilcox president of the Wilcox Family Foundation, to Operation HOPE’s Northwest Board of Directors.  Wilcox will help forward the financial literacy empowerment nonprofit’s mission to provide access to resources and promote free enterprise to underserved throughout the northwest region. 

As a board member, Wilcox will serve as a “silver rights” Ambassador to encourage empowering youth and adults through economic literacy education, and digital training. He will also provide leadership, guidance, and generate support for HOPE programs and activities. 

Wilcox is a retired senior executive of Accenture, LLP.  He spent 28 years with Accenture, the technology and outsourcing company.  He served for several years as lead account executive for one of Accenture’s largest client accounts and led a number of Accenture’s efforts to develop executives capable of managing $100M+ accounts.  Mr. Wilcox spent the majority of his time with Accenture serving the communications industry.  His personal expertise is in the areas of supply chain management; information technology integration and customer care operations. 

Wilcox serves on several non-profit boards and committees.  He is the Chair of the Board for Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB).  Wilcox as part of his Board Chair responsibilities serves on the Executive, Finance and Investment Committees for CCEB.  He serves on the Advancement Committee of the Red Cloud Indian School located in Pine Ridge, South Dakota operated by the Society of Jesus.  Mr. Wilcox also serves on the Andrew Carnegie Society Board at Carnegie Mellon University and is a board member of the Diablo Foundation. 

The Wilcox Family Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to collaborating with other non-profits in finding solutions to the issues affecting the poor especially in the areas of education and housing.  It benefits philanthropy, voluntarism and grant-making foundations, focusing specifically on private independent foundations programs. 

HOPE’s Northwest Board is comprised of some of the nation's most powerful executives, decision-makers, bankers and economists. These individuals play an essential role in driving HOPE’s Silver Rights Movement to expand economic opportunity, and make capitalism and free enterprise accessible in underserved communities, a complete 2013 list of HOPE's Board members may be viewed at