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October 27 2017

Sherrice Davis appointed to Operation HOPE Mid-Atlantic Board of Directors

ATLANTA – Oct. 27, 2017 – Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc., has appointed Sherrice Davis, Vice President in the Community Reinvestment Department of M&T Bank, to its Mid-Atlantic board of directors.

Davis is responsible for building long-term strategic relationships with non-profits, community based organizations, and small businesses, to increase the bank’s visibility and involvement within the Baltimore community.  She serves as the liaison between the Bank and the community ensuring that needs of low- and moderate-income communities and people are fulfilled.  Davis has 20 years of banking experience and has worked in various roles at First National Bank of Maryland and Allfirst Bank. She works closely with M&T Bank employees to encourage participation in community activities (i.e. board membership, or teaching financial literacy classes/workshops). 

Recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal as one of the “40 under 40” emerging leaders, Davis currently serves on the advisory boards of Reading Partners and CollegeBound Foundation Urban Scholars Program, respectively.  Previously, she served on the boards of the Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative, Paul’s Place, and on the executive committee and board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of Chesapeake.  Davis attended Villa Julie College, now Stevenson University.

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About Operation HOPE

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to "silver rights" with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved—disrupting poverty for millions of low- and moderate-income families across the nation. Through our community uplift model, HOPE Inside, which received the 2016 Innovator of the Year recognition by American Banker magazine, Operation HOPE has served more than 2.8 million individuals and directed more than $2.7 billion in economic activity into disenfranchised communities—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, and uncertain disaster victims into ?nancially empowered disaster survivors. Project 5117 is our multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve ?nancial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth in underserved communities, and stabilize the American dream by boosting FICO scores. Operation HOPE recently received its third consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator. For more information: www.OperationHOPE.org. Stay in touch with Operation HOPE on Twitter and Facebook @operationhope.