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November 10 2017

Edward Henderson joins Operation HOPE as Senior Vice President of Development

ATLANTA – Nov. 10, 2017  Global financial dignity and economic empowerment nonprofit, Operation HOPE, Inc., announced today that Edward Henderson II has joined the organization as senior vice president of development. In this role Henderson has full responsibility for Operation HOPE national development activities and new partnerships, sponsorships, grants, and supporters.

An Atlanta civic leader, Henderson led development in the technology and consulting sectors for over 17 years. Accustomed to closing multi-million dollar deals, he brings expertise, sales process, and relentless determination to the development team. Henderson’s passion for the welfare of children, the disenfranchised, and an improved of quality of life for youth and low- to moderate-income families in underserved communities, drives his development sensibilities.

Henderson holds a degree in clinical psychology from Georgia State University, where he was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. He was awarded the Howard Hughes Fellowship for Research at Johns Hopkins University, School of Arts and Science. 

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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.