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March 12 2018

Operation HOPE celebrates the 86th birthday of HOPE Global Spokesman Ambassador Andrew Young

Global for-purpose organization honors long-time partner and supporter, Ambassador Andrew Young, in the celebration of his 86th birthday with special tribute site.

ATLANTA – March 12, 2018 – Global financial dignity and economic empowerment nonprofit, Operation HOPE, Inc. (HOPE) today joins in the 86th birthday celebration of Ambassador Andrew Young. Known to many as a pastor, diplomat, mayor, and civil rights icon, HOPE is honored to know Ambassador Young in his role as HOPE Global Spokesman. As a mentor to HOPE founder, chairman, and CEO, John Hope Bryant, Ambassador Young has played a tremendous role in developing the heart and character of the organization. “His continued influence undergirds our ongoing commitment to advancing the civil rights agenda through the present-day Silver Rights Movement,” said Bryant.

The teams at Operation HOPE and the Andrew Young Foundation have launched a special tribute website as a platform to acknowledge Ambassador Young’s life, work, and legacy. The public is invited to share personal tributes, stories, and testimonies of his impact in their lives and community at https://www.tribute.co/andrewyounglegacy/

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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. Follow Operation HOPE on Twitter and Facebook @operationhope