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July 15 2015

HOPE Inside Grand Opening at Mutual of Omaha Bank, Las Vegas Followed by Book Event

Operation HOPE founder John Hope Bryant and Mutual of Omaha Bank Chairman and CEO discuss best-seller, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

Under the backdrop of the beautiful Red Rock Casino Resort, John Hope Bryant Operation HOPE founder, chairman and CEO and Jeff Schmid the chairman and CEO of the Mutual of Omaha Bank invited guests to join them for a “Thought Leadership” book discussion. The conversation revolved around Bryant’s best-seller, “How the Poor Can Save Capitalism” and offered informative dialogue around financial inclusion and economic stability.

In his book, “How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class,” Bryant explains the history and psychology behind the three factors that perpetuate poverty: lack of self-confidence, lack of positive role models and lack of opportunity. For each of these three challenges, he presents specific, doable solutions and provides real-life examples of organizations and individuals who are making remarkable progress at the grassroots level.

“We are excited to host John Hope Bryant and provide leaders in our community an opportunity to engage in a discussion about some of the ideas he presents in his book,” Schmid said. “As a bank, we are committed to using corporate and employee resources to promote financial literacy and impact our customers and communities in a positive way.”

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has promoted financial dignity through financial literacy and educational tools in underserved communities. Through its four core portfolios, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, encouraged economic preparedness and digital empowerment, promoted homeownership, and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than 2.5 million individuals, families, and small-business owners. It is currently focused on Project 5117, a multi-year initiative that will track and increase business role models for youth, boost credit scores for adults, and empower underserved communities, as a part of its “silver rights” mission to make free enterprise work for everyone.