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November 07 2013

Operation HOPE Announces Support from Media Icons Comcast and American Banker to Boost Profile of the 2013 HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit


Media sources focus on issues around financial inclusion and dignity as financial decision makers gather in Atlanta, GA for second annual event

LOS ANGELES – November 08, 2013 – Operation HOPE, the leading global financial dignity nonprofit, announced today Comcast and American Banker recently agreed to support the 2013 HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit as Media Sponsors. 
 
Support from Comcast includes bringing awareness to the Summit through public service announcements that are being broadcasted the PSAs over the organization’s broad media network. While the American Banker has included advertisements in their daily paper and online publication, to bring awareness to the importance of the nonprofit’s role in the financial community.  
 

“HOPE is truly fortunate to enjoy support from sponsors like Comcast and American Banker – their partnership allows the powerful message of financial inclusion, dignity and literacy to be shared with a wider audience,” said John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE. 

In partnership with the City of Atlanta, the two-day summit, Global Economic Recovery: How The Poor Can Help Save Capitalism, will be moderated by Soledad O’Brien and frame the issue of financial inclusion, small business, entrepreneurship, jobs, and financial dignity as essential core ingredients to mid and long-term economic recovery and stability. It is expected to draw 1,000 of the most dynamic and influential financial industry professionals, government decision-makers and faith leaders from more than 50 countries around the world.  

Uniquely positioned to inform, empower, and inspire, Comcast is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the  NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.

American Banker is the leading information resource serving the banking and financial services community. Since the publication started in 1835, it has set the agenda for a fast-changing industry, keeping a close eye on large and small institutions, tracking traditional and insurgent forces, parsing the business models of diversified and specialist players. Created by an award-winning editorial staff located in eight cities nationwide, it is supplemented by a top-tier roster of information partners, such as Dow Jones Newswires, Bloomberg, PR Newswire, Accuity, Informa Research, SNL Financial, and Institutional Risk Analytics.

 The annual HOPE Summit will serve also as the staging area for the gathering of commitments for business role models, business internships, youth entrepreneurship business grants, and other commitments for action in underserved communities. 

About Operation HOPE

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has promoted financial dignity through financial literacy and education tools to underserved communities. Through its three core portfolios, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, economic preparedness, digital empowerment, promoted home ownership, and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than two million individuals, families, and small business owners. Operation HOPE is driven by a “silver rights” mission fueled by vision and idealism, HOPE strives to empower the struggling middle class through financial literacy, dignity and capital enterprise. 

To learn more about Operation HOPE and the Summit, visit www.operationhope.org, follow us our Twitter, @operationhope,  #HOPESummit, and like us on Facebook. Or join our live stream at ttps://kapx.kaplan.com/operation-hope/.