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January 27 2015

Wells Fargo Renews its Commitment as Lead Sponsor for 2016 HOPE Global Forum

The membership event is set for January 13-15, 2016 in Atlanta, GA

LOS ANGELES -- January 27, 2015 -- Multinational banking leader Wells Fargo has renewed their Platinum Partnership for the HOPE Global Forum Annual Meeting, Operation HOPE announced today. The 2016 event is scheduled for January 13-15 in Atlanta, set against the backdrop of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. This will mark the third consecutive year Wells Fargo has served as lead partner.

The HOPE Global Forum Annual Meeting is where leaders from government, community and the private sector gather to outline a vision for the modern global economy – one that includes all people. Where the poor, underserved and teetering middle class are viewed as untapped assets for economic growth, entrepreneurship and job creation.

The HOPE Global Forum Annual Meeting is the staging area for the gathering of commitments for business role models, business internships, youth entrepreneurship grants and other commitments for action in underserved communities. These commitments support the ongoing work of Operation HOPE.

The 2015 Annual Meeting hosted 2,700 delegates representing 40 countries and featured President Bill Clinton, HUD Secretary Julián Castro, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, CFPB Director Richard Cordray, numerous Fortune 500 CEO’s and leaders from around the world. The event was also broadcast and streamed internationally by

For more than 22 years, Operation HOPE has been able to teach “the language of money” to the most disengaged citizens. It has served more than 2.2 million individuals and directed close to $2 billion in economic activity into under-served communities since 1992; utilized over 20,000 HOPE Corps volunteers; and currently serve more than 300 U.S. cities, as well as South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Morocco. Our impact is measured through the Gallup-HOPE Index, a historic 100-year partnership with Gallup. 

The HOPE Global Forums will continue to unveil important events and Forums throughout the year. To learn more about sponsoring the 2016 Annual Meeting or membership in HOPE Forums, please call (213) 891-2900 or email