Rural Places, Rural Spaces
Closing Financial Service Gaps in Persistent Poverty America
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Join leaders in philanthropy, impact investing, banking, and community development to engage in action-oriented dialogue around addressing the financial service gaps that limit economic mobility for many rural people and places. The forum is designed to stimulate solutions for communities that exist on the economy’s edge, where the development degree of difficulty is high, and where financial resources are limited.
HOPE is pleased to announce that Jerome H. Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, will provide keynote remarks at the Policy Forum.
You are also invited to be part of a tour highlighting projects in the Delta that represent solutions to some of the region’s most pressing needs. A dinner following the tour will feature a conversation moderated by award winning journalist Jerry Mitchell with iconic figures in the struggle for Civil Rights.
Dates and Times
Tour and Dinner: Monday, February 11, 2019
1:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Forum: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Mississippi Valley State University
Itta Bena, Mississippi
Forum Agenda – Get Forum Details
• Welcome from Dr. Jerryl Briggs, President, Mississippi Valley State University
• Opening Plenary Remarks
• Panel #1: CDFIs, CRA & Persistent Poverty – The Path to Greater Impact
• Panel #2: Igniting the Flame: Philanthropic Investment in Persistent Poverty Areas
• Keynote Remarks
• Announcement: HBCU-CDFI Economic Mobility Strategy Guide
• Panel #3: Stimulating Economic Mobility through Rural Housing
• Closing Remarks
• Jerome H. Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
• Anne Marie Burgoyne, Emerson Collective
• Bill Bynum, HOPE
• Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae
• Phil Eide, HOPE
• Derrick Johnson, NAACP
• Maurice Jones, LISC
• Dan Letendre, Bank of America
• Justin Maxson, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
• Lisa Mensah, Opportunity Finance Network
• Jerry Mitchell, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting
• Nick Mitchell-Bennet, CDC of Brownsville
• Sara Morgan, Fahe
• Kyle Peterson, Walton Family Foundation
• Ed Sivak, HOPE
• Jesse Van Tol, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
• Joe Wishcamper, Wishrock
Where Do We Go From Here: Civil Rights & Community Development in the 21st Century
Tour and Dinner Schedule – Get Event Details
1:00 PM – 7:30 PM
• Greenwood, MS
• The Alluvian Hotel and Hampton Inn
• Moorhead, MS
• Small Towns Partnership
• Eastmoor Estates
• Hope Credit Union
• Indianola, MS
• B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center
• Civil Rights in Mississippi – The Past & The Present
Dinner Conversation with Leaders of the Civil Right Movement
Moderated by Award Winning Journalist Jerry Mitchell
Provide your information and payment option to get registered for the conference and/or tour and dinner. Please register by February 1.
For hotel reservations, contact one of our event hotels and ask for the HOPE Policy Forum room rate. Reservations must be made by phone; links are provided for informational purposes only. Our discounted rates are effective through February 1, as long as rooms are available.
If you have questions about the conference, please contact Sean Perkins, Executive Administrative Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-944-4155.