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Last week, our client, Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Dallas (CCCS), pulled out all the stops in honor of its 2nd Annual Financial Literacy & Empowerment series.
Purses with a Purpose began with a silent auction and ticketed event that raised a record $50,000 in funding financial education for women in need. As anxious bidders made their way around the gallery of exquisite sculptures, oil paintings and modern art pieces, much was to be admired. Before all winnings were revealed, guests were honored by talk show host and award-winning columnist for CBS Moneywatch, Ilyce Glink, and featured speaker Gloria Campos, WFAA evening anchor and two-time honorary chair and mistress of ceremonies for Purses with a Purpose, who spoke on the importance of financial education for women.
The next morning, special guests gathered for a leadership breakfast and networking event at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas where Unites States Treasurer Rosa Rios and Glink spoke on women’s leadership in financial literacy and the impact it has on the community. Joining the discussion were Regina Montoya, senior vice president and general counsel for Children's Medical Center of Dallas, and Sally Crawford, partner with Jones Day and CCCS board member, who shared their enthusiasm on building-up low-and moderate-income communities, a subject matter all too familiar for those facing an economic crisis today.
CCCS Vice President of Education Todd Mark closed out the series of events at the Belo Mansion and Pavilion where he moderated an open forum and luncheon with another handful of distinguished panelists. Among those included Pamela Yip, personal finance writer with The Dallas Morning News; Eloy Villafranca, regional community affairs officer with FDIC; Judge Eric Moya, 14th District Court; and Alfreda Norman, community affairs officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Panelists fielded questions on the current state of our economy and closed out the spectacular two-day event offering a newly found peace of mind for all those in attendance.
If you would like to know more about how CCCS of Greater Dallas can help you achieve financial freedom, visit www.cccs.net or become a fan of CCCS of Greater Dallas on Facebook to receive updates on agency events and offerings. You’ll be glad you did.