Alliant Announces National Operation HOPE Partnership
November 08, 2007 | Alliant Credit Union
Alliant has become the first national credit union partner of Operation HOPE, the Los Angeles based non-profit organization that supports economic empowerment through financial literacy.
Dave Mooney poses with NCUA Vice Chairman Rodney Hood (Left) and HOPE Chairman John Bryant
The national partnership was announced by David Mooney and Operation HOPE’s Chairman & Founder John Bryant during a recent reception at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The reception, attended by National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Vice Chairman Rodney Hood, was also a celebration of Dave’s appointment to chairman of HOPE’s Midwestern Board of Directors. The reception was also attended by several Alliant employees involved in Operation HOPE.
Alliant employees attend reception
A HOPE partner primarily for the Chicago area since 2004, Alliant provides financial support to the organization. In addition, Alliant employee volunteers teach basic classes on banking and money management in public schools through HOPE’s Banking on Our Future program. As a national partner, Alliant plans to expand its involvement to additional markets and recruit new partners for HOPE.
“Although there are other organizations set up to improve financial literacy, HOPE’s delivery system (teaching public school classes) makes it especially successful. We’re proud of Alliant’s employee teachers and all the other Banking on Our Future volunteers,” said Mooney.
In his remarks, John Bryant exclaimed, “We’re here to honor Dave Mooney and Alliant! With their help, Chicago HOPE has grown to having 700 volunteers who’ve taught the language of money to nearly 35,000 students, many at minority schools.” He added, “Chicago has become a model for HOPE offices around the country.”
Rodney Hood also spoke at the reception. “I believe that establishing and developing innovative partnerships between credit unions and outreach organizations is critical to meeting the needs of our nation’s underserved communities,” the NCUA vice chairman said. I congratulate Dave Mooney, Alliant and Operation HOPE for their passionate commitment to this cause.”
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