JHB and Lisa Borders

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Lisa M. Borders, Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation, recently announced a $1 million contribution to Operation HOPE to provide financial education to women and girls primarily living in the southeastern United States.

Borders shared details of the initiative during the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Financial Inclusion Forum.

The contribution, supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. and Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, will fund the expansion and delivery of Operation HOPE’s nationally-acclaimed financial literacy, career training and entrepreneurship programs.

Lisa Borders

“Many women never really learn to be financially literate, especially those in underserved communities,” expressed Borders. “The Coca-Cola partnership with Operation HOPE will teach women the language of money and will empower them with the skills to manage their finances for a lifetime of financial dignity.”

Lisa Borders

Read the entire press statement here.

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