ATLANTA – November 12, 2013 – This week Operation HOPE will host its second annual Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta, GA. The two-day summit will officially open with an evening reception and panel discussion. Governor Tim Pawlenty, CEO, Financial Services Roundtable, along with Operation HOPE leadership, will offer opening remarks, framing the summit theme of “Global Economic Recovery: How the Poor Can Help Save Capitalism.” Don Graves, Executive Director, President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, The White House, will introduce and moderate a panel discussion on a national perspective on jobs and competitiveness.

“Governor Pawlenty and Don Graves are demonstrative of the caliber of speakers and participants you can expect to see at the 2013 Global Financial Dignity Summit,” said John Hope Bryant, founder and CEO of Operation HOPE. “This year promises to be an exciting dialogue on critical issues pertaining to our fight for ‘silver rights’.”

In partnership with the City of Atlanta, the two-day summit, “Global Economic Recovery: How The Poor Can Help Save Capitalism,” will be moderated by Soledad O’Brien and frame the issue of financial inclusion, small business, entrepreneurship, jobs, and financial dignity as essential core ingredients to mid and long-term economic recovery and stability. It is expected to draw 1,000 of the most dynamic and influential financial industry professionals, government decision-makers and faith leaders from more than 30 countries around the world.

Those not able to attend the Summit in person are encouraged to participate via live stream provided by Kaplan University by logging on at

About Operation HOPE

Operation HOPE (HOPE) is an international nonprofit organization that promotes financial literacy and dignity through various educational programs and initiatives. Since 1992, it has empowered more than two million individuals, families and small-business owners with financial literacy education, economic and disaster preparedness, and home ownership and foreclosure prevention assistance. To learn more about Operation HOPE, visit, follow us on Twitter,@operationhope and #HOPESummit, and like us on Facebook.

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