BALTIMORE, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — In honor of Financial Literacy Month, the William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation, the Consular Section of the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC and the University of Baltimore present a free, daylong event Saturday April 30 on personal finance for the region’s Latino community held at the University of Baltimore’s H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons: 1415 Maryland Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201.
The Featherstone Foundation’s leading financial education workshop series, Mi Dinero, Mi Destino, provides participants with practical skills in Spanish that help shape critical personal finance decisions. “Financial education is a critical component to a robust workforce and a vibrant economy; BGE is honored to support such an important initiative,” said Michael Davenport, Manager, Community Affairs, BGE.
Gordon M. Cooley, Commissioner of Financial Regulation, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and Minister Juan Carlos Mendoza Sánchez, Head of the Consular Section of the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC will give the keynote addresses.
With seminars on budgeting, credit, preparing for college, home buying, entrepreneurship and retirement, the event provides the Latino community with the know-how, tools and best practices to make informed personal finance decisions. “State Farm is honored to sponsor such a vital event that empowers Hispanic families,” said David Rosario, Agent, State Farm.
“In its second year, we are honored to organize a critical event that fills a need in Baltimore,” said Lanaea C. Featherstone, president, William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation. “We applaud our sponsors and partners for their strong support.” The event is expected to attract over a hundred attendees.
BGE, the Consular Section of the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC and State Farm are event sponsors with in-kind support from Austral Lights Photography, Baltimore County Public Library and Somos Baltimore Latino.
Partners include BB&T, Berkshire Hathaway, Cool and Associates, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County, Howard Bank, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Hispanic Business Conference, PNC Bank, El Poder de Ser Mujer, Simms Showers, LLP, State Farm, TD Bank Charitable Foundation, University of Baltimore, Wells Fargo, Viviendas, Sanas Y Seguras. The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland will provide activities for the children.
The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation creates sustainable solutions to bridge the opportunity divide among the Latino and underserved communities. www.thefeatherstonefoundation.org | @FeatherstoneFdn