Associated Black Charities presents “The MONEYWISE TOUR / FAITH & FINANCIAL FITNESS EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR”
Public Television’s "Moneywise" host Kelvin Boston
to be joined by authors Robert Ferguson, Ken Brown and Deborah Owens, and Gospel recording artist Doreen Vail!
(BALTIMORE - June 29, 2012) - Associated Black Charities (ABC) welcomes to Baltimore the free Moneywise Empowerment Tour on Saturday, June 30, 2012, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Israel Baptist Church, 1220 N. Chester Street, Baltimore, Maryland. The Tour is the national outreach program of the Moneywise with Kelvin Boston public television series!
This grass roots traveling money management seminar has become one of the leading African-American, faith-based financial tours in the country, serving to date more than 35,000 minority consumers and U.S. military members. In 2012 the Moneywise Empowerment Tour will visit churches in 16 cities, including Baltimore, Maryland; Los Angeles, California; Bronx, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; Oakland, California; and Washington, D.C.
“The work that Kelvin is doing with the Moneywise Empowerment Tour provides that inspirational push to be more attentive in securing our financial futures,” said Diane Bell-McKoy, President and CEO of ABC. “Kelvin is a leader in delivering practical, doable advice around money management and asset building. We cannot imagine a better person to partner with us for our Faith and Financial Fitness program with churches in East Baltimore,” she added.
For the past three years, ABC has been partnering with churches in the Baltimore region, as well as Prince George’s County, to provide -- in cooperation with ABC's partners -- financial information and assistance to residents.
The June 30th event will feature presentations and appearances by Kelvin Boston (Moneywise TV series host); Robert Ferguson, MS, CNN author of “Diet-Free for Life”; Diane Bell McKoy, President and CEO of Associated Black Charities of Maryland; Ken Brown motivational speaker and author of “L.I.F.E., Living In Freedom Everyday”; Deborah Owens, financial expert and author of “A Purse Of Your Own”, and Stellar Gospel Award Nominated recording artist Doreen Vail.
The daylong seminar will also feature results-oriented presentations: Overcoming Financial Stress, Becoming Debt Free, Increasing Your Saving and Investments, Understanding New Housing Programs, How to Find a Job Online, Living a Debt-free Life, Protecting Your Retirement and Estate, and The Steps to Starting a Business. This wealth-building seminar will also provide attendees opportunities to engage representatives from community based non-profits, governmental agencies and local financial services companies. Lunch and free parking are included in this FREE event.
“I am glad that Associated Black Charities and the Moneywise Empowerment Tour were able to partner and bring the tour back to Baltimore in 2012,” said Kelvin Boston.
“The African-American Church will play an important role in Baltimore’s economic future,” added Reverend H. Walden Wilson, II, Senior Pastor of Israel Baptist Church.
Space is limited. Attendees can registrar online at www.moneywise.tv/empowerment-tour or register by phone by calling 410-659-0000, ext./ 1207.
The Baltimore Moneywise / Faith and Financial Fitness Empowerment tour is presented by the Associated Black Charities’ Faith and Financial Fitness project and sponsored by the New York Life Insurance Company, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the FDIC, the Moneywise Foundation, WHUT Howard University Television, BMore News.com, Radio One, Magic 97.9, and WOLB.