ATHENE USA: Athene USA Partners with Operation HOPE to Champion Financial Empowerment at BISA 2020 Convention
Athene USA recently issued the following announcement.
Athene USA Partners with Operation HOPE to Champion
Financial Empowerment at BISA 2020 Convention
Attendees encouraged to “pull a block for HOPE” to support the work of financial dignity
and empowerment nonprofit, Operation HOPE
Atlanta, Georgia – March 6, 2020 – Operation HOPE, a nonprofit that provides financial literacy
education and coaching to Americans of all ages, is pleased to announce it received a $12,000
donation from Athene USA (“Athene”), a leading provider of retirement savings products. The
donation was made as part of Athene’s presence during the 2020 Bank Insurance & Securities
Association (BISA) convention and marked the second year of Athene’s partnership with
The majority of Americans in underserved communities live without financial opportunity, many
in a generational cycle of poverty. Athene partnered with Operation HOPE to spotlight a critical
issue in America – the lack of financial knowledge, which is at the core of generational poverty.
When the conference participants arrived at Athene’s booth, they were encouraged to “pull a
block for HOPE” as part of an oversized Jenga game feature to support the nonprofit’s mission.
When participants who successfully removed a block with a dollar amount, Athene pledged to
donate that amount of money to Operation HOPE.
“We are grateful for Athene’s support for our mission and honored that our work was highlighted
at the BISA convention again this year,” said Mary Ehrsam, President of Partnerships,
Operation HOPE. “This support will allow us to extend our impact in communities across the
country. Athene continues to support us in a creative way that goes beyond routine community
service, which helps us extend the exposure of our mission. We are very grateful for the
donation and partnership.”
Each participant received an Operation HOPE lapel pin. The symbolic red arrow depicted in the
pin’s design represents the journey to a more secure financial future. This brand element is
used to illustrate the transformative mindset of HOPE and the personal and community uplift
that Operation HOPE empowers.
“Athene is committed to supporting and advocating for causes that help people of all ages better
secure their financial future,” said Rod Mims, SVP of National Sales at Athene. “Our
commitment to community is an integral part of our core values. The partnership with Operation
HOPE at the BISA convention gave us an opportunity to further their mission to empower adults
and youth with the tools of financial knowledge to help create a secure future.”
Original source: https://www.athene.com/