HOPE Global Forum
With the goal of accelerating financial opportunity for all, this annual meeting brings elected officials, major artists, sports figures and well-known commentators to Atlanta.
Operation Hope, the organization with the goal of accelerating financial opportunity for all, hosted its recent HOPE Global Forum that each year brings elected officials, major artists, sports figures and well-known commentators to Atlanta. Co-chaired by the organization’s founder and CEO John Hope Bryant, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and Ambassador Andrew Young, the theme was “Making the Case for Optimism.” Speakers included baseball player and CEO of the A-Rod Corporation, Alex Rodriguez, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary Marcia Fudge, National Foodball League Commissioner Roger Goodell, Milken Institute chairman Michael Milken, Spelman College president Helene Gayle, artist and activist Tip “T.I.” Harris, Universal Television senior vice president of production Kenneth Nowling, SkyBridge partner Anthony Scaramuccci, LBJ Foundation president Mark Updegrove and so many more.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.