The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development (SFEPD) attended HSBC-North America’s Celebrating Achievements in Financial Education (CAFÉ) Conference held in Chicago, May 25-26, 2006. The conference provided a forum to discuss best practices and highlighted HSBC’s Financial Education Grant Program and three other national signature financial education programs that the financial institution funds. SFEPD received a special program recognition award on the second day of the conference. Mr. Theodore Daniels, President and CEO, Mrs. Una Daniels-Edwards, Vice President of Program Coordination and Outreach, as well as the seminar presenters, Mr. Dwyane Hall, Gregory Kendall, and Ms. Daphne Wright were there to accept the awards.
The conference provided opportunities to meet peers across the country and key members of HSBC staff. It also provided inspiring and motivational stories from speakers to enhance each attendee’s business practices.
In August, 2005, SFEPD entered into a multi-year partnership with HSBC –North America, one of the nation’s largest financial service firms. HSBC-North America will fund credit and personal money management training for students of historically black colleges and universities nationwide over the next three years.