A Mother’s Day Present – A Commencement, and an Honorary Doctorate Degree

As my mentor and surrogate father, civil rights icon Ambassador Andrew Young would say, 'coincidence is God's way of staying anonymous.'  Well, the coincidence this past Mother's Day weekend was that I was the selected Commencement Speaker for the 2018 graduating...

A Mother’s Day Present – A Commencement, and an Honorary Doctorate Degree

As my mentor and surrogate father, civil rights icon Ambassador Andrew Young would say, 'coincidence is God's way of staying anonymous.'  Well, the coincidence this past Mother's Day weekend was that I was the selected Commencement Speaker for the 2018 graduating...

My Word for 2018: Scale

Every year I pick a special Word that symbolizes and frames my work, activities, focus and time commitments -- for that next 12 years. In years past, my 'Word' has been (to execute) Strength (2017), (to) Curate (2016), Intentionality (2015), and Authenticity before...

End of Year Reflections – 2017

2017 has been my most transformational year ever. More than 500,000 airline miles traveled, and more than 2,000 meetings held this year alone. My Word for 2017 was Execution, as in to ‘execute’ on my vision, and execute we did. * In 2017, Operation HOPE reached a...

HOPE Inside and SunTrust Banks Partnership: 200 Locations for HOPE Inside by Year 2020. 12% of Bank Branch Network.

Sometimes you encounter magic in a bottle. Our partnership with SunTrust is one of those times. Last year SunTrust Banks became the first bank to make a major systemwide commitment to expanding the HOPE Inside model throughout its banking franchise, committing to 200...

HOPE Inside and SunTrust Banks Partnership: 200 Locations for HOPE Inside by Year 2020. 12% of Bank Branch Network.

Sometimes you encounter magic in a bottle. Our partnership with SunTrust is one of those times. Last year SunTrust Banks became the first bank to make a major systemwide commitment to expanding the HOPE Inside model throughout its banking franchise, committing to 200...

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