CFED President, Andrea Levere, to Speak at Culture of Savings Luncheon

The Collaborative is excited to announce that Andrea Levere, President of the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), will speak at its 2014 “Culture of Savings” luncheon on Wednesday, 15 October at Noon at the Hyatt Raleigh West.


Andrea Levere has led CFED as its President since 2004. Based in Washington, D.C., CFED is a national nonprofit organization with the mission of building assets and expanding economic opportunity for low-income people and disadvantaged communities through matched savings, entrepreneurship and affordable housing. The luncheon will focus on the importance of financial empowerment for individuals and families, in particular low-income households, through programs and policies that enable working families to save and become financially secure. Levere will highlight national asset-building innovations, and ways to get involved at the community level with the asset-building movement.


“It is more difficult than ever for poor families to move up the economic ladder,” says Donna Gallagher, Executive Director of The Collaborative. “The American dream of homeownership, sending your kids to college, and saving for a dignified retirement remains out of reach for thousands of North Carolinians. Andrea Levere is a national leader in expanding economic opportunity and building a more stable financial future. We are delighted that she will be in Raleigh to educate and encourage North Carolinians, as our families continue to struggle financially since the Great Recession.”


The Collaborative’s luncheon is free and open to the public. Community members, partner agencies, educators and policymakers are encouraged to attend. Space is limited so reservations are required.


Interested attendees should visit to register or call 919-212-4267 for more information about the luncheon.