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UFSC 5th Annual African Americans Briefing for Financial Professionals

 Smart, Intriguing, Connected – Register now! Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) AA Briefing for Financial Professionals March 22-25.
Smart, Intriguing, Connected – Register now! Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) AA Briefing for Financial Professionals March 22-25.

Final registrations are now being accepted for the 5th Annual African American Briefing for Financial Professionals March 22-25, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

This innovative program will include White House briefing from senior leaders, Capitol Hill Briefing with Lawmakers from the Congressional Black Caucus and the Banking and Financial Services Committee, Federal Reserve Briefing, Governmental Leaders Briefing and Round Table Discussion, U.S. Capitol Tour. Discussions will include Big Data and Financial Services, The Power of the African American Consumer, Preparing for the Silver Tsunami, New Views on Community Reinvestment, Cyber Security Challenges and more.

Registration fee must be paid by 3/10/15 in order to remain on the registration list. Briefing for Financial Professionals Registration Fee Late Registration – $130. until March 17th. Register at

Suggested Hotel for registrants is Marriott SpringHill Suites Dulles Airport, 22595 Shaw Road Sterling VA at the UFSC preferred rate of $109.00 per night, before March 1, 2015.

Thank you,
UFSC Annual African American Briefing for Financial Professionals Planning Committee

How The Poor Can Save Capitalism

How The Poor Can Save Capitalism

How The Poor Can Save Capitalism

UFSC-PS Chapter 1st Annual Golf Classic


Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
Seattle, WA | InterBay Golf Center

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Join the Coalitions’ 7th Annual Scholarships & Awards Dinner Fundraiser


Date: May 10th
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where: World Trade Center Seattle

Keynote Address: “The Importance of Higher Education” by the honorable Mrs. Allynn Ruth, Project Manager, City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

  • Spectacular views in the Holland America Waterfront Dining Room
  • Extravagant Dinner Affaire with Live Music
  • Red Carpet Presidents’ Reception to the Silent Auction
  • Getaways to Tropical Vacations and Raffle Drawings
  • Priceless Autographed Inventory
Mrs. Allynn Ruth

2014 Keynote speaker Mrs. Allynn Ruth

Allynn D. Ruth is a native Seattleite and a proud graduate of Garfield High School and Seattle Pacific College.   She has been employed with the  City of Seattle for almost 40 years; ten years at the Seattle City Council, five years at the Department of Community Development and twenty-five years at the Department of Neighborhoods with the Neighborhood Matching Fund.  Allynn is a Bible School teacher and enjoys reading, skiing, travel and the music of Motown!!!!

Purchase your tickets today at or contact UFSC Chapter Secretary Meagan Crawford at for special seating arrangements. Apply for a scholarship today at

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Save the Date!


Join us for an “Evening of Persuasive Financial Spoken Word”

UFSC – Puget Sound Chapter

3rd Annual Collegiate Oratorical Competition


Friday, March 21, 2014

6:30 pm – Membership Mixer
7:00 pm – Oratorical Contest

American Pacific Mortgage
6100 219th St SW #300
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043


Every Final Contestant is a Winner!

1st Place – Paid Summer Internship @ Urban Properties

2nd Place – $100 Cash Award

3rd Place – Gift Card

The Chapter Winner will be rewarded a *FREE TRIP to the International UFSC 40th Annual Summit to compete in the Mark I Emerging Leaders Apprenticeship Challenge in Chicago, IL, June 1 – 8, 2014. All travel and hotel costs funded by US Bank.

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Look Who’s Hiring…HomeStreet Bank, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Bank of America, Urban Properties, US Bank, JPM Chase, Citi, Prudential, Verity Credit Union, KeyBank and more.

Oratorical contestants entering the competition will choose one of the four oratorical topics below to create their 5 to 10 minute speeches.

  • Civil Rights: Affirmative Action and Diversity
  • Housing Market Crash: Solutions, Programs and Initiatives to Stimulate the United States Housing Market and Decrease Foreclosures
  • The Effect of the Securities on Our Daily Lives
  • The United States Debt Issues

Contact UFSC-PS Chapter Executive Director Lizzie Evans at for entry details. Contestant entries are due by 5:00 pm on March 20, 2014.



Thinking of buying a home? Congratulations!
Now come find out what you really should know before you buy. The class is painless, fun and full of knowledge.

  • Steps to home ownership.
  • How much can you afford?
  • How to shop for a lender and real estate professional.
  • And more!

February 27th, 2014

World Trade Center
2200 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121

Karen Abbey
Real Estate Broker | Realtor
Coldwell Banker Bain

Rebecca Dravich
Mortgage Consultant
Homestreet Banks

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UFSC-Puget Sound Chapter 1st Annual Golf Classic


Date:  August 9, 2014

Time:  1:00 P.M. Tee Off

Place:  InterBay Golf Center

1st Annual Golf Classic for the UFSC-Puget Sound Chapter is here. REGISTER NOW at

Only $60 per player.  Limited to 40 players –  two-person teams. Lots of Win more in prizes than you pay to play.  Hole in One Prize. Eligible to enter the Las Vegas Championship. Register now and pay online via EventBrite at  or make checks payable to the FSC-PS Charitable Foundation and mail to FSC-PS CF c/o Regus, Attn: Accounting, 2211 Elliott Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121.

Proceeds from this golf tournament help to support scholarships to minority professionals and interns pursuing careers in the financial services industry.   We rely on donations from family, individuals, corporations, and special event fundraisers help us to provide services to the under-served communities and low to moderate income households.  The FSC-PS Charitable Foundation is a tax-deductible 501 (c) 3 organization and is comprised of all volunteer staff.

Sign up to be the Title Sponsor for only $5,000. For more details on Sponsorship opportunities, submit an inquiry to Tom Perry at  on our event page at  .



Open House & Ribbon Cutting Celebration

WTC East

The FSC-PS Charitable Foundation and the UFSC-Puget Sound Chapter are moving to a new office location effective August 1, 2013.  We are excited for this expanded office space which will better support our growing operations and serve our small business resource centre clients.


  • Wine & Cheese Pairings
  • Video and Music
  • Autographed Signature Silent Auction
  • Meet the NCGA Marketing Team and Register for Sept 28th 1st Annual Golf Classic
  • Raffle Drawings and Swinomish Casino & Lodge Giveaways

We would like to invite you to our Open House to tour our new office space and learn about some of our upcoming programs.  Please stop by anytime between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday, August 14th.

 Compliments of Southern Wine & Spirits of Washington

 Update your records with our new address: 2211 Elliott Ave, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121


UFSC Intercollegiate Oratorical Competition


2013 UFSC-Puget Sound Chapter and Western Regional Winner

Devin Anderson joined the public speaking community in September of 2009 as a senior in high school. As the youngest member of the Waikiki Toastmasters club, he had the opportunity to give numerous speeches and observe distinguished Toastmasters fine tune their skills. He has been a master of ceremonies at a dinner hosting a thousand guests and has led the Seattle University Toastmasters Club as President for the 2012-2013 school year.

Devin is a Seattle University undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science and also works in the schools IT Data Center. He aspires to be a network engineer and/or possibly an IT manager.

Outside of school and work, Devin enjoys inline skating, exploring the Seattle scene, and reading Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series.


Devin Anderson | Computer Science (Junior) | Seattle University | President | Toastmasters

New Member Mixer and General Meeting


Happy Hour Business Networking Mixer Thursday, May 30th

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Meet Sea Gal Gelly Lirio

Nutrition, Health and Fitness Solutions

100% non-smoking

Columbia Tower Club Open House (Hurry, limited to 10 Guests only)