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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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March 24th – 25th
Washington, DC

UFSC in Washington, DC!
Join us to hear what lawmakers, regulators and government leaders are doing to address the challenges within the financial services industry and how YOU can be part of the solution to overcome those challenges.

Tentative Schedule of Activities:

  • White House Briefing from Senior Leaders
  • Capitol Hill Briefing with Lawmakers from the Banking and Financial Services Committee
  • Federal Reserve Briefing with members of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Governmental Leaders Briefing and Round Table Discussions
  • UFSC Washington D.C. Interest Group Reception
  • U.S. Capitol Site Tour
  • Site Tour of the White House

Who Should Attend?
Bankers, Lawyers, Community Leaders, Financial Professionals, Governmental Employees

UFSC-Puget Sound Chapter 1st Annual Golf Classic


Date:  July 19, 2014

Time:  8:00 A.M. Shot Gun

Place:  TBA

1st Annual Golf Classic in support of the UFSC-Puget Sound Chapter Scholarship & Mentoring programs registration details are coming soon.

Proceeds from this golf tournament help to support scholarships to minority professionals and interns pursuing careers in the financial services industry.  Specifically 75% of the net proceeds will support our youth scholarships and Mark I Emerging Leaders Apprentice National Challenge programs. The FSC-PS Charitable Foundation was formed in February 2008 to support the programs of the UFSC-Puget Sound Chapter.  We rely on donations from family, individuals, corporations, and special event fundraisers help us to provide services to the underserved communities and low to moderate income households.  The FSC-PS Charitable Foundation is a tax-deductible 501 (c) 3 organization (EIN:26-1801775) and is comprised of all volunteer staff.

Your generous donations help us to continue to support the mission of the UFSC-Puget Sound Chapter in being the preeminent financial services organization that provides professional development, supports educational advancement, and promotes economic empowerment to our members and underserved communities at large.

For more details on additional sponsorship opportunities, submit an inquiry on our event page at . Make checks payable to the FSC-PS Charitable Foundation and mail to FSC-PS CF, Attn: Accounting, 2211 Elliott Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121.



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)

UFSC-Puget Sound Chapter History


The Urban Financial Services Coalition – Puget Sound Chapter (UFSC-PS) is a 501 C 6 non-profit organization of culturally diverse professionals in the financial services industry and related fields. Chartered on June 4, 2009, the organization is an affiliate of the UFSC formerly known as the NAUB.