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.
Voted 2010′s Most Inspirational Chapter in the UFSC Western Region
Greetings from the President
On behalf of the Urban Financial Services Coalition – Puget Sound (UFSC-PS) Board of Directors and new leadership team, it is with honor and great pleasure that I extend greetings to our stakeholders, members, partners, sponsors, supporters, and friends. I welcome and encourage you to join us in our vision of “ensuring [sic] the full and equitable participation of people of color at all levels of the financial services industry.”
As we move forward enhancing our development processes as one of the twenty-three (23) chapters and affiliates of UFSC International (a well established pre-eminent financial services provider), we must always be mindful of the contributions of all who worked so hard to pave the way by laying the foundation for the success we enjoy today. To this end, we thank our strategic builders.
To Lizzie Evans, our Founder and immediate past President, thank you for a job well done. We cherish and embrace your innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. You will always be our Founder and Originator.
To stakeholders, partners, sponsors, supporters, and friends, thank you for believing in our cause and for all the support you have provided and continue to provide. Without your support and contributions, it would have been impossible for us to make such remarkable achievements toward the accomplishment of our mission in the short span of nearly four years.
To UFSC-PS members, thank you for the time, effort, skill, and talent you bring to our organization. It is because of your willingness to step forward and take on leadership roles that enables us “to be the pre-eminent financial services organization that provides professional development programs, support educational advancement, and promote economic empowerment for our [sic] members and the minority communities at large.”
As President, I am committed to continuing our growth and development, consistent with our vision and mission. Our continued growth and enhancements will be an outcome of strategic planning, collaborative effort, and teamwork. Considering the economic, financial, and social challenges we face today in America and in the world at large, we recognize that the road ahead will be difficult and challenging as we continue to press on, “Building the Coalition…One Member at a Time.”
Finally, as we map out the road ahead, the words of one of my Harvard professors come to mind. During a lecture in a post doctorate educational leadership institute, he stated, “There is no road-map for the future; you have to find your own way, and when you look back into the past you’ll see a road that will never again be traveled.” Stakeholders, members, partners, sponsors, supporters, and friends, “let’s keep traveling.”