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 National Association of Urban Bankers.
Voted 2010’s Most Inspirational Chapter in the UFSC Western Region
Greetings from the President
Imagine a world where people don’t talk about money. Seems crazy right? In a time where so many people dream about big houses and fancy new cars, it’s hard to imagine a place where people don’t talk about money. The truth is, that “crazy” world where people don’t talk about money, is the world we live in. As a result of people not talking about money, there are a large number of people that don’t know about money.
We aim to change this. Our goal, our mission, our passion is to promote financial literacy in our community. We believe that when professionals from various backgrounds get together to promote financial literacy in our schools and in our community centers, we can change the world. We can break the cycle of debt that gets passed down from generation to generation. We can help people build wealth. We can build stronger communities.
Imagine a world where people talked about money. Imagine a world where we helped each other reach our dreams. Imagine a world where people shared their knowledge about financial literacy. This is the world that we want to live in. We believe we can get there and we would love for you to join us.
Michael W. Gartrell, Jr.
Urban Financial Services Coalition – Puget Sound Chapter