Wilmington Alliance’s annual Yes, Wilmington! fundraiser on March 18 will, like most events, be virtual this year. With a focus on equitable economic mobility, three national speakers will be featured, discussing topics like community growth and revitalization, income security and wealth accumulation for all.
The speakers will be:
- Samira Cook Gaines, the national partnership lead for Rising Tide Capital. Her work seeks to expand the opportunity for business education across the country through the Community Business Academy, a community-based entrepreneurship program.
- Andre Perry, a fellow at the Brookings Institution whose research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion. He is the author of the book “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities.”
- Lyneir Richardson, the executive director of the Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. He’s also the founder of Chicago TREND, a social enterprise that works with organizations seeking to better understand the trajectories of Chicago neighborhoods and invest in profitable retail projects that can drive transformative change.
General admission tickets for this fundraiser are $45.
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