Today I was thrilled to accept a $5,000 personal commitment from Operation HOPE national board member Stephen Ryan, Esq, partner in McDermott, Will & Emery in Washington, D.C., for a partial HOPE Fellows scholarship for 2012-2013. The Stephen Ryan-Operation HOPE Fellow, once selected, will work in the Washington, D.C. office of Operation HOPE, alongside Jena Roscoe, chief of Government Relations and Public Policy for Operation HOPE.
A special thank you to director Stephen Ryan, Esq! We hope that countless others follow his lead in the weeks, months and years to come!
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John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass) the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama. Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum.