Racial Inequities in Washtenaw County and Mitigation Opportunities

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Pam Smith - President and CEO of United Way

Join the members of the Washtenaw Estate Planning Council for an in-depth look at how racial inequities effect thousands of people every day in our County and what the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) is doing to battle the effects of racism, poverty and trauma. Learn more about equitable impact investing, how UWWC strives to advance the economic well-being of people Asset-Limited, Income Constrained and Employed (ALICE); reduce reliance on predatory financial practices in Washtenaw County neighborhoods; and increase opportunities for individuals and communities to increase their economic asset base through education, coaching, and practice. How can Estate Planners get involved to make a lasting change that will help our community thrive? Listen in to find out!

Pamela Smith has been the President/CEO of the United Way of Washtenaw County since 2012. As a nonprofit executive she is dedicated to strengthening the community through philanthropy, collaboration and community engagement. She has more than 25 years of experience in Management, Communications and Nonprofit administration

Her vision and leadership guides the Equity, Diversity and Justice work of the United Way of Washtenaw County.

 After moving here from Colorado she began her local nonprofit work at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. She has served on local nonprofit boards, as a UM guest lecturer, and on local advisory teams. Ms. Smith has extensive experience in marketing, training and workforce development. Her development and fundraising skills have made her keenly aware of the intricate balance of the diverse needs within the Southeastern Michigan community.

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