More than 34 million people in the U.S. live below the federal poverty level. One man is on a mission to change that.
Wes Moore, bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore, The Work, Discovering Wes Moore, and This Way Home, and CEO of Robin Hood Foundation – New York City’s largest anti-poverty organization joins us to discuss the topic of philanthropy. To date, the Robin Hood Foundation – which Wes Moore has led since 2017 – has raised over 3 billion dollars in funding and bestows $120 to $140 million annually to 250 of New York City’s top poverty-fighting non-profits. Although the grants are vitally important, Moore believes that money alone is not enough to eradicate poverty in a meaningful way. Moore believes that to restore our cities and lift families out of poverty we need a multifaceted approach that includes an innovative and authentic collaboration between the non-profit sector, the business world, and the government.
In this informative and engaging session, Baltimore-natives Eric Becker, Cresset Founder and Co-Chairman, and Doug Becker, Cresset advisory board member and Founder and Chairman of Cintana Education lead the conversation with Wes Moore to address the daunting task of rebuilding our cities – made more challenging due to the mountain of obstacles faced in the wake of COVID. Through the lens of Wes’ personal journey rising up from the brink of poverty and his experience as a leader in philanthropy, he shares his vision for the specific and immediate actions that business leaders, philanthropists, and policymakers can take to make our cities and communities more resilient.