OFN member Baltimore Community Lending (BCL) recently announced former U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios as keynote speaker for their "Vision for a Better Baltimore" 30th Anniversary event, to be held on September 18.

Rios served as 43rd Treasurer of the United States and just completed her term as Visiting Scholar at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She is most recently known for initiating and leading the efforts to place a portrait of a woman on the front of U.S. currency for the first time in over a century. Upon her resignation in 2016, she received the Hamilton Award, the highest honor bestowed in the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

A graduate of Harvard University, Rios was selected as the first Latina in Harvard's 382-year history to have a portrait commissioned in her honor. Her personal passion includes EMPOWERMENT 2020, an initiative that facilitates the physical recognition of historical American women. She remains active in real estate finance and is consulting on several transformational projects in the Bay Area under her "RESCUE" initiative: Real Estate for Socially Conscious Urban Empowerment.

Learn more about BCL's "Vision for a Better Baltimore" event.


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