Edgar Villanueva to Keynote From Poverty to Possibilities
United Way of Pierce County’s 7th Annual Summit on Poverty
From Poverty to Possibilities is Pierce County’s signature community summit that takes on barriers to economic equity. This year's event will be held in the Pavilion at the Hotel Murano. Last year we had over 250 community leaders and community members attend.
Our keynote speaker this year is Edgar Villanueva. He is an award-winning author, activist and expert on issues of race, wealth, philanthropy, and ESG Investing. Villanueva is the Principal of Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital and author of the bestselling book Decolonizing Wealth (2018, 2021). He advises a range of organizations including national and global philanthropies, Fortune 500 companies, and entertainment on social impact strategies to advance racial equity from within and through their investment strategies.
Villanueva holds a BSPH and MHA from the Gillings Global School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe and resides in New York City.
Pitch to Ditch Poverty Challenge - returns for the 4th year.
Who: United Way of Pierce County
What: From Poverty to Possibilities
When: November 14, 2023, 8 a.m. - noon
Where: Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway, Tacoma, WA
Thank you to this year’s sponsors,