Stockton, CA) Local Stockton non-profit agency Sus Finanzas is hosting a dinner at the Stockton Hilton on July 12, at 7pm. The dinner, dubbed “Fiesta & Finance” is to support local financial education to Hispanics, migrant farm workers and their families. The dinner starts at 7 pm with a no-host cocktail hour beginning at 6 pm. There will be Salsa Dancers performing and the opportunity to learn how to salsa dance by Yemaya Salsa Dance Company from Sacramento. Featured guests attending are, but not limited to, CEO of United Way Andy Prokop, Stockton City Council Members Moses Zapien and Michael Tubbs and Congressman Jerry McNerney.
“We are thrilled to have this fundraiser which will support our local financial educational classes here in San Joaquin County,” stated Leandro Vicuna, Founder & Board President of Sus Finanzas. “We have put a lot of effort into creating this innovative organization and getting it off the ground this past year. In 2012, Sus Finanzas has had over 100 graduates complete the educational component and over 15 graduates receive matching dollars for every dollar saved.” Vicuna created Sus Finanzas to fill the need of financial literacy and achieve financial inclusion within the Hispanic community. A financial planner himself with Community Bank of San Joaquin, Vicuna made Sus Finanzas a reality after working for his father, Guillermo Vicuna, and his award winning non-profit Su Salud.
“I had a wonderful teacher in my father to show me the importance of how solid educational programs can have in the minority community,” said Vicuna. “We want Sus Finanzas to do what Su Salud did for health care for the minority community.” The event will feature salsa dancers, information regarding Sus Finanzas and an informational program regarding its graduating classes. Individual tickets or sponsorship opportunities are available. Sus Finanzas provides a series of financial literacy courses from the FDIC Money Smart curriculum at no cost to participants who visit the California Human Development Agency for job and small business start-up training. As an added incentive, participants who complete all stages of the educational program and deposit funds in their savings account for a period of six months will receive a corresponding match up to a maximum of $250 via our Monetary Matching Program
Sus Finanzas is an innovative non-profit organization that provides free financial literacy courses and personal finance development programs to impoverished minorities in San Joaquin County via a series of interactive educational courses. Our enhanced financial awareness curriculum and follow up program is specifically designed to instill sound financial habits and monitor financial progress via an ongoing innovative impact study. For more information contact us at (209) 470-1250 or visit us on the web at www.susfinanzas.org.