Stories of HOPE – Emily Gause

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow Emily Gause owes much of her success to the influence of her family. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Emily grew up inspired by her grandparents who still live in Ann Arbor to this day. “My dad’s parents were always my greatest...
Stories of HOPE – Lili Strachan

Stories of HOPE – Lili Strachan

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow Lili Strachan grew up in Florida understanding more about financial matters than the average kid. As the eldest child of two to immigrant parents from Colombia who barely spoke English, Lili had to know more than others her age. “I...
Stories of HOPE – Robin Gold

Stories of HOPE – Robin Gold

By Robin Gold, Vice President and Sonoma Branch Manager, HOPE Corps Volunteer  “I began my career in banking 30 years ago and have enjoyed living and working in Sonoma County. I joined Union Bank in 2011 and serve as the manager of our Sonoma Office. I was interested...
Stories of HOPE – Sandra Rolens

Stories of HOPE – Sandra Rolens

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow Sandra Rolens is committed to financial literacy and empowerment in more ways than one. To begin with, she has been a banker for 29 years. She has been with ANB Bank for 19 years and has held her current position as Project Manager...
Stories of HOPE – Angie Toney

Stories of HOPE – Angie Toney

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow Angie Toney knows a thing or two about finances. She was an internal auditor in the corporate world and is currently transitioning into entrepreneurship in the DC area. Her new business is Angel Financial Services LLC, an...
Stories of HOPE – Douglas Dillon

Stories of HOPE – Douglas Dillon

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow Douglas Dillon lives in Rockville, Maryland with his wife, mother, and two sons aged 14 and 11. He is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he received a B.A. in Economics. He...
Stories of HOPE – Cassandra Ilich

Stories of HOPE – Cassandra Ilich

By Jordan Hagedon, HOPE Corps Fellow  Cassandra Ilich is the AVP of Community Reinvestment and Fair Lending at Colorado Federal Savings Bank. She develops and runs the bank’s financial services, investments and loans to the low- and moderate- income families and...