GIMBA: Addressing the Home-Ownership Gap in Indianapolis
Wednesday, May 18th @ 11:30am
Indiana Wesleyan, Room 108-110
Registration Fee: $20
As many of you are aware of, there is a home-ownership gap in our community that a large number of our members have been working on for a long time. The Greater Indianapolis Board has had several meetings about this since early January, and is proposing to help in this effort in multiple ways.
As such, you are invited to attend a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, May 18th, from 11:30AM - 1:00PM where this will be discussed. This will be at the Indiana Wesleyan Campus at:
3777 Priority Way South Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46240
The registration for this, including lunch, is $20.
Scott McKee, the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for First Merchants Bank will be our guest speaker at this luncheon. This division of First Merchants Bank focuses on access to banking for all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic demographics. Additionally, their corporate social responsibility spans across a four state area, with one of its key areas of focus being the advancement of home-ownership among people of color.
The format for this will include lunch at 11:30AM, followed at noon by opening statements by current GIMBA President Mikie Collins (Centurion Land Title), Vice President Navi Singh (Centier Bank), and Director Sheryl Taylor (First Merchants Bank). Following their comments, Scott McKee will be speaking, and we will finish up with time for Q & A with the speakers as well as for some of the attendees to share of what their company is doing now to address this.
This is a critical issue for the Indianapolis community, and the GIMBA leadership expects to be able to have a positive impact in both helping members in what they are doing, as well as independently as an association.