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Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Ilyce Glink to Speak at Second Annual CCCS Purses with a Purpose
Award winning personal finance, advice and real estate columnist to provide colorful insight on the state of women and finances at October 18 event in Dallas
Dallas - September 6, 2011 - Women's financial literacy will receive another boost this fall with the second annual Purses With a Purpose event hosted by Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS). Ilyce Glink, author, television reporter, talk show host and award winning columnist for CBS Moneywatch, will be the featured speaker and Gloria Campos, WFAA evening anchor, is again serving as the event's honorary chair and mistress of ceremonies.
Haynes and Boone LLP
Bank of Texas
MGM Printing Services, Inc.
Chapman Hext and Co., P.C.
Purses With a Purpose is a silent auction and ticketed event that raises money to underwrite community outreach and financial education classes for low income women taught by CCCS at domestic violence shelters; area legal clinics; child care centers; job re-entry and training programs. The event will be held at the Samuel Lynne Galleries in the Dallas Design District on the evening of Tuesday, Oct.18 from 6 - 9 p.m.
"It is imperative that women in Dallas are fully equipped with the tools necessary to help avoid or manage a financial crisis, and CCCS is on board to prepare them to weather any financial storm," said Todd Mark, vice president of education for CCCS of Greater Dallas. "By hosting this entertaining and informative evening, we are able to expand our reach, as well as spread the word about the importance of financial education for women. We are so excited to have such a well-versed personal finance professional in Ilyce Glink to help families learn how to take control of their finances in this turbulent economy."
Tickets for the event are $50 per person and can be purchased through the CCCS website at www.cccs.net. Current event sponsors include:
Jones Day LLP
Friends of Consumer Freedom
Debra V. Bradley
M. Delene Gilbert, CFP
Alan P. Yonack, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Kathaleen Bauer CLTC, Allegiant Wealth Management
Cecilia and Garrett Boone
BNYMellon Wealth Management
Plains Capital Bank
Gemma Descoteaux, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Thompson & Knight Foundation
Tolleson Private Bank
The Almy Law Firm PLLC
Tom Heslep, SharePlus Federal Bank
Sharon S. King
Gary Morris, Morris Financial Services
Vicky Teherani, Rolland Safe LLC
For information about silent auction donations or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sharon King, vice president of development for CCCS of Greater Dallas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-540-6813.
About CCCS of Greater Dallas
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, Inc. is a nonprofit, community based credit counseling and debt management service. Established in 1974, CCCS of Greater Dallas and its affiliate offices provide financial education and counseling to consumers in-person, by phone, or Internet at more than 20 locations in four states. CCCS of Greater Dallas is a HUD-approved housing counseling multi-state organization and serves as one of seven counseling agencies supporting the 888-995-HOPE Hotline. The agency is also a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the nation's largest and longest serving national non-profit credit counseling network. To learn more about CCCS of Greater Dallas' free seminars or the agency's services, visit www.cccs.net or become a fan of CCCS of Greater Dallas on Facebook to receive updates on agency events and offerings.
About Ilyce Glink
Ilyce R. Glink is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, television reporter, radio talk show host and bestselling book author. Her syndicated column, Real Estate Matters, appears in more than 100 newspapers and Web sites, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free Press, and the Wilmington News Journal. She hosts "The Ilyce Glink Show", on Sunday mornings for Newstalk 750 WSB, in Atlanta. Her new, all-video site, ExpertRealEstateTips.net features more than 300 videos dealing with all aspects of real estate and personal finance. She is the author of many books on real estate and personal finance, including her bestselling book, 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask (3rd Ed.). Her latest book is Buy, Close, Move In! For more information on Ilyce Glink, please visit www.thinkglink.com.