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Ride for CHANGE Ride for HOPE™​ Foundation

        "The issues we face are not black or white but American.

                           Together we can make a difference. 

                                      There is nothing we can't do"

                                              -Terry Hardy, Founder and CEO



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Ride for CHANGE Ride for HOPE Foundation

An evening of celebration, gratitute and respect for education advocates championing the cause of uplifting African-Americans through education.

Ride for CHANGE Ride for HOPE Foundation invite you to join us on September 8th for a special evening to celebrate and raise awareness and support for Chicago's youth.

Your generous support will help hundreds of students gain access to historically black colleges and universities from communities across Chicago while encouraging the motorcycle community and industry to follow our lead to Ride for CHANGE Ride for HOPE.



Helping our children become financially capable will ensure that they are well prepared to make smart financial decisions throughout their lives, and provide a foundation for the youth of today to be the vital contributors to our society and economy of tomorrow. Since 1977, the SIFMA Foundation's financial education programs have enabled more than 15 million students to better understand the capital markets, improve their saving and investing habits, and raise their standardized test scores in mathematics and economics, better preparing them for college and career success. 


2015: A Record-Breaking Year!

Thanks to our supporters, each of our acclaimed programs enjoyed a record-breaking year:

  • The Stock Market Game™: SMG went mobile in 2014 with iPhone, Android, and iPad apps, the first ever summer SMG competition, and an exciting increase overall in student, teacher, and school participation.

  • Capitol Hill Challenge™: For the first time, matched 100% of Members of Congress to schools competing in the Stock Market Game Capitol Hill Challenge in all congressional districts.

  • InvestWrite®: In its 10th anniversary year, recruited 3,300 industry professionals as volunteer judges - the highest number ever-and received 17,000 student essays.

  • Invest It Forward™: Industry-wide capital markets literacy campaign launched in April 2014 resulted in thousands of volunteers from hundreds of firms contributing tens of thousands of service hours to help students, teachers and communities better understand the capital markets.



  • Mr. Silas Purnell, Senior Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo & Company (posthumously)– for his leadership in the financial services industry and his long-standing commitment to financial education and the work of the SIFMA Foundation

  • Revie Sorey,

  • Mr. Henry Ray, President, Medgar Evers College - for his dedication to increasing educational access, including financial education, for students of all backgrounds.


  • Special Guest Speaker, Jesse Jackson, Sr., Arne Duncan, Former Under Secretary of Education, United States Department of the Treasury - on the critical need for youth financial education.

Mistress of Ceremonies

  • Mr. Art Norman, NBC 5 Reporter

Media Kit

Thanks to our many friends and supporters who have helped us reach new heights and millions of students and teachers nationwide. View the recent media coverage of our record breaking year! 


For further information please:

Call us at 773-220-2602
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