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Jun 19, 2008
CFED Announces Levi Strauss Foundation Platinum Sponsorship Of Assets Learning Conference
Grant will support the upcoming national 2008 Assets Learning Conference in Washington, DC
Washington, D.C. - The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) announced that the Levi Strauss Foundation will be a Platinum Sponsor of the 2008 Assets Learning Conference. The 2008 Assets Learning Conference titled, ADVANCING AMERICA'S ASSETS AGENDA is expected to draw 1,200 attendees on September 11 - 13, 2008 to the Hyatt Regency Crystal City just outside Washington, DC.
Levi Strauss Foundation is awarding CFED a grant totaling $250,000 supporting a number of exciting events on the first day of the Conference as well as asset policy work on the state and federal levels.
"We are thrilled to count the Levi Strauss Foundation as a Platinum Sponsor of the Conference," said Andrea Levere, CFED President. "Levi Strauss Foundation was an early and important supporter of the assets movement and is generously supporting exciting events on the Conference's opening day."
The Foundation will specifically sponsor the Conference's Lobbying 101: Hill Visit Preparation session, the Opening Plenary, transportation and logistics for Capitol Hill Visits, the Capitol Hill reception, and a number of registration stipends.
"Levi Strauss Foundation is pleased to be part of the largest gathering of asset building practitioners in the nation" said Merle Lawrence, the Foundation's Senior Manager. "CFED is a recognized leader in the assets field and has a demonstrated track record of impacting the lives of lower-income people and communities across the country."
CFED (www.cfed.org) is a nonprofit organization that expands economic opportunity. It works to ensure that every person can participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the economy by bringing together community practice, public policy, and private markets. It identifies promising ideas; tests and refines them in communities to find out what works; crafts policies and products to help good ideas reach scale; and fosters new markets to achieve greater economic impact.
Established in 1979, CFED works nationally and internationally through its offices in Washington, DC; Durham, North Carolina; and San Francisco, California.
Levi Strauss Foundation (www.levistrauss.com) was founded in 1952 to lead Levi Strauss and Co.'s charitable giving. Today the foundation works to advance the human rights and well being of underserved people touched by the company's business by taking courageous risks and supporting innovative community partnerships. Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&CO.) is one of the world's leading branded apparel companies, marketing its products in more than 110 countries worldwide.