The Featherstone Foundation annually hosts “Mi Dinero, Mi Destino,” Baltimore’s only Spanish-language financial empowerment conference. In its fifth year, the free event brought together vibrant cultural arts, festive music, financial education and community resources.
Our event provides participants with practical skills to help shape critical personal finance decisions. With seminars on budgeting, savings, credit, identity theft protection and home buying, the program provides the Latinx community with the know-how, tools and best practices to make informed personal finance decisions.
We are delighted that the conference has attracted phenomenal keynote speakers over the years.
- Maryland’s Deputy Secretary of State Luis E. Borunda, the first Hispanic to serve in that role, provided the keynote address.
- Commissioner Antonio P. Salazar, Maryland’s top financial regulator who oversees the 45 state-chartered banks, credit unions, and trust companies along with the over 14,000 non-depository institutions with assets totaling over $300 billion, also provided remarks.
- Alan Torres Tovar, head of community affairs, of the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico, provided remarks.
- Catalina Rodriguez-Lima, director of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Daniel Jones, partnership specialist, U.S. Census Bureau, highlighted local and national Census 2020 efforts.
- The Baltimore-based Mexican Folklore Group, Bailes de Mi Tierra, performed a series of traditional dances for attendees.
State officials designated October as Maryland’s Financial Literacy Month. Our annual event attracted the Charm City’s growing Spanish-speaking community with eight workshops, more than 15 exhibitors, a fun family environment and a stellar speaker lineup. We are thrilled to report that the event attracted an audience of 100 attendees including 40 children.