Financial Beginnings Welcomes Tiffani Penson to its Board of Directors

Top Quote Penson elected to the nonprofit board at its quarterly meeting. End Quote
  • Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA (1888PressRelease) May 27, 2011 - Financial Beginnings, a Portland-based nonprofit that provides free financial education to children and young adults throughout the Pacific Northwest, announced today that Tiffani Penson was elected to its board of directors at its quarterly board meeting.

    Penson divides her time working for the City of Portland as bureau support manager for Mayor Sam Adams' Summer Youth Connect Program, as well as program manager for the Procurement Services Minority Evaluator Program. She has made Financial Beginnings an official partner of Mayor Adams' Summer Youth Connect program.

    "Tiffani's experience with outreach engagement programs and ability to manage community relationships will be a valuable asset to our board," said Melody Thompson, executive director of Financial Beginnings. "Her experience will be instrumental in helping guide Financial Beginnings as we continue to grow our programming in Oregon and Washington."

    In her spare time, Penson volunteers as an assistant basketball coach for the St. Andrew Nativity School seventh grade boys basketball team. She is also a member of the National Delegate Election Citizen Involvement Committee and the Boise-Elliott Elementary School Site Council.

    About Financial Beginnings
    Formed in 2005 and based in Portland, OR, Financial Beginnings is a nonprofit organization that provides multi-session courses, free of charge, to students and young adults throughout the Pacific Northwest through visits to their individual schools or community groups. The courses incorporate all aspects of personal finance to provide individuals the foundation needed to make informed financial decisions. More information is available at

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