Financial Fortitude


National economic trends, such as unstable employment, the threat to Social Security as we know it, and the widening gap between wealth and poverty are the bases for the development of Financial Fortitude. Financial Fortitude is a process that will help program participants to set and define goals, develop a plan to achieve them, and to put the plan into action. The process serves as a blueprint to address all aspects of personal finances.

The Financial Fortitude initiative is comprised of ten components and provides a collaboration of information from the FDIC, the National Endowment for Financial Education and other well-known financial institutions.

Southfield Alumnae Chapter’s Financial Fortitude program seeks to increase the financial knowledge of those in our service areas primarily through economic symposiums which include but are not limited to choosing a financial strategy to assist the achievement of goals, learning how to read and challenge a credit report, and interactive forums for youth aged 12 -18 during Money Smart Week. The program partners with local churches, banks, and the state of Michigan to attract participants and presenters.

Announcement of events are made via press releases, social media, and the chapter website. For additional information, please contact