OUR PURPOSE:

To convene individuals and organizations with the desire to leverage their talent, resources, and passion to improve the prosperity of Florida’s families.

OUR VISION:

That ALL Floridians have equal opportunities to attain financial stability.

OUR MISSION:

To engage, through a statewide collaboration of organizations that are holistically focused, in providing life-enhancing services to Floridians.

 
News & Events


ALL That Jazz 
5th Annual FPP
 Training Conference!
 

In honor of its 5th anniversary, the Florida Prosperity Partnership State Training Conference was all new--new topics, outside-the-box workshop offerings, and speakers from, literally, all over the world. Back by popular demand, former Florida CFO Alex Sink shared news with us from her new organization, Florida Next Foundation and Ray Boshara--an FPP favorite from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis--talked to us about an all new topic, "The Rise, Fall, and Future of the U.S. Family Balance Sheet." We will also hear from state speakers Tami Torres, Deputy CFO for the State of Florida, and Robin Warren, Florida Council on Economic Education; national speakers Gail Hillebrand, Associate Director of Consumer Education and Engagement at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Russell Krumnow, Grassroots Manager at Opportunity Nation; AND an international speaker, Dr. Dong-Ho Jang, from Namseoul University in Seoul, South Korea, who spoke to us about taking steps for debt reduction in South Korea. These great speakers, a Poverty Simulation by the University of Florida IFAS, and a wonderful workshop schedule all added up to a magnificent conference! 

 

The theme was a play on a quote by famous jazz musician, Thelonius Monk, who said that "The philosophy of jazz represents tolerance, teamwork and inclusion. That's what America is about. The music reflects that." The FPP believes that our collaborative network is like jazz, which starts from a solid structure and then moves back and forth between melody and improvisation, with solos and harmonies--where everyone has a moment to shine, but at the same time supports the whole. The Florida Prosperity Partnership is the essence of Thelonius Monk's jazz description, thanks to its members!

for a presentation
from the Conference 

 
Fourth Annual
FPP State Conference
Mission:possible
 
to view a presentation from this conference! 
 
 
 

 

3rd Annual FPP State Conference

                                      
Plenary speakers
 
 Ray Boshara, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
 Tasha Carter, Office of the Florida CFO
 
Michael Gutter, Ph.D., University of Florida IFAS
 
 
Secretary David Wilkins, Florida Department of Children and Families
 
Todd Young, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
 
Louisa Quittman, U.S. Department of the Treasury
 
Nancy Lascheid, Neighborhood Health Clinic
 
Linda Brost, National Ways to Work
 Dawn Lockhart, Family Foundations
 
 Ellen Stoffer, United Way of Tampa Bay
 
 








George Sheldon, Secretary, Florida Department of Children and Families, Tallahassee, FL
Jackie Lynn Coleman, Senior Director of the National Community Tax Coalition as well as Vice President of National Programs for the Center for Economic Progress, Chicago, IL
Leigh Tivol, Program Director for Savings and Financial Security at Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), Washington, D. C.
Kelly Edmiston, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, MO
Laura Scherler, Director, Income Capacity Building at United Way Worldwide, Washington, D.C.
Sarah Bainton Kahn, Program Manager, Early Childhood and Family Economic Success, Institute for Youth, Education & Families, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Johnette Hartnett, Director of Research and Real Economic Impact Tour, National Disability Institute, Washington, D.C.
Dawn Lockhart, Chair, National Foundation for Credit Counselors, Jacksonville, FL

On March 10, 2010, an historic meeting took place at the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee – the first ever Florida Prosperity Caucus, led and hosted by House Deputy Democratic Whip Alan Williams (D, District 8), with an audience of approximately 55 legislators and FPP members. It was the initial meeting of an ongoing effort to bring issues of importance for low-to-moderate income people to Florida legislators.
At that meeting, the audience heard a presentation from the Corporation For Economic Development (CFED) about the Florida Opportunities and Assets Scorecard and from Karl Nurse, St. Petersburg City Council Member and lead advocate for Bank On St. Pete. Representative Williams introduced the legislators who attended and invited them to address the group. The next meeting is being planned for sometime in May or June.
The following legislators signed up to be a part of the caucus: 
REPRESENTATIVES: 
Alan Williams, Democrat, District 8, parts of Leon, and Gadsden Counties
Mary Brandenburg, Democrat, District 89, part of Palm Beach County
Adam Fetterman, Democrat, District 81, parts of Martin and St. Lucie Counties
Elaine Schwartz, Democrat, District 99, part of Broward County
Yolly Roberson, Democrat, District 104, part of Miami-Dade
Mark Pafford, Democrat, District 88, part of Palm Beach County
Anitere Flores, Republican, District 114, part of Miami-Dade
Oscar Braynon, Democrat, District 103, parts of Broward, Miami-Dade Counties
Dwight Bullard, Democrat, District 118, part of Miami-Dade County
Mia Jones, Democrat, District 14, part of Duval County
Franklin Sands, Democrat, District 98, part of Broward
Richard Steinberg, Democrat, District 106, part of Miami-Dade County
Bill Galvano, Republican, District 68, parts of Hillsborough and Manatee Counties
Perry Thurston, Democrat, District 93, part of Broward
Peter Nehr, Republican, District 48, parts of Pasco and Pinellas Counties
Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, Democrat, District 9, parts of Gadsden, Jefferson, and Leon Counties
Ritch Workman, Republican, District 30