CFED thanks the many people whose support, guidance, advice, knowledge and patience were invaluable to this project.
Our gratitude goes to the great many expert researchers, advocates and practitioners who helped us identify the best data and/or shared their topical knowledge on policies:
Tarik Abdelazim, Frank Alexander, Kim Baughman, Cathy Beyda, Sabrina Blackett, William Brand, Mary Brooks, Louellen Brumgard, Christopher Caltabiano, Brian Carman, Megan Carolan, Carolyn Carter, Brandon Coleman, Jessica Curtis, Brooke DeRenzis, Lidia Fiore, Katryn Gabrielson, Melissa Goldberg, Shelby Gonzales, Phillip Gonzalez, Marie Hawe, Elizabeth Healy, Sharon Henderson, Joelle Hoeft, Sandi Jacobs, Nithya Joseph, Jessica Junke, Jan Kruse, Sara Leberstein, Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, Rick McHugh, Tina Morris-Anderson, Andrea Olson, Suzanne Parks, John Pelletier, Lauren Pescatore, Sarah Phillips, Vasu Reddy, Lauren Saunders, Robyn Smith, Joanna Smith-Ramani, Judy Solomon, Mike Solomon, Martha Somerville, Diane Standaert, Lisa Stifler, Jeff Tickle, John Van Alst, Geoff Walsh, Jessi Westerhold, Meg Wiehe, Elroy Willoughby, Chi Chi Wu and Martha Wunderli. Special thanks to Jon Haveman.
Our appreciation goes to those who served in 2015 on the Assets & Opportunity Network Steering Committee who provided guidance and overall direction on the Assets & Opportunity Initiative. The Network Steering Committee members include:
Christina Barsky (Consultant, Montana), Haidee Cabusora (The Financial Clinic, New York City), Lisa Forti (California Asset Building Coalition – Steering Committee Chair), Lucy Gorham (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill), Brent Kakesako (Ho’owaiwai Network, Hawaii), Mohan Kanungo (Mission Asset Fund, San Francisco), Bernie Mazyck (South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development), Robin McKinney (Maryland CASH Campaign), Margaret Miley (The Midas Collaborative, Massachusetts), Lucy Mullany (Illinois Asset Building Group), Kaye Schmitz (Florida Prosperity Partnership), Dave Snyder (Minnesota Asset Building Coalition), Jessica Sotelo (Partners for Prosperity, Idaho Asset Building Network) and Woody Widrow (RAISE Texas).
In addition, CFED thanks each of the Network Leaders who use the Scorecard resources to raise the visibility of financial security and opportunity issues across the country.
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard was made possible through the generous support of the Ford Foundation and Northwest Area Foundation.
A tremendous amount of CFED staff time and talent was devoted to the creation of the Scorecard. We are deeply appreciative of the contributions of the team of Roberto Arjona, Abi Azeez, Jennifer Brooks, Dara Duratinsky, Sandiel Grant, Kristin Lawton, Sean Luechtefeld, Jennifer Medina, Emory Nelms, Cameron Parsons, Solana Rice, Lebaron Sims, Jr., Marlysa Thomas, Samuel Weinstock, Holden Weisman and Kasey Wiedrich, as well as many other members of the CFED staff, current and former, whose assistance was invaluable. Special thanks to consultants Norman Black, Dave Kalbfleish and Amy Saltzman. The would not be possible without the support and leadership of CFED President Andrea Levere and CFED Founder and Board Chair Emeritus Robert Friedman.