John Hope Bryant
Founder, Chairman, CEO of Operation HOPE
John Hope Bryant is one of the most authoritative and compelling advocates for poverty eradication in America today.
Bryant is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, America’s first non-profit social investment banking organization and a leading national self-help provider of economic empowerment tools and services for the under-served and the wealthless. Since its founding in 1992, John Hope Bryant has raised more than $40 million in grant funding for his effort and more than $200 million in lending commitments for low-wealth homeownership and small business creation. As chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE John Hope Bryant works in active partnership with more than 250 banks, insurance companies, credit unions and corporations, along with government and community leaders, and directs the activities of nine non-profit Operation HOPE initiatives operating in nine states, 15 cities and the District of Columbia.