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The Future of Building Wealth: Research, Policy & Action

Racial, gender, generational and educational wealth gaps have been large, enduring and exacerbated further by the pandemic. What can be done to address these inequities and offer pathways to building savings and wealth?

October 11, 2022
2–5 PM (CT)

Clark-Fox Forum
Hillman Hall
Washington University
1 Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130

Join the Social Policy Institute and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for an in-person event co-sponsored with the Center for Social Development and other partners: “The Future of Building Wealth: Research, Policy & Action,” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) on Oct. 11, 2022, with a reception following. The event included the co-editors of and select contributors to the book, The Future of Building Wealth: Brief Essays on the Best Ideas to Building Wealth—For Everyone. All attendees received a free copy of the book.

Two panel discussions featured several Future of Wealth authors and regional leaders putting these ideas into practice. The event concluded with a closing keynote reflection and a networking reception with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Speakers addressed:

  • The latest data and trends around wealth inequality in the United States;
  • Why the tax-filing moment is a golden opportunity to build savings and assets;
  • How Child Development Accounts can foster a future orientation and build lifelong assets;
  • An innovative community growth and “builders” program;
  • The promise of financial capability strategies for building stronger balance sheets; and
  • Cutting edge financial inclusion products and strategies.

This event took place at the Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall at Washington University in St. Louis.


Ray Boshara
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis

Ida Rademacher
The Aspen Institute

Ana Hernandez Kent
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis

Margaret Clancy
Center for Social Development, Brown School at Washington University

Jin Huang
Saint Louis University and
Center for Social Development, Brown School at Washington University

Michal Grinstein-Weiss
Social Policy Institute at Washington University

Salah Goss
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Lowell Ricketts
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis

Katie Milligan
Heartland Forward

Rebecca Thompson
Prosperity Now

Lisa Potts
St. Louis Regional Financial Empowerment Coalition

Faith Sandler
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

Mary McKay
Brown School at Washington University

Wole Coaxum


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