SHARING THE WEALTH
November 30 (Thursday)
Ed Mitzen, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and Jahkeen Hoke, business executive
7:00 p.m. — Conversation, Albany Black Chamber of Commerce, 141 Washington Ave. (Dove Street entrance)
[TICKETS REQUIRED] Visit www.albanyblackchamber.org
Ed Mitzen is the founder of Fingerpaint, a pharmaceutical marketing agency based in Saratoga Springs. His businesses have earned more than $1 billion. A believer in “intentional philanthropy,” Mitzen also co-founded the award-winning nonprofit Business for Good with his wife, Lisa. His new book is Wealthy and White: Why Guys Like Me Have to Show Up, Step Up, and Give Others a Hand Up (2023), a call to service for the privileged classes, and a manual for breaking down America’s caste system and addressing chronic social problems.
Jahkeen Hoke is the Chief Executive Officer of the Business for Good Foundation, Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer of 4th Family, and Co-Founder and Board Member of the Albany Black Chamber of Commerce. Raised by a single Mom in Albany’s South End, he oversees the daily business activities and long-term strategies of those organizations, teaches entrepreneurship to the proprietors of many start-ups and small businesses, and uses entrepreneurial skills to bring about meaningful change in under-served communities.