Regional Event in Arkansas

BankOn Arkansas+ Family Economic Resilience Summit

The Bank On Arkansas+ Family Resilience Summit is a virtual summit designed to discuss the economic impacts of COVID-19 on families, small businesses, and communities. Attendees will hear from national and local panelists and speakers who will share emerging lessons, tools, and resources to help support Arkansans as they navigate their own financial health and wellbeing during an unprecedented time.

Open to All

Hosted by Arkansas Asset Funders Network and Bank On Arkansas+


Who Should Attend

Bankers and members of financial institutions; representatives from nonprofit organizations; funders; state and local policymakers; employers; and other stakeholders across the financial security spectrum.



Panel Discussion: Building Household Economic Resiliency as a Result of COVID-19

Featuring Ray Boshara, Director at the Center for Household Financial Stability, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Dr. Karama Neal, President, Southern Bancorp Community Partners, Kathy Webb, Executive Director, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the financial health of people in America? This panel session will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable families and household balance sheets. A national assessment of the state of family wealth will set the stage for the discussion towards recovery and rebuilding of family and household financial stability after a pandemic or disaster.

Panel Discussion: ALICE in Arkansas

Featuring Rev. Shantell Hinton Hill, Equity Officer, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Laura Kellams, Northwest Arkansas Director, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

Our expert panel will present data from the Arkansas United for ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) report and focus on ways to proactively support policies that help ALICE households thrive and succeed, such as Asset Limit Reform, adoption of a statewide Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and Universal Basic/Guaranteed Income (UBI).

Keynote Conversation

Featuring Jennifer Tescher, President and CEO of Financial Health Network and Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp

Join us for an interactive discussion between Jennifer Tescher, President and CEO of Financial Health Network and Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp.



This event is made possible by support from our financial institution partners at Southern Bancorp, First Security Bank, and IBERIABank. Program support is provided by Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, and the Heart of Arkansas United Way.