Dedicated financial planner and Arete Wealth Management, LLC licensed investment advisor Leslie Goldstein leads Personal Financial Strategies, Inc., in Illinois as its CEO. Dedicated to supporting his community, Leslie “Les” Goldstein of Arete Wealth Management, LLC, serves on the Board of Directors of the Always Giving Back Foundation (AGB Foundation).
Dedicated to inspiring minority youth, rewarding motivated students, and supporting families in need, the AGB Foundation prepares the next generation of the workforce. This is accomplished through the organization’s many programs, including Family First.
Family First works on closing the racial wealth gap that was noted by the Federal Reserve in 2017. According to the 2017 report, white households across the United States have roughly 10 times the wealth of black households. Toward this end, the program hosts quarterly seminars for young minority professionals. These seminars focus on various financial and business topics and include CEO panels, financial literacy basics instruction, a love and business workshop, and a young professional panel.
In addition to these panels, Family First provides direct assistance to families of color. These families are often going through a crisis and are unable to provide essential items to their children for school or during the holidays. Family First fills this gap and provides gifts and other supplies to children that their family would otherwise be unable to afford.