Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Jeff Schmid Commemorates UFSC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration


UFSC recognizes legacy and partnership with the Federal Reserve in milestone event.

April 16, 2024

The Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) marked its 50th anniversary with a distinguished celebration held in Kansas City, Missouri, from April 10th to 12th, 2024. This event garnered notable attention as Jeff Schmid, the President of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, joined in honoring UFSC’s half-century of contributions to the financial services industry.

In his address to attendees, Schmid conveyed heartfelt congratulations to UFSC on reaching this significant milestone. He emphasized the pivotal role UFSC has played in fostering diversity and inclusion within the financial sector, highlighting the organization’s unwavering commitment to advancing the interests of minority professionals.

A poignant moment during the celebration occurred as Schmid paid tribute to Debra Bronston, a revered figure who served as a leader for both the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank and UFSC. Recognizing Bronston’s legacy, he underscored the importance of her contributions to strengthening the partnership between UFSC and the Federal Reserve.

As a gesture of appreciation for UFSC’s enduring collaboration, Schmid presented the organization with a Historic Marker to be prominently displayed at the Robert Guffey Theater within the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. This symbolic recognition symbolizes the deep-rooted partnership between UFSC and the Federal Reserve, highlighting their shared commitment to fostering diversity and equity in the financial services industry.

The event provided a platform for attendees to reflect on UFSC’s accomplishments over the past five decades and to envision the future trajectory of the organization. Schmid’s presence and remarks underscored the natural synergy between UFSC’s mission and the Federal Reserve’s objectives, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in creating a more inclusive financial landscape.

As UFSC looks ahead to its next chapter, guided by its founding principles of advocacy and empowerment, the organization remains committed to driving positive change within the financial services industry. The success of UFSC’s 50th anniversary celebration stands as a testament to the collective efforts of its members, partners, and supporters in advancing diversity and excellence in the field.

For more information about UFSC and its initiatives, visit UFSC’s official website at https://ufscnet.org.

About UFSC:

The Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the professional and personal growth of minority professionals in the financial services industry. Through advocacy, education, and community engagement, UFSC endeavors to create equitable opportunities and drive positive change within the sector.