Tie Odom - Director of Philanthropy
"I learned early on that making more money without proper education and management could leave even the highest-earning individuals living paycheck to paycheck. I didn't want that for myself, and I knew I didn't want to teach my son to make money but not know how to manage, grow, and sustain his financial life. I've been taught many things about money that shape my mindset and behavior. When I began to understand that the more I strategically manage money, the less it controlled me, and the more confidence I gained in my financial toolbox. I come from a family of hard workers and admire their work ethic, but I also recognize the unfortunate cycle they lived of hard work, small returns, and never-ending bills. I knew I needed to control my income to create a life not riddled with the cycle of the working poor. Financial education is the vehicle that changed the trajectory of my life, and I want that for other people."
Tie works with foundations, corporations, and individuals to build relationships, secure funding, and strengthen community collaborations that push the Financial Beginnings mission forward.