Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics "Make it Rain" by Vercie Lark

Monday, October 8, 2018, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Millett Atrium
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The Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center and the Black Student Union will host:

Recently retired business executive and multimillionaire Vercie Lark wants to help others ‘Make It Rain’

Author offers no-nonsense approach to helping readers accumulate wealth in new self-help book

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — According to author Vercie Lark, one thing is clear: Too many hardworking Americans are struggling to make ends meet and accumulate enough money to retire with financial stability. In his new self-help book “Make It Rain: Increase Your Wealth & Financial Security” (published by Balboa Press), Lark offers readers a practical, easy-to-use guide to help people make informed decisions and accumulate more wealth to support their long-term financial needs.

Lark draws from his own experience to provide insights and examples demonstrating how effective solutions can be. From advice on setting goals to lessons on how to make wise investment decisions, “Make It Rain” features a plethora of tips to help readers avoid financial ruin in their own pursuit of the American dream.

“Millions of low, middle and upper middle income Americans are working hard each day but they are not savvy about investing or have fear of investing,” says Lark. “Learning how to successfully manage their money and invest wisely to build wealth is the best way to enable more Americans to lead better lives, provide better care for their family, and hopefully share some of their wealth with others so that we improve the overall living conditions for people throughout our country.”

About the Author

Vercie Lark, retired executive vice president and head of DST Systems Financial Services business with revenues of approximately $1 billion, was accountable for providing industry leading products and services to asset management, brokerage, retirement, banking and insurance investment firms throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. While working for several Fortune 500 firms over the past 35 years Lark also owned or invested in various small businesses including an online clothing business, an early stage technology company, a restaurant, multifamily real estate, and a well-known gasoline and convenience store to provide additional income and increase his family’s wealth. Lark has a passion for helping others through philanthropic gifts, volunteering, mentoring and serving on non-profit boards. Lark currently serves on the Kansas City, Kansas, Black Chamber of Commerce Board, Avila University Board of Trustees, and Wright State University Computer Science and Engineering Advisory Council. Lark previously served as a board member for Prodapt Americas, Boys and Girls Hope of Kansas City, Missouri, and The Family Conservancy. Lark is an alumni member of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum and the Kansas City, Missouri, Chamber of Commerce Centurions program.

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