DALLAS, April 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Populus Financial Group, Inc. and Ouro Global, Inc. (Ouro) have announced a $560,851 donation to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF). Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. NBCF was founded to fill in the gaps of cancer care, ensuring every woman has access and the information she needs to get through every step of her breast cancer journey.

During Pink Month, our ACE Cash Express (ACE) stores across the country decorated their stores in pink and raised over $197,000 for NBCF. Customers had the opportunity to make a donation to NBCF and for every $2 donation, customers received a “join us in the fight” pink wristband to show support for those who have suffered through breast cancer and to spread awareness of the importance of early detection.

As part of the Pink Campaign, each time a Flare Account® Pink Debit Card or Pink ACE Elite® Visa® Prepaid Debit Card is used, Populus Financial Group, Inc. and Ouro donate to NBCF1. This year, the contribution totaled the annual maximum of $350,000.

Populus Financial Group added NBCF as a Porte® #DoorToChange charity in the Porte app. Porte members simply select NBCF as their #DoorToChange charity, and at no additional cost, Populus Financial Group makes contributions based on card usage. This year, the contribution totaled $13,570.

Throughout the 17-year partnership, Populus Financial Group and Ouro have donated over $9 million to NBCF. The money raised provides mammograms and breast health services for women in need.

“We are proud to expand our relationship with the National Breast Cancer Foundation,” said Jay B. Shipowitz, CEO of Populus Financial Group. “Every year we continue to see how dedicated our customers and employees are to helping women on their breast cancer journey.”

“Populus’s long-term partnership has made a significant impact to our mission of Helping Women Now®,” said Janelle Hail, NBCF Founder & CEO. “In addition to the funds and awareness that they have raised over the years, their team has made an on-going commitment to volunteer their time and resources at our headquarters to pack HOPE Kits and write encouragement cards to women undergoing breast cancer treatment across the country.”

Populus Financial Group, Inc. and Ouro Global, Inc. donate a percentage of every purchase transaction made with the Flare Account® Pink Debit Card or the Pink ACE Elite® Visa® Prepaid Debit Card up to $350,000 per year to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.  

The Flare Account® is a demand deposit account established by Pathward®, National Association, Member FDIC, and the Flare Account Debit Card is issued by Pathward, N.A., pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Ouro Global, Inc. is a service provider to Pathward, N.A.

The ACE Elite® Visa® Prepaid Debit Card is issued by Pathward®, National Association, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Ouro Global, Inc. is a registered agent of Pathward, National Association. Card may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Use of the Card Account is subject to activation, ID verification, and funds availability. Transaction fees, terms, and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement for details.

Porte is a deposit account established by Pathward®, National Association, Member FDIC, and the Porte Debit Card is issued by Pathward, N.A., pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787. Card can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

About Populus Financial Group, Inc.
Populus Financial Group™ provides financial services through its family of brands including ACE Cash Express®, ACE Elite® Visa® Prepaid Debit Card, Flare Account® and Porte®. Populus Financial Group delivers a broad range of financial products and services including short-term consumer loans, card services, check cashing, money transfers, bill payments and money orders. Visit PopulusFinancial.com for more information.

About Ouro Global, Inc. (Ouru)
Ouro is a global, vertically-integrated financial services and technology company dedicated to the delivery of innovative financial empowerment solutions to consumers worldwide. Ouro’s financial products and services span prepaid, debit, cross-border payments, and loyalty solutions for consumers and enterprise partners. Since its founding in 1999 by industry pioneers Roy and Bertrand Sosa, Ouro products have processed almost a trillion dollars in transaction volume and served millions of customers worldwide. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with regional offices across the world. For more information, visit www.ouro.global.

About Pathward®
Pathward®, N.A., a national bank, is a subsidiary of Pathward Financial, Inc. Pathward is a U.S.-based financial empowerment company driven by its purpose to power financial inclusion. Pathward strives to increase financial availability, choice and opportunity across our Banking as a Service and Commercial Finance business lines. The strategic business lines provide end-to-end support to individuals and businesses. Learn more at Pathward.com.

About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, NCBF is Helping Women Now® by providing early detection, education and support services to those affected by breast cancer. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for 17 years, NBCF provides support through their National Mammography Program, Patient Navigation, breast health education, and patient support programs. For more information, please visit https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/.

Media Contacts
Lauren Windsor, Populus
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Ashley Miller, NBCF
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