The 2022/2023
ABIS Financial Coaching participants

ABIS Partners & Funders

JP Morgan Chase has been our first funders and partners for the ABIS Financial Coaching Program.  With a six-figure grant, we have been able to successfully kick off and complete the pilot/learning and development program with two universities, Hofstra University and St. John’s University.  In addition, ABIS is able to launch our second year program with TWELVE colleges and universities.  JP Morgan as partner is instrumental in the execution for year 2 as they will be facilitating a variety of workshops.  

The Association of African American Financial Advisors is helping us “shape the future” of Black student athletes at these twelve schools. We’re excited to announce that AAAA is now another supporter of the ABIS Financial Coaching program.  Their participation is also both financial and personal coaching for each collegiate athlete.  

Welcome AAAA to ABIS



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Gary Charles, CEO, ABIS
Executive Dir. of the
Financial Coaching Program
Gary.Charles24@Yahoo.com
917-319-5195

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Tricia Messeroux, ABIS
Program Director of the Financial Coaching Program
TMezz@TMezzcreative.com
917-697-3703

We believe that as students enter and participate in college sports, it is a critical moment to provide them with the information and skills they need to ensure their financial health during college and beyond. Student athletes are often given a significant sum of money to use for expenses throughout the year, like housing, meals, course materials and other essentials. However, for many of them, this is the first time they have been asked to manage their own finances. As with any college student, they may not understand what is essential and what is just something that they would like to have. Additionally, many Black student athletes may feel pressure to send some of that money home to support their family. Regardless of if these athletes remain in sports or go on to pursue another career, this is a crucial time for them to create wise financial habits that will help them in the future.