Wide Angle Lunch Series: Ben Navarro

For tickets, please call (843) 823-9912 or click here.

Members $20, nonmembers $25

Ben Navarro is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Charleston-based Sherman Financial Group, but he is equally known for his other passion: education, and the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to attend a great school. His primary philanthropic venture is Meeting Street Schools (2008-present), a network of schools (independent and public) designed to bring college preparatory education to under-resourced students in South Carolina. With on-the-ground experience starting and running successful schools that serve some of the states most underserved communities, Mr. Navarro is committed to changing the future of education in South Carolina.

Before coming to Charleston, Mr. Navarro spent thirteen years in the finance and mortgage industries, working at Citicorp, Goldman Sachs and Chemical Bank, building upon his a B.S. in Finance from the University of Rhode Island. The son of former college football coach Frank Navarro and one of eight children, Mr. Navarro and his wife Kelly have four school-aged children and reside in Charleston.