“Dana is an extraordinary human and leader…creative, empathetic, committed, community-minded, generous, big-hearted, and smart as smart can be. I love working and playing in this world with Dana.”
—LESLIE CHIHULY, PRESIDENT & CEO OF CHIHULY STUDIO
Her father, Gerald, built the family’s estate one rental property at time, raising her with privilege, while simultaneously tearing down the emotional state of the Frank women. But as long as she followed his tortured rules, she would not want for anything.
Her story is about what happens when you leave the safety of privilege and go on to create massive generational wealth through perseverance.
While many black families share this experience, Dana Frank is the first prominent voice to highlight this critical wealth dynamic.
About the Book
When it comes to money, most of us believe that our upbringing dictates our financial future. For decades, the black experience has largely been restricted by rampant poverty, inequality, and hard limits imposed by those in power, preventing the accumulation of wealth for many.
Countless memoirs detail the lives of struggling black families that scrimp and save to get by until a stroke of luck changes the narrative. The opposite is true for Dana Frank.
Dana grew up in her family run real estate investment firm in Seattle, Frank Enterprises. Twenty-five years ago, she became the General Managing Partner of the company—now named The TD Frank Family Properties—and she continued to expand their investments with prime real estate properties in Washington state and Arizona.
Dana has been honored with her properties being featured as the Seattle Times Home of the Week and recognized for her work to assist low-income families in finding housing. In March 2016, Dana and her mother/partner Theresa Frank were featured on the cover of the Seattle Times in a story titled “Persistence Pays” which shared their journey as long-term landlords in the transitional Central District.