How to Support

The work of the Council for Economic Education (CEE) is supported by business leaders and educators who are committed to improving economic and financial education in our nation’s classroom.

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What Can Your Dollars Do?

Every dollar of support to CEE is important.  Here are some examples of what your donation can accomplish:

$150 Supports one teacher to participate in CEE training in personal finance or economics. That teacher, in turn, will reach 50 – 150 students a year.
$500 Outfits a classroom with resources such as Financial Fitness for Life, a comprehensive personal finance curriculum for K-12 students covering important aspects of personal finance, such as earning income, spending, saving, borrowing, investing, and managing money.
$1,250 Provides a full scholarship for a teacher to attend CEE’s Annual Conference.
$5,000 Supports a teacher training workshop in general financial literacy, or on a featured topic, such as Teaching Financial Crises. CEE workshops routinely receive top ratings – last year over 95% of participants in NYC-based workshops rated them very good to excellent on quality of content and usefulness.
$10,000 Supports one state level competition as part of the National Economics Challenge for high school students.

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) hosts several signature events each year, which in various ways highlight outstanding educators, engage students, and create visibility for our mission – to educate K-12 students about economics and personal finance. These events all contribute to enhancing the reach and impact of that mission. Sponsorship opportunities are available for each of these events, which include: the Visionary Awards Dinner, the Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference, the National Economics Challenge, and Financial Literacy Month.

Ways to Give

Matching Gift Many employers will match your contribution as part of their corporate giving initiative. Contact your Human Resource or Personnel department for details.
Gift of Stock When you make a gift of appreciated securities, CEE benefits from the full amount and you do not pay taxes on the appreciated value. Consult your tax/estate/financial adviser, and CEE will provide details on making a transfer.
Tribute Making a gift in honor of someone special is a perfect way to recognize that person while supporting CEE. You can commemorate a milestone or celebrate a special occasion. An acknowledgement will be sent to the individual letting him/her know that you are honoring them in this special way. Making a gift in memory of a loved one is a meaningful way to remember someone special and having the satisfaction of knowing your gift will support CEE and its mission.
Planned Gifts To leave a lasting legacy for future generations, consider a planned gift. CEE is happy to work with you and your financial advisers to establish the appropriate gift.
Gift in Kind In addition to direct financial contributions, CEE also accepts donations of material goods or service to help move our mission forward.
Settlements We are a 501c3 and eligible to receive settlements as a result of regulatory actions. We then utilize these funds for improving financial literacy and economic education.


If you are interested in supporting CEE or want to learn more, please contact Tarnisha Smart, Director of Development at 212-730-6704 or

Contributions to the Council for Economic Education are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  The Council for Economic Education is a 501(c)3 corporation; the Federal Tax ID is 13-1623848.


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