Events

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.


Visionary Awards Dinner

The Council for Economic Education holds its annual Visionary Awards dinner to honor leaders who believe that economic education and financial literacy for all children promote a better-informed society. We would be delighted to have you join us—to have some fun trying your hand at a few National Economics Challenge questions, to meet our Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion award winners, and to hear from our honorees in a fireside chat format (no speeches!).

2013 honorees are:
The Honorable Alan S. BlinderFormer Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and currently Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and Vice-Chairman of Promontory Interfinancial Network
Joyce B. CowinTrustee, Teachers College, Columbia University
Steve LiesmanCNBC Senior Economics Reporter
David W. NelmsChairman and Chief Executive Officer at Discover Financial Services

Sponsoring the Visionary Awards provides valuable operating support to CEE, and offers your company high-profile visibility to over 300 business leaders, economists, and the media. Sponsorships range from $10,000 to $50,000. For more information, please visit the Visionary Awards page.


Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference

The Council for Economic Education’s Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference is an annual gathering, bringing together K-12 teachers, college and university professors and Federal Reserve partners to share and exchange ideas and information. We typically engage over 500 attendees from across the country, including about 250 classroom teachers (in 2013, 38 states were represented). The conference is held in early October and hosted by CEE’s national office and one of our local state councils.

The conference features a diverse selection of presentations, workshops and events to enable educators to raise the levels of economic and financial literacy among K–12 students. It also features the latest in curriculum development, instructional materials, teaching strategies, new programs and best practices; outstanding speakers on current economic and financial topics; hands-on technology education sessions; and networking opportunities. Teacher roundtables to discuss shared issues, accomplishments, challenges and opportunities are always a highlight, as are our National Teacher Awards.

Sponsorships range from $5,000 to $50,000, and help us keep registration costs reasonable for the educators. For more information, please visit the Annual Conference page.


National Economics Challenge

The National Economics Challenge is the only national competition of its kind. It enables high school students to apply their knowledge of economics in a fun, challenging, and rewarding contest. The Adam Smith Division is for students enrolled in advanced placement economics or international baccalaureate programs and the David Ricardo Division is for students enrolled in one semester or less of general economic courses to make it widely accessible to many students. State-wide competitions are held and the top four teams in each division come to New York City in May for the National Economics Challenge Finals. In the final rounds, the students answer rigorous questions on microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and current events. The format includes a written exam, critical thinking and quiz bowl rounds.

In 2013, a record breaking 10,200 high school students from 40 states competed, almost 50% year-over-year growth from 2011.

Sponsorships range from $25,000 to $100,000. For more information, please visit the National Economics Challenge page.


Financial Literacy Month

During April, the Council for Economic Education focuses on promoting Financial Literacy for K–12 students through coordinated outreach and events at the national and state levels. CEE works with state affiliates across the country to organize and conduct policy events ranging from a luncheon at the state capital to a full day Financial Literacy Summit. These events bring together leaders in the education and policy fields to address the need for strong standards and course requirements as a basis for enhanced financial literacy for all students. In addition, CEE senior staff actively participates in 8-10 events conducted by other major organizations such as the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. Congress, U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In 2013, CEE plans to organize a national “district advocacy” week in which our affiliates will conduct specific local outreach activities with their Members of Congress.

To highlight these activities, CEE conducts a multi-media PR campaign in coordination with state affiliates throughout the month of April. The campaign includes guest blog posts from state and national government, business leaders, high profile academics, award winning teachers, and other non-profit leaders. For 2013, there was a 43% increase in unique visitors to CEE in April over March 2013

Sponsorships range from $5,000-$50,000 and are available for both national and state events. For more information, please visit the Financial Literacy Month page.


If you would like additional information on the sponsorship opportunities mentioned above, please contact Cathy Levy, Vice President of Development, at 212-730-5658 or clevy@councilforeconed.org.

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