Awards

Annamaria Lusardi Honored with William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award

Dr. Annamaria Lusardi, Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar in Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business, and Director of the Financial Literacy Center, will be honored with the William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award from the Jump$tart Coalition.

Lusardi is a CEE board member who has worked with us to promote economic education and financial literacy for all. She has participated on CEE panels including Financial Illiteracy: Educated Women Too? and Women and Financial Literacy: Evidence Across Countries. Lusardi provided guidance on the biennial Survey of the States and served on the Blue Ribbon panel for CEE’s soon-to-be-released National Financial Literacy Standards.

Congratulations to Dr. Lusardi for a well-deserved recognition. The William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award, named for Bill Odom, the former chairman of Ford Motor Credit Corporation, recognizes individuals who have made substantial, groundbreaking contributions to the promotion of financial literacy among students across the United States.

POSTED: March 4, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , ,

Economics Arkansas Wins Nonprofit Organization of the Year

Last fall Economics Arkansas was nominated as a Finalist in the Arkansas Business Publishing Group’s Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Economics Arkansas was announced as the winner in the Nonprofit category at the awards gala in Little Rock, AR last night. CEE is proud to have Economics Arkansas as one of the many local affiliates of the Council for Economic Education, training Arkansas K-12 teachers how to integrate principles of economics and personal finance into the classroom curriculum.

“Receiving this statewide award brings recognition to our mission, and affirms to the more than 800 who attended, how important economic literacy is to our state and to the nation,” said Sue Owens, Executive Director of Economics Arkansas.

Watch the video of Sue Owens at the Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards gala.

economics arkansas video Economics Arkansas Wins Nonprofit Organization of the Year

Read the full press release here.

POSTED: February 27, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , ,

Economics Arkansas named finalist in 25th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Economics Arkansas, an affiliate of the CEE network, has been named a finalist for the 25th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards in the Nonprofit Organization by the Arkansas Business Publishing Group.

The nomination comes on the heels of their 50th Anniversary—a milestone organization reached thanks to the contributions of the many educators, board members, volunteers, friends, communities and representatives from business, commerce, civics, labor and agriculture who have supported their efforts since 1962.

The nomination honors Economics Arkansas‘ mission to promote economic literacy in Arkansas.

Winners will be announced at an awards banquet on Tuesday, February 26, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, AR. You can read the full news release here.

Learn more about Economics Arkansas in this video:

economicsarkansas video Economics Arkansas named finalist in 25th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

POSTED: February 1, 2013 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , ,

PRWeek Announces 2013 Finalists, Including Burson-Marsteller and Discover Financial Services

PRWeek has announced the finalists for the PRWeek Awards 2013.

A group of more than 75 esteemed judges from across the public relations industry narrowed 800-plus entries to finalists in 35 categories. Christine Cea, Unilever’s marketing communications director, is serving as chair of judges for the awards program.

Burson-Marsteller and Discover Financial Services were nominated as a finalist in the Cause-Related Campaign of the Year category for Pathway to Financial Success: Bringing Financial Education to the Classroom.

CEE and Discover are working together to get financial education into high school curriculum. Discover launched the national program, Pathway to Financial Success, to raise awareness of the need for financial education, and to encourage its implementation in the classroom. As part of the program, Discover launched the public service announcement, supported by CEE, titled “Awkward Conversations,” (below) that humorously depicts the challenges parents have in talking to their teens about personal finance. The PSA drives consumers to www.awkwardconversations.org where they can find resources to get the financial education they need, at home and in the classroom.


awkward conversations video PRWeek Announces 2013 Finalists, Including Burson Marsteller and Discover Financial Services

POSTED: December 12, 2012 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Winners of “Save Out Loud” Contest

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign today named the four Grand Prize Winners of its nationwide “Save Out Loud” Contest, which captured savings stories from students and families across the country. Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios will pay a virtual video visit to the winners’ schools to recognize their achievements.

CEE’s President & CEO Nan J. Morrison was one of the official contest judges, along with Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States; Van Zeck, Commissioner emeritus, Bureau of the Public Debt, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Beth Kobliner, financial journalist and member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability; and David Mancl, Director, Office of Financial Literacy, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions; State of Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition Leader. Read more…

POSTED: December 12, 2012 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

2012 Visionary Awards Fireside Chat

Last October, CEE held its seventh annual Visionary Awards dinner honoring leaders who promote economic and financial literacy to create a better-informed society.

The evening featured a fireside chat moderated by Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Commodities Correspondent and Personal Finance Correspondent, who discussed the importance of corporate responsibility in personal finance education with the honorees:

  • The Honorable Sheila C. Bair, Former Chairman of the FDIC and currently a Senior Advisor at The Pew Charitable Trusts;
  • Karen Finerman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Capital Advisors and Panelist on CNBC’s Fast Money;
  • The Honorable Mel Martinez, Chairman of the Southeast & Latin America at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Chairman of JPMorgan Chase Foundation;
  • Duncan L. Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer and Director at NYSE Euronext. (John Merrell accepted the award on behalf of Niederauer).

Watch the 2012 Visionary Awards fireside chat below.

2012 Visionary Awards Fireside Chat 2012 Visionary Awards Fireside Chat

The 2013 Visionary Awards Dinner will be Tuesday, October 22 at The Pierre, New York.

POSTED: December 11, 2012 | BY: Leslie Rasimas | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

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