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2015 Annual Awards Dinner

2015 Jump$tart Coalition Annual Awards Dinner

Plans are already underway for this year's Annual Awards Dinner. Mark your calendars now for April 22, 2015 and Save the Date for this year's gala! At this year's awards dinner the financial literacy community will honor U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Maxine Sweet, who recently retired as Vice President of Public Education at Experian, and the Montana Financial Education Coalition. Read the news release here.

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Once again, the event will be held at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, 999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. The reception starts at 6:30 and the dinner at 7:30 p.m.

At the dinner, Jump$tart historically recognizes one or two Federal Legislators of the Year—members of the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate who have demonstrated commitment and effectiveness in advancing financial literacy among American citizens and, especially, among our nation’s youth. (To see the criteria for the Federal Leadership award, please click here.) Previous honorees have included Senators Daniel K. Akaka (HI), Jon Corzine (NJ), Rick Santorum (PA), Michael Enzi (WY), Wayne Allard (CO), Robert Menendez (NJ),and Kay Hagan (NC) and U.S. Representatives David Dreier (CA), Judy Biggert (IL), Rubén Hinojosa (TX), Earl Pomeroy (ND) Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX), and Carolyn McCarthy (NY). In 2010, this award was expanded to include others in the Federal government and renamed—the Federal Leadership Award. The honorees have included Sheila Bair, FDIC Chairman, and Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education.

Additionally, Jump$tart presents the William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award, named for Bill Odom, the former chairman of Ford Motor Credit Corporation, whose vision of financial education laid the groundwork for the creation of Jump$tart and Jump$tart’s State Coalition of the Year Award for exemplary work by one of Jump$tart’s state affiliate organizations. The 2013 Odom Award winner was Annamaria Lusardi, Ph.D., Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar in Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business, and director of the Financial Literacy Center, a joint center of the RAND Corporation, Dartmouth College and the Wharton School.(To see the criteria for the Odom Award, please click here.

Photos from the 2014 dinner are now available--enjoy!                                                                                                           

Congressman Steve Stivers accepts one of two Federal Leadership Awards this year.

Ted Daniels and his family are all smiles after he received the 2014 Odom Award.

Janet Bodnar served as this year's emcee.

Mary Dyer accepted the State Coalition of the Year Award on behalf of the Maine Coalition.

Richard Cordray, Director CFPB, received one of two Federal Leadership Awards.

D-6, from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, performed during this year's dinner.

Wynne Lum and Danielle Campos, Bank of America, enjoyed this year's dinner.

Jump$tart staff posed after the dinner this year.

Kelvin Boston, PBS television personality, posed for a quick photo with Sharon Jones, GW Jump$tart Coalition.

Ted Daniels receives the coveted Odom Award from Loretta Abrams, HSBC.