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Jump$tart Awards

Recognizing Leadership and Outstanding Achievement in the Financial Literacy Effort

Annamaria Lusardi, Ph.D., the Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar in Economics and Accountancy at George Washington University School of Business and Director of the Financial Literacy Center, is the newest William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award honoree. Colorado Jump$tartthe 2013 State Coalition of the Year and U. S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) the 2013 Federal Leadership Award winner were also honored at Jump$tart's 2013 Annual Awards Dinner in Washington DC.  Neil Milner, former national Jump$tart Chairman and retired president and CEO of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, received the Chairman's Award from his successor, Ted Beck.

Annamaria Lusardi - 2013 Odom
Annamaria Lusardi, Ph.D.
Neil Milner 2013
Ted Beck, Neil Milner, Carlo Airdo

William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award

Named in honor of Bill Odom, former chairman of Ford Motor Credit Company, whose vision led to the creation of the Jump$tart Coalition. This award recognizes individuals for their significant contribution to financial education, their leadership, vision, and the length of their service to the financial literacy effort.

Annamaria Lusardi, Ph.D., 2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Sarah Duncan, and John W. Rogers, Jr., 2012

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, 2011

William E. Wilcox, 2010

Barbara O'Neill, 2009

Stanley Breitbard, 2008

Elizabeth Schiever, 2007 (posthumously)

Jane Schuchardt, 2006

M. Susie Irvine, 2005

Lewis Mandell, 2004

William L. Anthes, 2003

John E. Clow, 2002

H. Randy Lively, Jr., 2001

Rosella Bannister, 2000

William E. Odom, 1999

John Rogers receives 2012 Odom

John W. Rogers Jr. accepts the 2012 Odom Award on behalf of co-founders of the Ariel Community Academy, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his sister Sarah Duncan

2010 Odom Winner - Wilcox

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz receives the 2011 Odom Award and delighted dinner guests by rapping her acceptance.

Federal Leadership Award

Introduced in 2004 as the Federal Legislator Award, it initially recognized current members of the United States Congress who had demonstrated support for financial education and youth financial literacy. In 2010, the award was renamed the Federal Leadership Award to include non-elected leaders of the federal government.

Teskey (B/A), McClendon (Hagan), Beck
Kristy Teskey, SVP, Bank of America Foundation and Ted Beck, Jump$tart Chairman, present Senator Hagan's award to her aide, Shaniqua McClendon (center).
Neil Milner 2013
Jump$tart Chairman Ted Beck honors his predecessor Neil Milner, with help from HSBC VP Carlo Airdo.

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) 2013

U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-4-NY) 2012

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben S. Bernanke 2011

FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan 2010

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-30-TX) 2009

U.S. Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO) 2008

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) 2008

U.S. Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY) 2007

U.S. Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND-At Large) 2007

U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) 2006

U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-15-TX) 2006

U.S. Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) 2005

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-13-IL) 2005

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI)

U.S. Rep. David Dreier (R-26-CA)

State Coalition of the Year

Jump$tart’s State Coalition of the Year Award was first suggested by Dr. Lew Mandell, one of the Jump$tart Coalitions founding board members, and was introduced by Jump$tart in 2005. This award is an important recognition of the significant contribution of Jump$tart’s affiliated state coalitions and is an opportunity to show our appreciation for these grassroots coalitions, which operate almost entirely with volunteers.


Alderman, Juleff, Medley O'Donnell, J$ WA 2012 Rod Reed - Iowa - 2011 bank of america present State award


Colorado Jump$tart 2013

Jump$tart Washington 2012

Iowa Jump$tart 2011

California Jump$tart 2010

Tennessee Jump$tart 2009

Virginia Jump$tart 2008

Louisiana Jump$tart 2007

Utah Jump$tart 2006

Wisconsin Jump$tart 2005