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Jump$tart Stands Up for Financial Literacy Month 2014
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014…The Jump$tart Coalition announced today that it will join its national and state partners in April to "Stand Up for Financial Literacy,"the theme for this year's Financial Literacy Month.  A recent survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Jump$tart and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), showed that more than three in five families with kids under the age of 18 (62 percent) had talked about money matters within the past week.  Read the full release here.

Award-Winning Author and Editor Janet Bodnar to Emcee Jump$tart Coalition Annual Awards Dinner
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014…The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® announced today that nationally recognized expert on children’s & family finances, Janet Bodnar, will emcee its annual awards dinner on April 8, 2014 at the Renaissance Washington DC hotel.  Since 2009, Ms. Bodnar has also served as the editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Read the full release here.

New Model Standardizes Teacher Training in Personal Finance
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013…The Jump$tart Teacher Training Alliance (J$TTA) today announced the release of a new tool designed to strengthen and standardize training for classroom teachers in personal finance. The J$TTA Model will be available to qualified organizations at no cost and will be delivered as a tool-kit, which approved users will access through a private portal on the Jump$tart website. Read the full release.

Award-Winning Author and Syndicated Columnist Michelle Singletary to Emcee Annual Awards Dinner
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2013…The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® marks the start of Financial Literacy Month by announcing that nationally syndicated Washington Post Columnist Michelle Singletary will, once again, emcee Jump$tart’s annual awards dinner on April 23.  Known for her popular column, “The Color of Money,” Ms. Singletary also served as dinner emcee in 2011. Read the full release.

Jump$tart Coalition to Honor Senator Hagan; Dr. Lusardi,and Others at Annual April Awards Dinner
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013…The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® has selected U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) as the winner of its 2013 Federal Leadership Award. Senator Hagan, the keynote speaker at this event in 2010, was cited for her ongoing efforts to promote financial literacy at the state and national levels. Read the full release.

Jump$tart Coalition President Receives Financial Literacy Award

Washington, DC—Laura Levine, president & CEO of the Jump$tart Coalition® for Personal Financial Literacy has been awarded the Eagle Award from the Society for Financial Education & Professional Development (SFEPD).  Ted Daniels, president and CEO of The Society, announced the prestigious award during the organization’s annual conference at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC.  The award, which began in 2007, recognizes an entity or individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and made significant contributions to the field of financial literacy. Read the full release.

Experian public education leader elected to Jump$tart Coalition board of directors

Costa Mesa, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011 —  Experian®, the leading global information services company, in partnership with the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®, today announced Experian’s election to Jump$tart’s national board of directors, with Maxine Sweet, Experian vice president of public education, as its representative to the board. Read the full release.

Jump$tart Coalition Board of Directors Elects New Officers

Washington, DC—The Board of Directors of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® announced today that it has elected Ted Beck, president and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), chairman of the Jump$tart board. Mr. Beck succeeds Neil Milner of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, who has announced his retirement. Mr. Milner served as Jump$tart chairman for the past three years. Read the full release.

Jump$tart Receives Wealth Watchers Award
WASHINGTON, September 29, 2011 Washington, DC—The Board of Directors of the Jump$tart Coalition® for Personal Financial Literacy announced today that the coalition was the recipient of the 2011 “Wealth Watchers Financial Literacy Advocate Award”. The award, which began in 2007, recognizes an entity or individual who has made significant contributions to the field of financial literacy at a national level. Read the full release.

Jump$tart Coalition to recognize Chairman Bernanke, Senator Akaka, Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz and Others in April
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® will present Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke with its 2011 Federal Leadership Award this evening, in Washington, DC. This award recognizes Chairman Bernanke's leadership, contributions, and long-term commitment to the financial literacy effort, as well as many years of support to Jump$tart. Also honored will be U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, a previous winner of the Federal Leadership Award, and Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, president of Charles Schwab Foundation. Read the Full Release.

Jump$tart Coalition Board of Directors Elects New Officers

Washington, DC—The Board of Directors of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® announced today that it has elected Ted Beck, president and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), chairman of the Jump$tart board. Mr. Beck succeeds Neil Milner of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, who has announced his retirement. Mr. Milner served as Jump$tart chairman for the past three years. Read the Full Release.

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