Jump$tart Coalition Press Releases

2017

ICBA and Jump$tart Coalition Provide Money Management Tips for Teens
Washington, D.C. (August 24, 2017)—As summer comes to an end and America’s high school students get ready to hit the books, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the nation’s community bankers and the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy want to put students on the path toward financial proficiency. Full release

‘Hill Day’ Illustrates Importance of Financial Literacy
Jump$tart Coalition Annual Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill featuresHonorary Co-Hosts, U.S. Reps. Steve Stivers and Joyce Beatty
WASHINGTON (March 23, 2017) – More than 50 organizations – from the business, finance, nonprofit, association, government and academia sectors – will gather on Capitol Hill from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 28, to illustrate the importance of financial literacy. Full release

Jump$tart Coalition to Honor Rep. Terri Sewell for Leadership in Financial Literacy 
WASHINGTON (March 22, 2017) – The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy  today announced it will honor U.S. Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL-7) for her leadership in advancing financial literacy at its April 5 Annual Awards Dinner. Full release

Jump$tart Coalition to Honor PwC for Innovation in Financial Literacy
WASHINGTON (March 21, 2017) – The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy will bestow its newest award recognizing innovation in financial literacy on PwC for its comprehensive and strategic approach to advancing financial literacy within the context of adapting to a changing world. Full release

Jump$tart Coalition to Honor Idaho Affiliate as State Coalition of the Year
WASHINGTON (March 2, 2017) – The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy today announced it will honor its state affiliate, the Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition (IFLC), as State Coalition of the Year on April 5, at the Jump$tart Coalition Annual Awards Dinner. Full release

Jump$tart Coalition to Honor Ted Beck with the William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award
WASHINGTON (Feb. 28, 2017) – At its Annual Awards Dinner April 5, the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy  will honor Ted Beck, president and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), with the William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award. Full release

2016

Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy Names Mike Staten Chairman
WASHINGTON (Nov. 17, 2016) – The board of directors of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® announced that it has elected Michael E. Staten, the Bart Cardon Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as chairman of the Jump$tart board. His term begins Jan. 1. Full release

Jump$tart National Educator Conference Supports Personal Finance Education in the Classroom
WASHINGTON (Oct. 18, 2016) – While today’s college freshman is predicted to have an average of $35,000 in student debt by graduation, the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® is on a mission to create a more financially literate future for generations that follow. Full release

Financial Literacy Organizations Take to the Hill
Jump$tart Annual ‘Hill Day’ features Honorary Co-Hosts U.S. Sens. Jack Reed, Joe Donnelly, Tim Scott  
WASHINGTON (March 29, 2016) – More than 50 organizations – from the business, finance, nonprofit, association, government and academia sectors – will be on Capitol Hill noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, to illustrate the collective effort to improve financial literacy among all Americans. The event, known as Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill (Hill Day) – is a part of Financial Literacy Month, and is free and open to the public. Full release

Jump$tart Coalition Envisions a Financially Literate Future
WASHINGTON (Feb. 8, 2016) – In conjunction with its national partners, 51 affiliated state coalitions, financial educators and other members of the financial literacy community, Jump$tart Coalition once again will champion a month-long campaign in April to raise public awareness about the importance of financial literacy.  This year, we invite you to “Envision a Financially Literate Future.” Full release.

Jump$tart Coalition to Honor Connecticut Affiliate as State Coalition of the Year
WASHINGTON (Feb. 3, 2016) – The Jump$tart Coalition today announced it will honor the Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition as State Coalition of the Year on April 6 at its Annual Awards Banquet, which celebrates and honors the accomplishments of the financial literacy community.  Connecticut Jump$tart President Christopher Lee will be on hand to accept the award for his state. Full release

Jump$tart Coalition to Honor Two Leaders in Financial Literacy
WASHINGTON (Feb. 1, 2016) – The Jump$tart Coalition today announced it will honor two financial services industry principals on April 6 at its Annual Awards Banquet, which unites the financial literacy community's nationwide leadership to network, collaborate and honor accomplishments in the financial literacy field. Full release

2015

Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy Marks 20 Years Today
WASHINGTON (Dec. 1, 2015)  – In 1995, the Internet was but an infant – as was the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, which today marks 20 years since then Chairman of Ford Motor Credit Bill Odom and then CEO of the American Financial Services Association Randy Lively decided to address the need for financial education. Full release

Seventh Annual National Educator Conference Will Kick Off with a Humorous Look at a Serious Subject: Financial Literacy
WASHINGTON (Sept. 2, 2015) – For most of us, money management is no laughing matter, but Colin Ryan – a stand-up comedian turned financial literacy author and speaker – will offer Jump$tart National Educator Conference (NEC) attendees his unique and humorous perspective to kick off the seventh annual event Nov. 6-8. Full release

Jump$tart Coalition Lights the Way for Financial Literacy Month 2015
WASHINGTON (March 31, 2015) –The Jump$tart Coalition announced today that it will join with its national partners, 51 affiliated state coalitions, financial educators and other members of the financial literacy community to recognize April as National Financial Literacy Month.  “Light the Way for Financial Literacy” is this year’s theme, emphasizing the importance of guiding and helping young people to find their own reliable financial paths. Full release

Jump$tart Coalition to Honor Senator Reed, Maxine Sweet, and the Montana Financial Education Coalition in April
WASHINGTON (March 4, 2015) –The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® has selected U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) to receive its 2015 Federal Leadership Award for his ongoing efforts to promote financial literacy at the state and national levels. Senator Reed is the co-chair/co-founder of the Senate Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus, a bipartisan effort to ensure that all Americans are equipped with the essential money management skills and financial education they need. Full release

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Director of Communications
Jump$tart Coalition
(202) 846-6780

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Jump$tart Coalition
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