After careful consideration, the Jump$tart Coalition is announcing the rescheduling of our FinFest 2020 events, including the Annual Awards Dinner, State Coalition Leaders Meeting, and the Jump$tart Board Meeting, originally scheduled for April 22-23. The scheduled partner meeting will be cancelled. Our decision was based on updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the DC Government, and travel restrictions placed by local governments and private employers. We are grateful to those of you who shared your travel and event restrictions with us, which led us to the conclusion that the majority of our usual participants would not have been permitted to attend.
The Annual Awards Dinner and State Coalition Meeting are being rescheduled in December 2020 to coincide with our 25th Anniversary. We look forward to sharing additional information on the rescheduled FinFest events as soon as we are able and will continue to provide updates.
As the world deals with the COVID-19, the well-being of our partners, affiliates, supporters, vendors, friends, and staff is of utmost importance. With so many participants having a close relationship with schools, students, and their communities, we believe it is in the best interest of all to postpone the FinFest 2020 events so that attendees can focus on serving and protecting their communities.
In the meantime, it is your responsibility to cancel your airline and hotel reservation, and any related obligations. You will need to confer with your airline and hotel on their cancelation policies.
Thank you for your understanding, your support of the Jump$tart Coalition, and all you do.