Thank You!

Thank you Sponsors, Contributors, and Volunteers for #FuelingFinancialEducation!

Like all Jump$tart initiatives, J$FFE is a truly collaborative endeavor.  We hope you will join us in thanking our Sustaining Partners and other generous sponsors, contributors, volunteers, and all those who help us support our nation’s financial educators.Fidelity

J$FFE Online is generously supported with funding and in-kind content and technology contributions from Fidelity Investments.


JFFFE Teacher Advisory Group

Thank you to these talented and dedicated teachers for their tireless and ongoing efforts to ensure that J$FFE Online speakers with an educator’s voice.

  • Leah Bratcher, California
  • Sally Burnett, Missouri
  • Joel Chrisler, Wisconsin
  • Bonnie Maye, California
  • Sheila Miller, New Hampshire
  • Jill Olson Pilon, North Dakota
  • Mike Onda, Virginia

Impact Study

Thank you to the co-sponsors of the J$FFE Impact Study, which seeks to demonstrate that comprehensive, content-based professional development for teachers not only improves the teachers’ own level of financial literacy, but leads to improved outcomes for the students they teach.  Watch for the release of this study in December 2020!


Thank You, NEFE

J$FFE originated with an idea credited to Ted Beck at the time he was President and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education.  Ted also served on Jump$tart’s national Board of Directors for more than a decade, including five years as Chairman.  NEFE staff led the creation of the J$FFE Model and the original assessment of program effectiveness as a gift-in-kind.  When Ted retired in 2018, NEFE made a contribution to Jump$tart in Ted’s honor to support the creation of new modules of J$FFE Online.

Founding Developers

Jump$tart Financial Foundations for Educators (J$FFE) is a collaborative endeavor initially proposed by former Jump$tart Chairman Ted Beck, president and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education, and undertaken by the Jump$tart Coalition on behalf of its partners, in response to independent and widely quoted research, conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which found that relatively few personal finance teachers felt adequately prepared to teach the subject or use their state’s standards.

The five founding developers of the J$FFE (Council for Economic Education, Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, Junior Achievement USA, NEFE, and the Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona) developed the model with valuable insight from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Education.