Recipients honored for their distinguished accomplishments in developing, implementing and promoting successful financial literacy education worldwide
South Portland, ME and New Orleans, LA – April 9, 2014 – The Institute for Financial Literacy (www.FinancialLit.org), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards (www.EIFLEawards.org), which were presented today at a gala ceremony during the Annual Conference on Financial Education in New Orleans, Louisiana. Now in its eighth year, the EIFLE Awards were created to acknowledge innovation, dedication and the commitment of individuals and organizations that support financial literacy education worldwide.
In one of the most competitive years to date, the Institute awarded 16 EIFLE Awards to recipients in the following categories:
- Educator(s) of the Year – Ingrid Adade, William Daniel
- Children’s Education Program of the Year, Financial Responsibility and Decision Making – TrueWealth-KIDS
- Children’s Education Program of the Year, General – Hartford Stage Financial Literacy Program
- Children’s Education Program of the Year, Saving and Investing – Delaware BANK AT SCHOOL
- Children’s Education Program of the Year, Income and Careers – CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Program
- Children’s Education Program of the Year, Planning & Money Management – Youth Financial Camp, A+ Federal Credit Union
- Adult’s Education Program of the Year, General – Adelante con tu futuro, Educacion Financiera, BBVA Bancomer
- Instructional Game of the Year, Tabletop – MoneyWorks, Goodwill Industries of West Michigan, Inc.
- Legacy – Hon. John C. Ninfo II, Founder, Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)
- Children’s Book of the Year, General – The Money Tree by LaDonna Smith
- Adult’s Book of the Year, General – Pocket Change: Using the Science of Personal Change to Improve Financial Habits by Heidi T. Beckman, PH.D.
- Adult’s Book of the Year, Money Management – The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheese by Brian J. O’Connor
- Organization of the Year, Corporate Leadership – Discover
- Organization of the Year, For Profit – ING Bank Turkey
- Organization of the Year, Nonprofit – Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
“While the need for financial literacy has never been greater, the efforts being made in support of this noble cause by this years’ EIFLE winners have been an encouragement to us all,” said John Linfield, Executive Director of the Institute for Financial Literacy. “On behalf of the Institute for Financial Literacy, I would like to congratulate our EIFLE winners for their distinguished accomplishments and service in working to bring successful financial literacy education to the communities they serve.”
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About the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards
Established in 2007, the mission of the EIFLE Awards is to promote the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education by acknowledging the accomplishments of those that advance financial literacy education. The EIFLE Awards dinner is held each year during the Annual Conference on Financial Education.
About the Institute for Financial Literacy
The Institute for Financial Literacy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling. As a national authority on adult financial education, the Institute advances professionalism and effectiveness in the field of financial literacy by setting the National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education™, hosting the Annual Conference on Financial Education™, presenting the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE)™ Awards, maintaining the Library of Personal Finance™, and administering Fincert.org™, Council on Financial Education Accreditation™ and Center for Consumer Financial Research™. For more information about the Institute, visit www.FinancialLit.org or call 207-221-3663.