Economic Education

11th Annual Visionary Awards

 

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Last night, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) held its 11thth Annual Visionary Awards dinner hosting over 300 guests at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The evening showcased CEE’s mission, our impact to date, and honored leaders who promote economic and financial literacy. Emceed by CNBC’s senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman, the evening was a night of meaningful discussion and amiable conversation.

Four leaders who continue to advance our mission were honored with the Visionary Awards. The honorees were : Arianna Huffington, Founder of The Huffington Post and Founder and CEO of Thrive Global; Richard Edelman, President and CEO of Edelman; Frank Bisignano, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of First Data Corporation; and Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School.

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During the evening, attendees enjoyed a thought-provoking and entertaining fireside chat with the honorees moderated by Steve Liesman. The fireside chat addressed current topics such as the upcoming presidential election and income inequality. Most importantly, each individual provided their thoughts on how we as a country can provide our children with the resources and knowledge to realize their full potential and live lives of opportunity.

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CEE also honored three exemplary New York Metropolitan area teachers with the Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards for their excellence in economic education. These teachers continually deliver this important content in and out of their classrooms and achieve results. This year’s winning teachers are: Theresa Fisher, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, CT; Jonathan Joseph, White Plains High School, White Plains, NY; and Gloria Schneider, SAR High School, Bronx, NY.

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During the program, Steve also got everyone on their feet to test their economic smarts with questions for high school students from CEE’s National Economics Challenge. Answers were on the honor system, but at the end each guest understood how important these economic questions are to understanding and thriving in this complex and competitive world.

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The evening raised a record $800,000 to support CEE’s programs and help us reach our goal to reach and teach every child in the United States to create a more informed citizenry capable of making better decisions as savers, investors, borrowers, voters, and participants in the global economy.

We would also like to thank those who attended, and to thank our sponsors who helped make this amazing event happen!

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Natalie Zfat + CEE’s 11th Annual Visionary Awards

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We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Natalie Zfat, writer and entrepreneur. Natalie will be providing live coverage via our social media channels at the 11th Annual Visionary Awards dinner. She will be taking over our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages tomorrow, October 26th at 6 p.m.

Follow along as Natalie shares her experience at the Visionary Awards–where we will honor four leaders who promote economic and financial literacy to create a better-informed society. This year’s honorees include Arianna Huffington, Founder of The Huffington Post and Founder and CEO of Thrive Global; Richard Edelman, President and CEO of Edelman, the leading communications marketing firm, with 65 offices and 5,500 employees worldwide; Frank Bisignano, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of First Data Corporation; and Glenn Hubbard Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School.

Also, we will award the winners of the 4th annual Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards, honoring three outstanding NYC metropolitan area teachers for excellence in economic education: Theresa Fisher, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, CT; Jonathan Joseph, White Plains High School, White Plains, NY; and Gloria Schneider, SAR High School, Bronx, NY.

Thank you, Natalie for your continued support of our mission and spreading word about the importance of personal finance and economic education.

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2016 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champions

BLOG Image 2016 ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION TEACHING CHAMPIONS 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching ChampionsWe’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 4th annual Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards, honoring three outstanding NYC metropolitan area teachers for excellence in economic education.  Demonstrating innovative teaching methods, lesson plans and learning strategies, these teachers are raising the bar for economic education, and will receive the Sloan Award at our annual Visionary Awards gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Wednesday, October 26.

Selected by an expert panel of judges, this year’s winners stood out for their creativity and ability to effectively engage students. This year’s winning teachers are: Theresa Fisher, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, CT; Jonathan Joseph, White Plains High School, White Plains, NY; and Gloria Schneider, SAR High School, Bronx, NY.

“We applaud these outstanding teachers for their innovation and dedication to making economic concepts come alive for their students,” said Nan J. Morrison, CEE President and CEO.  “We hope that by bringing awareness to their achievements, these educators will inspire their fellow teachers to bring economics and personal finance to every classroom.”

The winners will co-facilitate a training workshop for area teachers and share their best lessons with teachers nationwide through videos on Council for Economic Education’s teacher website, EconEdLink. Winners receive a $5,000 prize, and their schools receive a cash award of $2,500 to support economic and financial education.

Offered since 2013, the Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards promote economic education at the high school level by recognizing and honoring teachers who effectively deliver this important content in and out of their classrooms and achieve results. The three award recipients provide students with an understanding of economics and the tools to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives.

Congratulations to these three outstanding teachers!

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The Students Have Spoken: Vote for Your Favorite Economic Advice!

We asked students nationwide, “What economic advice would they give the next U.S. president?” and we received hundreds of creative and fun video entries. The topics ranged from increasing human capital, helping the homeless, cutting the military budget, free college tuition and more!

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE VIDEOS!

Voting period ends October 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Capture The Students Have Spoken: Vote for Your Favorite Economic Advice!

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2016 Visionary Awards Honorees: Arianna Huffington, Richard Edelman, Frank Bisignano, and Glenn Hubbard

 

 


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We are excited to announce this year’s distinguished honorees at the 11th Annual Visionary Awards, four individuals who are making a powerful impact on financial and economic literacy. The Visionary Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of leaders, experts and educators whose efforts are moving the needle in the right direction, helping create a society better able to make informed decisions as consumers, savers, investors, voters, and participants in our global economy.

This year’s honorees include Arianna Huffington, Founder of The Huffington Post and Founder and CEO of Thrive Global; Richard Edelman, President and CEO of Edelman, the leading communications marketing firm, with 65 offices and 5,500 employees worldwide; Frank Bisignano, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of First Data Corporation; and Glenn Hubbard Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School.

“One of the greatest gifts we can give the next generation is an early understanding of healthy money habits and basic financial literacy,” said Ms. Huffington. “When we do this, we’re not only helping them to succeed financially, we’re helping them build a foundation that allows them to live a less stressful and more resilient life and reach their full potential.”

The event will be held in New York City’s landmark Plaza Hotel on October 26, the 2016 Visionary Awards will be emceed by Steve Liesman, CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter.

The 2016 Visionary Awards are made possible by the generous support of our Platinum Sponsors Edelman and First Data; Gold Sponsors Mellody Hobson/Ariel Investments, HSBC, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, Mastercard, The Moody’s Foundation, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, PwC, State Farm, Verizon, and Wells Fargo; and Silver Sponsors Ally, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., FINRA, Ford Motor Credit Company, The Julis Family, Kirkland & Ellis, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, and UPS; and Fireside Chat Sponsor Bank of America.

For more information on CEE’s Visionary Awards, please visit www.councilforeconed.org/visionaryawards.

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