“As the need for financial literacy continues to grow, we as a society are beginning to understand the important role that financial education plays in our everyday lives,” said Leslie E. Linfield, Executive Director of the Institute for Financial Literacy. “We created the EIFLE Awards to recognize the dedication and outstanding work being done by financial educators across the country to improve the financial knowledge of our communities.”
Presented for the first time in 2007, the EIFLE Awards were created to recognize and acknowledge innovation, education and a commitment to financial literacy education. Award categories include Book, Education Program, Instructional Game, Published Research, Educator and Organization of the Year. Since its inception, the EIFLE Awards have become one of the most prestigious and sought after honors in the field of financial literacy education.
Among the 2011 honorees were American Century Investments, Core Federal Credit Union, Moonjar LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Family Mint and authors Ric Edelman, Laura Adams and Tony Steuer. For a complete list of EIFLE winners, please visit www.ACFEonline.org.
The EIFLE Awards will be presented at a special dinner ceremony on April 18, 2012 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Fla., during the Institute’s 7th Annual Conference on Financial Education.
For registration, hotel reservations, exhibit availability and sponsorship opportunities for the Annual Conference on Financial Education, please visit www.ACFEonline.org or call 207-221-3663.
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About the Annual Conference on Financial Education
The Annual Conference on Financial Education™ promotes the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education by hosting a national event for professionals providing these services. The Conference is a showcase for financial education success stories, offering attendees proven strategies, tips and techniques to achieve intended outcomes, funding goals and program sustainability. For more information about the Annual Conference on Financial Education, please visit www.ACFEonline.org or call 207-221-3663.
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 the Center for Financial Certifications®
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The mission of the Institute for Financial Literacy is to promote effective financial education and counseling.