Nominations Now Open for the 2010 EIFLE™ (Excellence In Financial Literacy Education™) Awards

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Financial literacy organizations, educators, authors and researchers will be honored at the Annual Conference on Financial Education in Boston on October 6, 2010.

The Institute for Financial Literacy is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (“EIFLE”) Award, to be presented October 6, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. Nominations will be accepted in the categories of Educator, Organization, Book, Curricula, Published Research and Instructional Games. Nomination guidelines and forms can be found online at http://www.EIFLEAwards.org or by calling (207) 221.3611. The nomination deadline is July 30, 2010.

“The EIFLE Awards were created to acknowledge the dedicated effort of American financial literacy educators across all industries” said Leslie E. Linfield, Executive Director & Founder of the Institute for Financial Literacy. “If our recent economic turbulence has taught us anything, it is that effective financial literacy education is a critical life skill. The EIFLE Awards help raise the visibility of these wonderful efforts.”

Now in its fourth year, the EIFLE Awards were created to acknowledge innovation and quality of financial literacy education efforts and the commitment of those that offer them. The 2009 EIFLE winners included Educator of the Year Danielle Thron Treiber of the State Employees Credit Union of Maryland, Organizations of the Year Financial Finesse, Inc. and the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office and books “The Millionaire Kids Club” by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox & Susan Beacham and “Isabel’s Car Wash” by Sheila Bair. For a complete list of 2009 honorees, please visit http://www.EIFLEAwards.org.

The Institute for Financial Literacy is a tax exempt non-profit organization whose mission is to make effective financial literacy education available for all American adults. 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™, maintaining the Library of Personal Finance™, and administering the Center for Financial Certifications® and the Center for Consumer Financial Research™. For more information about the Institute, please visit http://www.FinancialLit.org.

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