Institute for Financial Literacy Honors Educators' Commitment to Financial Literacy at the 2010 EIFLE (Excellence In Financial Literacy Education) Awards

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The Institute for Financial Literacy is pleased to announce it will host the 2010 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education ("EIFLE") Awards dinner Wednesday, October 6, 2010. The event is part of the 5th Annual Conference on Financial Education, taking place Oct. 6-8, at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. Awards will be given in the categories of Educator of the Year, Organization of the Year, Game of the Year and Book/Curricula of the Year. The sponsor of this year's EIFLE Awards is Wells Fargo.

The Institute for Financial Literacy is pleased to announce it will host the 2010 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education ("EIFLE") Awards dinner Wednesday, October 6, 2010. The event is part of the 5th Annual Conference on Financial Education, taking place Oct. 6-8, at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. The dinner begins at 6:00 pm.

Now in its fourth year, the EIFLE Award was created to acknowledge innovation and quality of financial literacy education efforts and the commitment of those that offer them. Awards will be given in the categories of Educator of the Year, Organization of the Year, Game of the Year and Book/Curricula of the Year. The sponsor of this year's EIFLE Awards is Wells Fargo.

"The EIFLE Awards were created to acknowledge the dedicated effort of American financial literacy educators across all industries," Leslie E. Linfield, Executive Director of the Institute for Financial Literacy, explains. "Financial literacy is vital for individuals to navigate our increasingly uncertain economic climate, and has garnered the attention of policy makers, employers and the general public. The EIFLE Awards help raise the visibility of these wonderful efforts."

Some of this year's winners include:

  • Educator of the Year: Pam Krueger

Krueger is the creator, executive producer and host of the award-winning PBS show, MoneyTrack. This non-profit series teaches everyday Americans how to invest and protect their money. Krueger's work on the series earned her a Gracie Award in both 2009 and 2010.

  • For Profit Organization of the Year: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation

First Commonwealth is a Pennsylvania bank dedicated to financial literacy education. The company created the "Managing Your Money" classes to help both employees and community members use credit wisely and learn how to create & follow a budget. In June it was named "Best Place to Work" by Johnstown Magazine.

  • Not for Profit Organization of the Year: Pennsylvania Office of Financial Education

The Pennsylvania Office of Financial Education was created by executive order of Governor Rendell in 2004 to carry out the recommendation of the Task Force for Working Families. Its mission is to advance financial literacy education across the commonwealth's schools, communities and workplaces. The Office operates with a simple strategy: All its services are offered free of charge.

Winners for the Game of the Year and Book/Curricula of the Year will be announced separately.

The Institute for Financial Literacy is a tax exempt non-profit organization whose mission is to make effective financial literacy education available to everyone. 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.

The Annual Conference on Financial Education™ provides professional development opportunities for individuals who work with financial literacy education and offers attendees a critical networking event and the opportunity to learn about current trends, develop funding strategies and otherwise advance the cause of financial education. For more information about the Annual Conference on Financial Education or the EIFLE Awards, please visit http://www.acfeonline.org or call (207) 221-3611.

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