Council for Economic Education Announces Special Challenge Grant

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Donor willing to match all new gifts up to $100,000 received before July 31st

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We are at a pivotal teachable moment in our history

The Council for Economic Education (CEE), the nation’s leading non-profit dedicated to increasing the economic and financial literacy of K-12 students, has announced a special challenge grant being funded by a member of their board of directors that will match all new gifts received before July 31st, 2010.

This challenge grant, which will match up to $100,000 of any new funds received on a $1-for-$1 basis, will benefit the CEE’s many programs including online investor education games such as Gen i Revolution, active learning programs like Financial Fitness for Life and Virtual Economics; and exciting competitions like the National Economics Challenge.

"We are at a pivotal teachable moment in our history,” said Nan J. Morrison, President and CEO of the Council for Economic Education. “If you share our belief in the importance of economic and financial literacy in this country and abroad, this is a terrific time to get involved and show your support.”

The Council for Economic Education envisions a world in which people are empowered to make informed and responsible choices throughout their lives as consumers, investors, citizens, and participants in the global economy. The CEE advocates for better and greater school-based economic and personal finance education at the K-12 level, and educates students - primarily through well-prepared teachers - through high quality programs that help young people achieve economic and financial literacy.

The CEE offers a comprehensive K-12 economic and personal finance education program that includes teaching resources and assessments across the curriculum, as well as professional development programs for teachers. Each year the CEE’s programs reach more than 150,000 K-12 teachers and over 15 million students in the United States and in more than 36 other countries.

To find out more about the CEE please visit our Web site. To donate online now and double the impact of your gift thanks to the challenge grant please visit this Web site.

Contact:
Ms. Renee Colombo
Vice President for Development & Communications
(212) 730-5658

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