New York, NY (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
Neale Godfrey, #1 New York Times Bestselling author, personal finance expert and creator of the topic of “kids and money,” was honored last Sunday by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for her outstanding work in financial literacy education.
Michael Cox, Area Development Director for UNCF’s New Jersey office, presented Ms. Godfrey the award in recognition and appreciation of “outstanding service toward financial literacy of young people in New Jersey and beyond.” Ms. Godfrey noted in her acceptance speech the horrible devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and the fact that the storm saw neither race nor economic status when it hit. She spoke of the now collective need to rebuild and grow with the same unprejudiced approach.
“It’s so important to break down these barriers and the United Negro College Fund has done such wonderful things for our under-represented youth,” said Ms. Godfrey. “I am so honored to have been able to share what I do with this terrific organization. Michael Cox and I share the vision of empowering our youth and their families to take control of their economic future and I’m excited to continue our journey.”
Neale Godfrey has dedicated her more than 30 year career to financially educating youth and has served more than 2,000,000 children and their families through her programs.
“Neale’s perseverance to teach young people about how to have a bright financial future has been evident since the day we met,” said Michael Cox, New Jersey Area Development Director for UNCF. “We’re so pleased to be able to recognize the wonderful work she has done and the future relationship with our organization.”
About Neale Godfrey
Neale Godfrey is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with 26 books empowering children and their families to take charge of their financial lives. Neale created the topic of “kids and money” in the 1980s while she served as President of The First Women’s Bank and created The First Children’s Bank at FAO Schwarz in NYC. She was one of the first female executives at The Chase Manhattan Bank and today is the Chairman of Children’s Financial Network, Inc. Neale serves approximately 2,000,000 children and their families through her programs that promote the mission of financial education.
About United Negro College Fund
As the nation's oldest and most successful minority higher education assistance organization, the United Negro College Fund's mission is to provide financial support to its 38 member institutions, increase minority degree attainment by reducing financial barriers to college, and serve as a national advocate for minority education. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship programs, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country.