Nov 07, 2019

NGPF Fellows Honored at Jump$tart National Educator Conference

Congrats to NGPF Fellows Jackie Prester, Joey Running and Laurie Gardner. They were recognized at the 2019 Jump$tart Educator Conference in Washington, D.C. as the first three recipients of the Jump$tart Chairmen's Scholarships. 

Here are the details on the awards:

Randy Lively, Jr. Pioneer Award – Jacqueline Prester Randy Lively was a co-founder of the Jump$tart Coalition and the organization’s first chairman who was recognized as a “pioneer” in the financial literacy field. The H. Randy Lively Jr. scholarship is awarded to a teacher with an adventurous, innovative spirit who is forging new ground in bringing financial education to life for his or her students. 

Neil Milner New Ideas Award – Laurie Gardner While Neil Milner’s term as Jump$tart chairman lasted only three short years, his tenure was marked by an era of fresh approaches and new ideas. The Jump$tart National Educator Conference was conceived and launched under Neil’s leadership, with a good deal of his personal involvement. The Neil Milner Scholarship is awarded to a teacher who thinks outside the box and will never be satisfied in doing things the way they’ve always been done. 

Ted Beck Effective Educator Award – Joey Running Ted Beck’s time as Jump$tart’s chairman, as well as his leadership of the National Endowment for Financial Education, was driven by his desire to make evidence-based decisions in striving to improve financial education. The Ted Beck Scholarship is for a teacher who is conducting or utilizing research and analysis to improve education in his/her own classroom or for the greater good.

We applaud them for their work in the classroom, for their advocacy and for their selfless commitment to support the community in so many ways. Congratulations! 


About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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