NEFE Receives Consumer Education Award

Consumer Action Recognizes Innovative Efforts in Education


Date: October 22, 2014
Contact: Paul Golden 303-224-3514, pdg@nefe.org

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) has been honored by the consumer empowerment organization Consumer Action at their 43rd anniversary celebration. The October 21st event celebrated the theme “Train the Trainer,” recognizing organizations that work to educate low- to moderate-income Americans. Consumer Action recognized NEFE’s commitment to inspiring consumers by providing practical, unbiased information.

“This is a tremendous honor, for we appreciate Consumer Action’s steadfast efforts in educating Americans. Tonight has been a great opportunity to connect with many organizations that share the similar mission of equipping communities with financial tools and knowledge necessary to conquer life’s obstacles,” said Ted Beck, NEFE president and CEO, in accepting the consumer excellence award.

NEFE was honored alongside two other highly-respected personal finance proponents: Michelle Singletary, “Color of Money” columnist with the Washington Post; and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Education and Engagement Division.

About Consumer Action
Through multilingual financial education materials, community outreach, and issue-focused advocacy, Consumer Action empowers underrepresented consumers nationwide to assert their rights in the marketplace and financially prosper. For more, visit www.consumer-action.org.

About the National Endowment for Financial Education
NEFE is an independent nonprofit organization committed to educating Americans about personal finance and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach financial goals. For more information, visit www.nefe.org.

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Contacts

  • Paul Golden

    Media Relations Director

    Direct: 303-224-3514
    Cell: 303-918-3620
    pdg@nefe.org

  • Patricia (Pat) Seaman

    Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

    Direct: 303-224-3538
    pas@nefe.org