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For Immediate Release
December 07, 2009 Contact: Charles Evenson

Nominations Open for 2010 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards

(Madison) DFI Secretary Lorrie Keating Heinemann announced today that the Governor Doyle’s Council on Financial Literacy (GDCFL) is inviting nominations for 2010 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards. Secretary Heinemann, who is chair of the GDCFL, said it would accept nominations until January 8, 2010.

The awards recognize excellence in promoting financial literacy among Wisconsin citizens. The GDCFL created the awards to honor both individual and organizational efforts. Four criteria form the basis for selecting award winners.

  • Innovative implementation
  • Demonstrated measurable results
  • Collaboration with partners
  • Scope: statewide or potential to be statewide, or focused to need-based groups

“The awards offer an opportunity to spotlight deserving people and organizations for extraordinary service above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to promoting financial literacy,” said Secretary Heinemann. “They are also a way to create awareness of successful activities and encourage others to support and promote financial literacy.”

Both individuals and organizations may nominate themselves. A one-page nomination form is available on the DFI website at:,

The GDCFL will establish an awards committee to review the nominations and provide recommendations of winning individuals and organizations. It will make the final selection of awards recipients from the committee’s recommendations during its first meeting in the 2010 calendar year. The GDCFL may select up to 10 individuals and five organizations. It will determine a time to present the awards in early 2010.

DFI’s Office of Financial Literacy will coordinate with the GDCFL and assist in arranging an awards ceremony.

Nominations may be submitted to the Department of Financial Institutions, Office of Financial Literacy by one of three methods. Email them to:; fax them to: (608) 261-4334; or mail them to: Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards, Department of Financial Institutions, Office of Financial Literacy, 345 W. Washington Ave., 5th Floor, Madison, WI 53708.