|For Immediate Release
|December 07, 2009
||Contact: Charles Evenson
Nominations Open for 2010 Governor’s Financial
(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
- 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.