01/04/2013 ACA International Education Foundation

ACA International





Founded in 1995, the ACA International Education Foundation (ACAEF) is a 501 (c)(3) that serves as the philanthropic  arm of ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals. The Foundation’s goal is to promote financial literacy in the United States. In addition to Ask Doctor Debt (www.askdoctordebt.org), its efforts have included National Credit Education Week, distribution of youth financial literacy kits, the Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship and modest grant making.


Available at no cost, Ask Doctor Debt is a valuable resource for consumers to help better understand debt collection and their rights.  Content on www.askdoctordebt.org includes:   

  • Information about consumer rights and obligations when contacted about a debt such as working with a debt collector, disputing a debt, garnishment, mortgage and foreclosure, and the rights of military personnel. 
  • Consumer-friendly tools and tips for budgeting and managing finances, including an interactive personal financial management web course as well as links to useful resources. 
  • A comprehensive Questions and Answers section of consumer inquiries that provides valuable information on a number of topics related to debt collection and consumer rights. 
  • A robust glossary of common terms used by creditors and debt collectors.

In addition to Ask Doctor Debt, the ACAEF provides a wealth of financial literacy programs and resources at no cost to students, families, schools, and educators by working with ACA members in the states. ACAEF members have a long history of raising awareness about financial literacy through in-person speaking/teaching events on a variety of financial literacy topics, tailored to your needs—all aimed to make a positive impact in their communities.   


ACAEF is seeking financial support from corporations, foundations and individuals to help enhance its programming, expand its reach, and continue to provide its services at no charge.

ACAEF seeks to expand visibility of Ask Doctor Debt and raise awareness of this valuable consumer financial literacy resource.

ACAEF wants to increase strategic partnerships with other industry and like-minded organizations to collaborate on issues and advocacy efforts.


For more information on Ask Doctor Debt, please visit www.askdoctordebt.org.  If you would like to be connected to an ACA member financial literacy trainer in your community, please contact:

Monica Strunk, Executive Director
ACA International Education Foundation
(720) 413-9292
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