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Jump$tart Awards

Recognizing Leadership and Outstanding Achievement in the Financial Literacy Effort

Theodore R. Daniels, Founder and President, Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, is the newest William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award honoree. The Maine Jump$tart is the 2014 State Coalition of the Year. U. S. Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) and Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are the 2014 Federal Leadership Award recipients that were honored at Jump$tart's 2014 Annual Awards Dinner in Washington D.C.

William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award

Named in honor of Bill Odom, former chairman of Ford Motor Credit Company, whose vision led to the creation of the Jump$tart Coalition. This award recognizes individuals for their significant contribution to financial education, their leadership, vision, and the length of their service to the financial literacy effort.

Ted Daniels -2014 Odom
Ted Beck, Loretta Abrams, and Laura Levine present
Ted Daniels with the 2014 Odom Award.

2014 - Theodore R. Daniels

2013 - Annamaria Lusardi, Ph.D.

2012 - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan,
Sarah Duncan, and John W. Rogers, Jr.

2011 - Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz

2010 - William E. Wilcox

2009 - Barbara O'Neill

2008 - Stanley Breitbard

2007 - Elizabeth Schiever (posthumously)

2006 - Jane Schuchardt

2005 - M. Susie Irvine

2004 - Lewis Mandell

2003 - William L. Anthes

2002 - John E. Clow

2001 - H. Randy Lively, Jr.

2000 - Rosella Bannister

1999 - William E. Odom

Annamaria Lusardi, Ph.D. receives the 2013 Odom Award

Annamaria Lusardi, Ph.D. receives the 2013 Odom Award

John Rogers receives 2012 Odom

John W. Rogers Jr. accepts the 2012 Odom Award on behalf of co-founders of the Ariel Community Academy, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his sister Sarah Duncan.

Federal Leadership Award

Introduced in 2004 as the Federal Legislator Award, it initially recognized current members of the United States Congress who had demonstrated support for financial education and youth financial literacy. In 2010, the award was renamed the Federal Leadership Award to include non-elected leaders of the federal government.

Richard Cordray 2014
Ted Beck, Jump$tart Chairman and Laura Levine,
Jump$tart President and CEO, present CFPB Director
Richard Cordray with the Leadership Award.
Steve Stivers 2014
Nat Sillin, Visa Inc, Jump$tart Chairman Ted Beck,
and Jump$tart President and CEO Laura Levine
honor U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) with
the Leadership Award.

2014 - CFPB Director Richard Cordray

2014 - U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH-15)

2013 - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)

2012 - U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-4-NY)

2011 - Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

2010 - FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair

2010 - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

2009 - U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-30-TX)

2008 - U.S. Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO)

2008 - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

2007 - U.S. Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY)

2007 - U.S. Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND-At Large)

2006 - U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)

2006 - U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-15-TX)

2005 - U.S. Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ)

2005 - U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-13-IL)

2004 - U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI)

2004 - U.S. Rep. David Dreier (R-26-CA)

State Coalition of the Year

Jump$tart’s State Coalition of the Year Award was first suggested by Dr. Lew Mandell, one of the Jump$tart Coalitions founding board members, and was introduced by Jump$tart in 2005. This award is an important recognition of the significant contribution of Jump$tart’s affiliated state coalitions and is an opportunity to show our appreciation for these grassroots coalitions, which operate almost entirely with volunteers.

Chairman's Award

This is a special award given by the Chairman of the Jump$tart Coalition Board of Directors. This award recognizes individuals for their significant contributions to the Jump$tart Coalition and for their service towards the financial literacy effort.

2013 – Neil Milner presented by J$ Chairman Ted Beck

2011 – U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) presented by J$ Chairman Neil Milner

2005 – U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula (R-OH-16) presented by J$ Chairman Randy Lively
Neil Milner 2013
Jump$tart Chairman Ted Beck honors his
predecessor Neil Milner, with help from
HSBC VP Carlo Airdo.