Each April, the Jump$tart Coalition recognizes leadership and outstanding achievement in the effort to advance the financial literacy of students at its annual awards dinner in Washington, DC.
Named in honor of Bill Odom, former chairman of Ford Motor Credit Company, whose vision led to the creation of the Jump$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.
Susie Irvine, president of the AFSA Education Foundation and previous Odom Award winner; Rod Griffin, Director, Public Education, Experian Shared Marketing & Innovation; Laura Levine, Jump$tart president and CEO; and Ted Beck, Jump$tart Chairman; present the 2015 Odom Award to retired Experian vice president Maxine Sweet (middle).
2015 - Maxine Sweet
2014 - Theodore R. Daniels
2013 - Annamaria Lusardi, Ph.D.
2012 - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan,
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
Ted Daniels, 2014 Odom Award recipient
Annamaria Lusardi, Ph.D. receives the 2013 Odom Award
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.
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.
Ted Beck, Marc Capuano (accepting the Federal Leadeship Award on behalf of U.S. Senator Jack Reed), Laura Levine and Nat Sillin
2015 - U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)
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-NY-4)
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)
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.
This special award given in special circumstances by the Chairman of the Jump$tart Coalition Board of Directors. The award recognizes individuals for their significant contributions to the Jump$tart Coalition and for their service towards the financial literacy effort.
Loretta Abrams (center), Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustasinability, HSBC Bank USA (Retired), receives the Chairman's Award from Jump$tart Chairman Ted Beck, with Jump$tart CEO Laura Levine.
2015- Loretta Abrams presented by J$ Chairman Ted Beck
2013 – Neil Milner presented by J$ Chairman Ted Beck
Jump$tart Chairman Ted Beck honors his
predecessor Neil Milner, with help from
HSBC VP Carlo Airdo.
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy