We Have Exciting News!!!
As announced at the 2021 Financial Literacy Month Kick-Off, the pandemic has given us a chance to rethink the purpose of the Consortium and begin to move to a more digital presence.
The Georgia Consortium for Personal Financial Literacy over the past twenty-three years has had these four main goals:
- Convene educational sessions bringing together financial professionals, non-profit leaders, educators and governmental agencies to discuss key issues, obstacles, best practices and trends in financial education
- Foster collaborative efforts and networking to make a relevant impact on financial literacy education efforts
- Connect reliable financial literacy resources and volunteers with those in need
- Train people to foster financial literacy within their sphere of influence by equipping them with financial literacy resources and connecting them with qualified contacts.
In January 2021 the board decided to transition the Consortium to better leverage digital technologies. As such, we decided that one of the best ways to continue the first three goals of the Consortium would be to create a LinkedIn Group as a forum to share important financial literacy topics, resources and information about upcoming programs. To further facilitate networking, we plan to organize meetings twice a year either in person or by Zoom when more appropriate.
Therefore, we strongly encourage you to become involved with this new effort by going to LinkedIn and joining the Georgia Consortium for Financial Literacy LinkedIn Group. We are very excited about the possibilities this new format offers.
Given this new approach to our outreach, it was decided that the Consortium 501C3 would be dissolved by April 30th of 2021.
We all look forward to you engaging with this new group.
Georgia Consortium Board of Directors
Brenda Cude, PhD. – Professor Emeritus – University of Georgia
Stephen Davenport – Director of Alternative Investments – Decatur Capital Management, Inc.
John Hancock – President & CEO, Junior Achievement of Georgia
Amy Hennessy – Director, Outreach and Economic Education – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Mike McBride – Certified Public Accountant
Mike Raymer – Executive Director, Georgia Council on Economic Education