Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Google, Washington, DC
25 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
For more information or to RSVP, contact:
Carole Berke or Vickie Tse
Celebrating Innovative Consumer Education
To mark its 43rd anniversary, Consumer Action’s Annual Awards Reception on October 21, 2014, will celebrate the theme of “Train the Trainer.” Through the power of individual and small group trainings, Consumer Action each year is able to personally interact with staff members of more than 550 community-based groups among the 7,000 the organization serves nationwide with free multilingual materials, training downloads and technical assistance.
Throughout the year, Consumer Action’s train-the-trainer meetings bring together community group representatives to be trained by Consumer Action staff on how to use the organization's extensive educational modules to educate low- and moderate-income consumers. By training these key stakeholders, Consumer Action reaches tens of thousands of consumers with the information they need to improve their finances and their lives. In this way, Consumer Action “teaches one to reach thousands.”
Please join us on October 21 in Washington, DC to celebrate our long and innovative history of multilingual consumer education and to honor this year’s Consumer Excellence awardees: the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), which provides financial education and practical information to people at all financial stages; Michelle Singletary, Washington Post “Color of Money” columnist, whose writings empower consumers to make wise money management choices; and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Education and Engagement Division, which creates opportunities for consumers to make better choices about money so that they can reach their life goals.
Your support is tax-deductible! Sponsors will receive tickets to our 43rd Annual Awards Reception and other benefits and recognition. Even if you can't attend our reception, we hope you will consider making a donation or pledge.
Click on the links below to buy a ticket, explore sponsorship opportunities or make a donation in honor of our 43 years of service to consumers:
Event Committee Members: Jenny Backus, Google (Chair) | Scott Sapperstein, AT&T (Chair)
Jason Alderman, Visa Inc. | Dusty Brighton, Stateside Associates | Angie Garcia-Lathrop, Bank of America
Carlye Greene, Capital One | Brian Huseman, Amazon | Chris Merida, American Express
Jennifer Openshaw, Family Financial Network | Robert Shrum, MyWireless.org
Jim Sturdevant, The Sturdevant Law Firm | Frank Torres, Microsoft