MADISON – The Wisconsin Bankers Association recently honored banks and bankers from around the state for their efforts in promoting financial literacy among thousands of Wisconsin’s consumers.
“Educating consumers of all ages about personal finance not only benefits individuals, but our communities as a whole,” said Rose Oswald Poels, WBA president and CEO. “We commend these banks and their staff for carrying out a long-standing industry commitment to improving financial literacy.”
The Bankers Promoting Financial Literacy program held its annual conference on Sept. 13 to honor the Wisconsin bankers who give their time and talent back to the community through financial education presentations.
From June 2011 to May 2012, 596 individual bankers made nearly 2,500 personal finance presentations to a total of almost 50,000 consumers of all ages.
In addition, during the month of April, as part of Teach Children to Save Day, 236 Wisconsin bankers gave 992 presentations to over 16,600 children, teaching them the value of saving and spending wisely.
The Sept. 13th event specifically recognized 45 bank branches and 20 individual bankers during the awards portion of the conference.