MADISON, Wis. – The Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy and Capability today announced the
Council is accepting nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards through March 15,
2021. The awards recognize individuals and organizations for increasing the financial literacy, capability,
and financial inclusion of Wisconsin’s residents.
Nominations may be made in one of three categories:
• Individual: Any person providing exceptional financial literacy, capability, and inclusion education
in an innovative manner.
• Organization/Business: Any organization or business promoting financial literacy, capability, and
inclusion in an innovative manner through its initiatives.
• Legacy: An organization, business or individual whose purpose and heritage is ingrained in sustained financial literacy, capability, and inclusion, and whose reputation in doing so is held in high regard in serving as a model for others in carrying on the work of supporting financial literacy and expanding opportunities through financial capability and financial inclusion. This lifetime recognition is intended to be conferred only once to the recipients.
Criteria that will be used to judge the nominations include: innovative implementation of an effective
financial literacy and capability program or program element within the last two years; emphasizes
financial inclusion, demonstrated measurable results; collaboration with partners; and scalability of the
Nominations are to be submitted online here on or before March 15, 2021.
The Council will select recipients in March and award recipients virtually in April. Last year, the Council
and Gov. Tony Evers honored 14 recipients for the 2019 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards in a
ceremony at the Wisconsin State Capitol.
The Council serves as a continuous sounding board for the Office of the Governor, the Wisconsin
Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), and DFI’s Office of Financial Literacy to provide guidance and
strategies to measurably improve the financial literacy, capability, and financial inclusion of Wisconsin’s
residents. To learn more about the Council, visit the Council’s webpage or contact Council Executive
Director David Mancl at (608) 261-9540 or email David.Mancl@dfi.wisconsin.gov.