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June 25, 2018

For Immediate Release                        

Co ntact: Ginie Lynch, 443.614.2772

Nonprofit Honors Leaders in the Financial Education Movement
Roland Martin: Urgent Need to Teach Financial Literacy

Washington, D.C. - The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc. (SFE&PD) will honor top leaders in the financial literacy movement at its 20 th Anniversary and Awards Gala June 26, 2018. The gala, hosted at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. from 6 to 9 p.m., will feature journalist Roland Martin as the keynote speaker. Martin, CEO of Nu Vision Media, Inc. and Host/Managing Editor, TV One, will address the urgent need to teach financial literacy, especially in underserved communities.

“As one of the first nonprofits to teach students financial education, SFE&PD is proud to celebrate colleagues who contribute greatly to the financial literacy cause,” said Theodore “Ted” Daniels, SFE&PD’s Founder and President. SFE&PD will honor organizations and financial education advocates at its awards ceremony. Leadership Awardees include:

Outstanding Public Leader Award            
U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD-5)

Corporate Partner Leadership Award
Ally Financial

University Leadership Award
HBCU Business Deans Roundtable

Community Equality Leadership Award
Prosperity Now

Faith-Based Leadership Award
Dr. Rev. DeForest Soaries Jr.

Nonprofit Leadership Award
 Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

SFE&PD’s awards are a platform to highlight the positive impact of teaching people financial skills that can empower families and communities, Daniels said. “We are delighted Roland Martin will discuss reaching underserved populations and teaching them important skills for financial health.”


SFE&PD is a financial education and professional development nonprofit that teaches college students and individuals to manage their money wisely and plan their economic futures. SFE&PD conducts financial literacy seminars to people of all ages and backgrounds, and works with universities, nonprofits groups, and government agencies. For information, call 703-920-3807 or go to: .