15th Annual Financial Literacy Leadership Conference & 25th Anniversary Celebration

It's only been a week since our 15th Annual Financial Literacy Leadership Conference and 25th Anniversary Celebration held October 23-24 at the Gaylord National and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

We are in awe at the quality of all of our speakers and panelists. The knowledge gained and connections made are the cornerstone of our guiding principles to teach, inspire and advocate.

Please check our website and social media channels soon for a complete set of pictures.

HBCU Financial Literacy Bowl

In what quickly became a conference favorite, SFEPD launched a new event for 2023. Initially open to all SFEPD Ambassador programs, teams from each participating HBCU compete in a two-phased competition to see who is the most financially savvy. The first round of the competition was held virtually, and teams competed in a speed round of financial literacy questions. Following an intense hour of competition in the first round, Tuskegee University came in first, followed by Hampton University and Southern University and A&M College. These teams and their oversight professors joined for a live competition to kickoff day two of our conference.

Generously sponsored by our friends at The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), the SFEPD HBCU Financial Literacy Bowl was hosted by NEFE Senior Director of Equity, Dr. Michelle Samuels-Jones. When the speed round of questions was over, Hampton University won first prize with Tuskegee coming in second and Southern placing third. Congratulations to all our students and their professors!

Special thanks to WTOP Journalist (and SFEPD Conference Panelist/proud Hampton University graduate) Stephanie Gaines-Bryant for her news coverage of the Financial Literacy Bowl. Click here for the story.

Attendee Survey

We'd love to know how we did at the conference! If you attended and haven't already done so, please complete the post-event survey by clicking below.

Complete Survey

Tennessee State Visit to Jackson

Our SFEPD Student Ambassadors from Tennessee State University visited one of our partners, Jackson, for the day to discuss the scope of business at Jackson and types of careers at their company.


"The introduction to the company's culture and the chance to interact with Jackson employees has given our students a unique perspective on potential career path. We believe this visit has not only expanded our knowledge, but also ignited a sense of curiosity and ambition among our students," said Dr. Anis Mnif, SFEPD Oversight Professor at Tennessee State University.

"It was such a wonderful, jam-packed two hours and I hope the students enjoyed it as much as the Jackson team did. All of my associates were commenting on the professionalism and thoughtful questions from the students. They were all impressed," said Susannah Berry, Director, Corporate Philanthropy at Jackson.

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