North Carolina Center For Financial Literacy Hosts Inaugural Financial Education Roundtable Discussion

October 16, 2014

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Center for Financial Literacy (NCCFL), an initiative of the North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA) Foundation designed to unite the many, disparate individuals, organization and businesses advocating financial education throughout North Carolina’s 100 counties, will host its Inaugural Financial Education Roundtable Discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The discussion will take place at NCBA headquarters, located at 3601 Haworth Dr. in Raleigh.

The event will bring together individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses who are focused on improving financial education in K-12 public schools in North Carolina. The roundtable will provide a forum for in-depth discussion on the ways in which the private sector could help improve financial literacy in the state. Attendees will share their opinions in a free-flowing roundtable discussion and will engage in productive conversation designed to develop an action plan allowing the private sector to aid in improving financial education throughout North Carolina.

“At the North Carolina Bankers Association, we believe that financial literacy needs to be a staple of the American education system,” said Thad Woodard, president & CEO, North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA). “The children in our communities are the future customers and employees of the many great banks our state has to offer, and educating them about handling finances when they are most impressionable will help prepare our students for a bright future. It is our hope that with this roundtable, hosted by the North Carolina Center for Financial Literacy (NCCFL), will lead to a productive discussion to jumpstart a plan for improving financial proficiency statewide.”

“It’s time for North Carolina to take the lead by developing a comprehensive plan combatting financial illiteracy,” said Jan Dillon, director of the North Carolina Center for Financial Literacy (NCCFL). “Being financially capable is not just possessing knowledge, it’s practicing positive financial habits on a day-to-day basis. The NCCFL’s goal for this roundtable discussion is to devise an effective long-term strategy for improving financial habits in our state.”

The North Carolina Bankers Association brings together all categories of banking institutions that best represent the interests of our rapidly changing state. The state’s banks have provided support to their communities since 1804. For more information, visit www.ncba.com.

The North Carolina Center for Financial Literacy (NCCFL) is an initiative of the North Carolina Bankers Association Foundation. Its mission is to unite the many, disparate individuals, organizations and businesses advocating financial education throughout North Carolina’s 100 counties. For more information, visit https://www.ncbankers.org/community-outreach/nccfl/.

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