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Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas Governors Sign Proclamations Declaring April Financial Literacy Month
Monday, April 3, 2017 7:00 AM

Happy National Financial Literacy Month!

Financial Fitness Day“There is a tremendous need for financial education, and National Financial Literacy Month is an excellent opportunity to increase awareness and inspire consumers to make a change,” says Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Courtney Moran. “Not having the necessary financial knowledge and skills can prevent consumers from ever realizing true financial stability.”

As champions of the financial literacy cause, Moran says credit unions continue to make great strides in deploying financial education into their local schools and communities. And during the month of April, Moran says a number of credit unions are hosting financial education workshops and classes, lunch-and-learns, and reality fairs. Others are conducting various fundraisers. You're only limited by your imagination.

“We are also very excited that the governors of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas have all signed proclamations declaring April as Financial Literacy Month,” notes Moran. “In all three proclamations, the governors acknowledge the important role financial education plays in helping consumers make more responsible financial choices.”

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation, in partnership with the National Credit Union Foundation, presents "Financial Fitness Day," a fundraising and awareness campaign that takes place April 5. Americans spend months getting their physical health into shape as part of their New Year's resolutions. Kicking off National Financial Literacy Month, Financial Fitness Day is dedicated to helping members get their financial health in shape.

It's easy to participate. Just hold one or more of the following at your organization on Financial Fitness Day, April 5 (or any day during April Financial Literacy Month):

  • Jeans or Casual Day for staff
  • Bake sale for staff and/or members
  • Deduct or Donate a Buck: Ask staff and/or members to consider a voluntary contribution of $1 or more, either in cash as they complete their transaction and/or deducting from their checking or saving account as often as they choose.

By participating, you'll be raising funds for the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation and National Credit Union Foundation in support of their critical financial education initiatives, as well as raising awareness about the importance of financial education. For more information, please contact Foundation staff at 800-953-8283.

To learn more about other financial literacy activities taking place throughout the Cornerstone region in April and to view all three proclamations, please visit the Cornerstone Foundation’s website, at cscuf.coop/financial_literacy_month.html.