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 Financial Education and Capability Awards

Congratulations To The Winners!

CASH Campaign of Maryland, MCEE & MSDE and our sponsors want to congratulate the exceptional leaders who were recognized at the 10th Annual Financial Education and Capability Awards. This award highlights the dedication and success of public school teachers, community champions and outstanding organizations who deliver financial education to youth and adults focusing on a range of financial management concepts and behaviors including budgeting, careers and income, credit, savings, financial decision-making, and understanding values and habits about money.

These awards are made possible by the Maryland Society of Accounting and Tax Professionals and the Woodside Foundation. Check back in January of 2024 when nominations for the 11th Annual Financial Education & Capability Awards will be open.


2023 Financial Education and Capability Award Winners:

  • Elementary School Teacher Award:  Karen Yancey, Marley Elementary School (Anne Arundel County) – For her consistent support of growing student knowledge and her commitment to bringing economic education to her school community.
  • Middle School Teacher Award: Amanda Price, Northern Middle School (Calvert County) – For incorporating financial education programs into Calvert County school classes and encouraging other teachers to embrace financial education.
  • High School Teacher Award: Kurt Marx, Stephen Decatur High School (Worcester County) – For getting to know his students’ motivations and interests and sharing with them the importance of financial education knowledge and how it will contribute to their success.
  • Community Champion:  Michelle Coates, Volunteer (Anne Arundel County) – For her work with youth and adults teaching them all aspects of building life financial skills and her support of advancing financial education in Maryland.
  • Outstanding Organization: Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. Economic Mobility Program (Carroll County) – For developing dynamic programming and services, over the past 35 years, to address the root causes of poverty, while guiding low-income households to a path of self-sufficiency.