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St. Louis Fed Wins 2015 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award


The Institute for Financial Literacy recently honored the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as its nonprofit organization of the year. The Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Awards are given annually to recognize leaders in the field of financial literacy education.

“We are thrilled that the Bank has been recognized for its commitment to financial education and the quality of the curricular materials and programming that it provides in its District and across the country,” said Mary Suiter, assistant vice president and education officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

The St. Louis Fed’s Econ Lowdown offers free classroom resources for K-16 educators to assist in teaching about economics, personal finance, money and banking, and the Federal Reserve. These economic and financial education resources reach about 400,000 students across the country each year. Similar free resources are available for parents and the public at large, and the St. Louis Fed offers free opportunities for teacher professional development and continuing education credit. There is no cost to access these resources at

In addition, the Inside the Economy Museum opened last year inside the historic St. Louis Fed headquarters in downtown St. Louis. It offers students, families and other visitors the opportunity to learn about how the financial decisions they make influence the larger economy. The museum is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.

The St. Louis Fed was presented with the nonprofit organization of the year award on April 1 at the annual conference on Financial Education in San Antonio, Texas. Read more about the award and browse some of the outstanding Econ Lowdown videos, podcasts and curriculum for all ages produced by our Economic Education team.