News Release

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2023

2023 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award Nominations Open Today

Awards Recognize Individuals & Organizations for Excellence in Increasing Financial Literacy, Capability, and Inclusion Among Wisconsin Residents

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) today announced the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy and Capability is accepting nominations for the2023 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards through December 1, 2023. The awards recognize individuals and organizations for increasing financial literacy, capability, and inclusion among Wisconsin residents.

Nominations may be made in one of three categories:

  • Individual: Any person providing exceptional financial literacy education, or capability and inclusion practices in an innovative manner.
  • Organization/Business: Any organization or business promoting financial literacy education, or capability and inclusion practices in an innovative manner through its initiatives.
  • Legacy: Any individuals, organizations, or businesses whose purpose and heritage are ingrained in sustained financial literacy, capability, and inclusion, and whose reputation in doing so is held in high regard as to serve as a model for others in carrying on the work of supporting financial literacy and expanding opportunities and security through financial capability. This lifetime recognition is intended to be conferred once to its recipients.

Criteria that will be used to judge the nominations include the following: innovative implementation of an effective financial literacy and capability program or program element within the last two years; emphasizes financial inclusion; demonstrated measurable results; collaboration with partners; and scalability of the program design.

Nominations are to be submitted onlinehere on or before December 1, 2023.

The Council will select recipients in December and award recipients in 2024. Earlier this year, the Council and Gov. Tony Evers honored nine individuals and twelve organizations as recipients of the 2022 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards in a ceremony at the Wisconsin State Capitol. The recipients were honored for their efforts in helping Wisconsinites build their financial literacy and capability skills.

The Council serves as a continuous sounding board for the Office of the Governor, the DFI, and the DFI’s Office of Financial Literacy to provide guidance and strategies to measurably improve the financial literacy, capability, and inclusion among Wisconsin residents. For additional information, visit the Council’s webpage or contact Council Executive Director David Mancl by phone at (608) 572-5794 or by email at


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