FCSW and CFO Jeff Atwater to Host First Florida Financial Education Summit
Tallahassee, FL (November 14, 2016) — Studies show that 45% of Florida households, 3.2 million families are living paycheck to paycheck, and are just one unexpected expense from financial catastrophe. In an effort to address this issue, the Florida Commission on the Status of Women together with Department of Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater are hosting Continuing the Conversation: Florida Financial Education Summit on Thursday, November 17, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Florida Atlantic University North Campus in Jupiter, Florida.
The Summit is a collaborative effort, bringing together leaders at the local, county and state levels to learn of these important challenges women and families are facing. The goal is to expand coalitions that will enhance the delivery of financial education both regionally and statewide. By connecting community leaders with these valuable resources, broader access and stronger avenues to reaching those families on the precipice of financial disaster – those who are in need of education the most – can be built.
“During the fall of 2014, the Florida Commission on the Status of Women traveled throughout the state to engage with women and hear firsthand of the challenges they face with the ultimate goal of engaging community stakeholders in seeking positive solutions,“ states Patti W. Hamilton, Chair of the Commission. “It was clear that families throughout Florida in every community, share common financial and economic concerns. The Commission recognizes a real need for coordinated efforts among public and private service and financial organizations to educate women and their families on how to best access financial education and resources. “
The Summit is free and open to the public, but space is limited. The Commission offers this event as part of its mission to recognize and support women of all ages as they strive to achieve their fullest potential. Additional information is available by calling 850-414-3300.
The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is a nonpartisan board, statutorily created in 1991 consisting of 22 appointed members, administratively housed in the Office of the Attorney General, Pam Bondi.