Jackson Charitable Foundation Donates Personal Finance Curriculum to 250 High Schools
AUGUST 27, 2018
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Jackson Charitable Foundation Donates Personal Finance Curriculum to 250 High Schools Across the Country this Fall
Contribution allows Ramsey Education to reach 20,000 more high school students with life-changing financial education program
LANSING, Mich. --August 28, 2018-- Jackson Charitable Foundation,, the charitable-giving arm of Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson®), today announced a $500,000 contribution to Ramsey Education to sponsor their Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum in 250 high schools across the country this school year. The Foundation, which has a mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale, has teamed up with Ramsey Education to ensure more than 20,000 high school students have access to this critical, financial education program that teaches valuable skills to prepare them for a life of financial freedom.
“We’re thrilled to work with Ramsey Education and support educators across the country as they get this important financial literacy program into the hands of thousands more high-school students who might not otherwise hear these valuable lessons,” said Danielle Robinson, executive director, Jackson Charitable Foundation. “Our dream is for teens to develop strong personal finance skills that allow them to understand the choices we all have with money and set themselves on a path for success after they leave school.”
The new partnership with Ramsey Education adds to the growing number of financial literacy programs the Foundation already supports across the country. The Foundation’s signature program, Cha-ChingTM Money Smart Kids, is brought to more than 1.5 million elementary school students annually through partnerships with Junior Achievement USA and Discovery Education. Cha-Ching teaches basic money concepts to kids through a series of three-minute music videos, classroom lessons and family activities that show students how to Earn, Save, Spend & Donate.
Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey began Ramsey Education to address a concern he heard regularly when counseling adults on money issues, "I wish I had learned this in high school!" Thus, the creation of Foundations in Personal Finance, an easy-to-use, turn-key school curriculum that teaches students the value of saving, spending and giving to guide them down the path of financial literacy.
“It’s critical that young people everywhere, regardless of economic circumstance, learn sound, financial principles and make them part of their behavior and daily decision-making,” said Jim King, senior vice president of Ramsey Education. “It was clear to us right away that the Jackson Charitable Foundation considers it a privilege to support and strengthen those efforts.”
More than three million students have benefited from Foundations in Personal Finance in middle schools, high schools and universities nationwide. Foundations in Personal Finance can be used as a primary resource to fulfill requirements in mathematics, economics, family consumer science, business mathematics and personal finance. Educators who use this program see their students build confidence, security and hope. They share stories of students going to college debt-free, paying cash for their first car, or even helping their parents learn about the importance of an emergency fund.
For more information about Foundations in Personal Finance, go to www.ramseysolutions.com/education.
To learn more about the Jackson Charitable Foundation, please visit jacksoncharitablefoundation.org.
Jackson is a leading provider of retirement products for industry professionals and their clients. The company and its affiliates offer variable, fixed and fixed index annuities designed for tax-efficient growth and distribution of retirement income for retail customers, as well as products for institutional investors. Jackson is a proud founding member and co-chair of the Alliance for Lifetime Income, a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization formed and supported by 24 of the nation’s financial services organizations to create awareness and educate Americans about the importance of protected lifetime income. With $264.9 billion in IFRS assets*, the company prides itself on product innovation, sound corporate risk management practices and strategic technology initiatives. Focused on thought leadership and education, Jackson develops proprietary research, industry insights and financial representative training on retirement planning and alternative investment strategies. The company is also dedicated to corporate social responsibility and supports nonprofits focused on strengthening families and creating economic opportunities in the communities where its employees live and work. For more information, visit www.jackson.com.
*Jackson has $264.9 billion in total IFRS assets and $251.6 billion in IFRS policy liabilities set aside to pay primarily future policyowner benefits (as of June 30, 2018). International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is a principles-based set of international accounting standards for reporting financial information. IFRS is issued by the International Accounting Standards Board in an effort to increase global comparability of financial statements and results. IFRS is used by Jackson's parent company.
About Jackson Charitable Foundation
The Jackson Charitable Foundation, the charitable-giving arm of Jackson, is a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation. Its mission is to provide educational programming to increase the financial knowledge of Americans. Our vision is for all Americans to have the strong personal finance skills that allow people to live fuller, more self-directed lives. The Foundation works with Jackson associates and world-class partners to provide economic opportunities that build strong communities. Follow the Jackson Charitable Foundation at jacksoncharitablefoundation.org, on Facebook at @JacksonCharitableFoundation and on Twitter at @JacksonFdn.
About Ramsey Solutions
Ramsey Education is a division of Ramsey Solutions, a company committed to helping people regain control of their money, build wealth, grow their leadership skills, and enhance their lives through personal development. The company’s success is defined by the number of people whose lives are changed by a message of hope. Through a variety of mediums including live events, publishing, syndicated columns and a nationally syndicated radio show, Ramsey Solutions uses common sense education to empower people to win at life and money. Millions of families have graduated from Financial Peace University classes across the country, and Ramsey Solutions’ world-class speakers have brought vision, inspiration, and encouragement to more than a million more. Voted among Nashville’s best places to work ten times, Ramsey Solutions employs more than 700 team members focused and dedicated to doing work that matters.
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