Magazine article Financial History

Museum Launches P-Credit Course for Teachers and Renews Free Student Summer Program

Magazine article Financial History

Museum Launches P-Credit Course for Teachers and Renews Free Student Summer Program

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The Museum's program offerings and visitorship numbers have never been stronger. So far this year, the Lecture/ Symposia Series has featured Sheila Bair, former head of the FDIC during the recent credit crisis; Alan Blinder, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board; and Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, a leading financial literacy advocate. Our Lunch and Learn Series has been robust with eight speakers in the last three months, including Vanguard founder Jack Bogle and Museum founder John Herzog. We have also expanded our classes to NYC teachers who can now receive continuing education credit by attending our intensive 36-hour course on personal finance over a six-week period, led by Director of Education Chris Meyers. And in the first four months of this year, the number of individual visitors was up 47%, demonstrating that the Museum is becoming a visitor destination.

Our Board of Trustees continues to expand, and we welcome the addition of Andrew Soussloff, recently retired from the Sullivan and Cromwell law firm. The Board committees have been very active, and I would like to thank the trustees on those committees, as well as their chairs: Andrea de Cholnoky (Nominating), Al Hurley (Strategic Planning), Brad Kopp (Development) and Susan Stupin (Special Events). …

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