The Economics Center will hold its 6th Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at The Westin in downtown Cincinnati at 12:00 p.m. Mr. John Rogers, Chairman, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer at Ariel Investments, will receive the Center’s top honor, the Founder’s Award and will answer questions from Mr. John Reynolds, Head of Investment Management Group at Fifth Third Bank, discussing education and our local economy. Over 400 business leaders and educators will join the Economics Center in recognizing community leaders for accomplishments throughout the year, specifically highlighting successes in economic and financial education.
Rogers heads up the President’s Council on Financial Capability, a task force working to create teaching standards on personal finance for all school districts in the nation. The Council was first created under George W. Bush. Rogers is a Chicago native, who grew his business, Ariel Investments into the largest minority-owned financial management firm in the country. Rogers has also founded Ariel Academy, a public school in south side of Chicago where curriculum is focused on financial education and were students have made impressive gains in academic achievement as a result. He will speak to a Cincinnati audience of 400 about his work on March 7 at noon.
Each year at the Awards Luncheon, the Economics Center acknowledges local educators that have excelled in economics and financial education. Teachers are recognized for their outstanding commitment to their students and their own professional learning in the arena of financial education. The Center also presents an award to an elementary school principal who has demonstrated leadership, excellent content implementation, creativity and advocacy with financial literacy. Ohio National Financial Services, a contributor to the Ohio Stock Market Game, which the Center coordinates statewide, recognizes the student team with the highest portfolio value. The Stock Market Game teaches important 21st Century skills, such as critical-thinking, decision-making and research, in addition to the basics of saving and investing.
The Service to Community award recognizes a local organization that has important economic impact and is an agency that has a deep commitment to incorporating economic research into its business practices.
For over 35 years, the Economics Center has been the leading non-profit organization in Greater Cincinnati for economic information and resources. The Center broadens teachers’ knowledge about economics and finance through professional development seminars and empowers these teachers to introduce these concepts to students in the K-12 classroom. The Center also informs government and business leaders with economic research analyses that guide economic development decisions for more vibrant and economically healthy communities.
Who: Open to the public. Reservations required.
What: Economics Center 6th Annual Luncheon Awards
Where: Westin Hotel Downtown Cincinnati | 21 East 5th Street
When: Thursday, March 7, 2013 | Noon
Cost: $75 single ticket; $750 for table of ten.
Information: Jaclyn Smith at 513.556.2986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.