Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

News Release

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Lyn Peters, Director of Communications
PH (360) 902-8731, lyn.peters@dfi.wa.gov


DFI Joins Jump$tart Washington And Federal Reserve Bank Of San Francisco To Host Five Regional Financial Education Forums

Successful kick-off event in Spokane exemplifies the power of partnership - bringing financial education professionals together to find creative ways to combine efforts for more effective outreach

Olympia – The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions is pleased to join the Jump$tart Washington Coalition and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in hosting five regional financial education forums throughout Washington: Spokane, Yakima, Kelso, Tukwila and Everett.

The forums offer an opportunity for financial education professionals to discover ways of working together for more effective outreach — using already existing resources, knowledge and strengths of multiple organizations to enhance financial education outreach efforts and avoid duplication and miscommunication.

The forums will:

Larger than expected participation at the Nov. 19 kick-off forum in Spokane resulted in strong networking, partnership development and planning for a large community financial education event for youth, adults and families, tentatively slated for fall 2011. Similar outcomes are anticipated for the remaining four forums.

Educators, non-profit organizations, financial institutions and others working to provide financial education to Washington residents — especially youth — are invited to register for these free events.

Upcoming forums will be from 8:30 – 11 a.m. A light breakfast will be provided.

January 4, 2011
Hilton Garden Inn
401 East Yakima Avenue
Yakima, WA

January 6, 2011
Red Lion Hotel
510 Kelso Drive
Kelso, WA

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
DoubleTree Guest Suites
16500 Southcenter Parkway
Tukwila, WA

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant
122 - 128th Street SE
Everett, WA

About DFI
www.dfi.wa.gov ▪ 360.902.8700 ▪ 877.RINGDFI (746.4334)
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions regulates a variety of financial service providers such as banks, credit unions, mortgage brokers, consumer loan companies, payday lenders and securities brokers and dealers. The department also works to improve financial education throughout Washington through its outreach programs and online clearinghouse www.dfi.wa.gov/financial-education. In addition to posting information about licensees and administrative actions, DFI uses the Web and social media to provide financial education information:

About Jump$tart Washington
Jump$tart Washington is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote the personal financial literacy of Washingtonians, with our primary emphasis on youth. Jump$tart Washington is a coalition, comprised of individuals, non-profit and governmental agencies and the corporate sector, who have joined to improve the personal financial literacy of Washington youth. You can learn more about the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy at www.jumpstart.org.

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