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Accepting the Financial Capability Innovation Award on behalf of
“At BankUnited, we are proud of the role our executives play in bringing critical financial literacy education to students. By providing a solid foundation in personal finance at a young age, we are equipping them with the skills and knowledge that will prepare them for life as successful adults,” said
Honorees were selected based on a set of criteria that included the scale and reach of their financial education initiatives, the duration of their commitment, and unique employee volunteering activities that supplement their programs.
“Each year, we travel to the birthplace of the American financial system to honor institutions that are truly dedicated to going above and beyond in service to their communities,” said
Administered by teachers in a classroom setting, the web-based course offers over six hours of programming on a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401ks and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards. The platform uniquely tracks the progress and performance of every student.