PROVIDENCE, RI - The Council for Economic Education has honored
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner with the 2017 William A. Forbes Public
Awareness Award, recognizing his work to advance financial literacy for student
"My mission is to promote economic growth and financial
stability for all Rhode Islanders," said Treasurer Magaziner. "The
Council and I share the belief that financial literacy education is critical
for students to make better decisions as savers, investors, borrowers, voters,
and participants in the global economy. I share this award with the Rhode
Island educators, business leaders and non-profits who have made financial
literacy a priority."
Treasurer Magaziner serves as chair of the Financial Education
and Empowerment Committee of the National Association of State Treasurers, and
has launched a series of state-wide financial literacy roundtables in Rhode
"CEE is pleased to honor Treasurer Magaziner and recognize
his work to raise awareness of the importance of financial literacy," said
Nan J. Morrison, President and CEO of the Council for Economic Education.
Made possible by a gift from the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics
Foundation, the award includes a $1,000 honorarium which was presented directly
to the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education.