AICPA Promotes Financial Literacy at Capitol Hill Event

May 14, 2015

2015 Capitol Hill Financial Literacy Day
Pictured above at the Institute’s exhibit are Julia Gill Woodward, chief of staff to Representative Gwen Graham (D-Fla.), and Dan Bond, AICPA senior manager of communications and consumer education.



The American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy program, including the Feed the Pig campaign, was front and center on April 22 during Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill.  As a co-sponsor and exhibitor for the annual event, AICPA representatives promoted the profession’s financial education programs to more than 200 attendees, including members of Congress and their staff, as well as employees from federal agencies and representatives from organizations that support financial literacy.  The AICPA has sponsored the event since the 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy program was launched in 2004.

AICPA representatives also spoke to attendees about the April 22 speech given by Representative Mike Conaway, CPA (R-Texas) on the House floor celebrating Financial Literacy Month and highlighting the important role that the AICPA, state CPA societies, and CPAs across the country play in improving the financial education of all Americans.

During the program, representatives from the offices of Representatives Rubén Hinojosa (D-Texas) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) spoke about the importance of access to financial education and commended the exhibitors on their commitment to improving the financial lives of all Americans.  The event featured more than 50 exhibitors from business and finance, non-profits and associations, government and academia.

For more information about the AICPA’s financial literacy efforts, visit the 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy website.