By: Mike Cashion, MFF Director of Operations
June 1, 2020
The Morgan Franklin Fellowship Foundation’s vision is to teach financial literacy and build financial independence through education, growth, diversity, and perpetuity. This past year, we have been fortunate to play a small part in supporting the efforts of Representative Willis Griffith, D-Manchester in bringing House Bill 1501 forward in the State of New Hampshire. The bill seeks to establish a commission to study financial literacy and recommend a multi-generational approach to financial education.
Our involvement started back in the summer of 2019 when Pioneer Student and Financial Fellow, Allison Demirjian, attended a fundraiser for the Holy Cross Family Learning Center in Manchester, NH. Allison joined our Executive Director, Judi Window, to learn more about the organization and to practice networking in a professional environment. Before long, she bumped into a board member at Holy Cross Family Learning Center named Willis. After sharing her background, involvement with and passion for financial literacy, Willis shared that he saw a strong need for financial literacy in our communities. This led to a more in-depth conversation in a follow-up meeting.
As Allison returned to college in the fall of 2019, Judi Window joined the committee to move a Financial Literacy Bill forward in New Hampshire. She has remained actively engaged in the committee, the community and in educating students through Morgan Franklin Fellowship.
We are always looking for opportunities to engage our Morgan Franklin Fellowship Fellows (Students & Alumni) in practical real-world experiences. If Judi had not encouraged Allison to join her for a networking event, practice her networking skills and meet working professionals near our office, we would have never had the opportunity to be a part of this great effort. We encourage you to step up, act as a mentor and share opportunities with those that are still students or early on in their careers, as we do here at MFF.
The Morgan Franklin Fellowship Foundation continues to wave the financial literacy flag. We look forward to continuing to support financial literacy efforts here in New Hampshire and beyond. At the time of this writing, NH House Bill 1501 has been set aside due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.
Learn more about our online Financial LIteracy Program here: https://morganfranklinfellowship.com/programs/financial-literacy/
Learn more about the efforts surrounding NH House Bill 1501 here: https://www.nhbr.com/measure-seeks-to-beef-up-financial-literacy-in-nh/