Economic and financial education transforms students’ lives by teaching them to make informed decisions which benefit themselves, their families, their communities, and the country. However, it takes investment to grow and is most effective when teachers are comfortable with it.

Your support of the Virginia Council on Economic Education ensures that every teacher has access to professional development, instructional resources, and ongoing support to teach their students these essential life skills. There is no cost to the teacher or school division for this program – thanks to our generous contributors.

Past gifts allowed VCEE to:
  • Develop a strong curriculum that incorporates key economic concepts at each grade level starting in kindergarten.
  • Privately fund an unfunded state mandate that a one-credit Economics and Personal Finance course is required for graduation. 
  • Raise our national profile by helping more high schools showcase excellence in personal finance instruction as recognized by W!se.

Here’s how you can help with an annual gift

  • $17 underwrites the fee for four students to play the Stock Market Game, empowering them to research and invest in a virtual portfolio.
  • $250 fills an elementary classroom with supplies and materials to conduct a thriving Mini-Economy and helps shape future entrepreneurs.
  • $500 invests in one educator, providing them with detailed content instruction, thousands of lessons, an opportunity to take the W!se Financial Literacy test, and a network of content specialists and other teachers.
  • $1,000 covers transportation for a team of high schools students to compete in the Governor’s Challenge state championship.
  • $5,000 promotes the development of a family financial literacy guide that advances teaching excellence while engaging students and families in reading a book together.

Join us with a major investment in the future

  • $25,000 equips 100 teachers and counselors with materials on planning for life after high school, fostering a healthy dialogue with students and families.
  • $65,000 creates an annual Speakers Series to spotlight successes in K-12 economic and financial education and scale initiatives that work.
  • $100,000 establishes an Innovation Fund that allows the VCEE Board of Directors maximum flexibility to support projects and programs of the utmost importance.
  • $500,000 supports a Professional Development Fund to build the human capital of the VCEE staff and increase research and creative outputs – most importantly – to better serve our teachers.
  • $3,000,000 endows a Center for Economic Education at a Virginia college or university and raises the prominence of VCEE and the value of the region’s K-12 schools.

The Virginia Council on Economic Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID# 23-7087052, established in 1970. Contact Jennie Romero, director of development, at (804) 512-0216 or jrromero@vcu.edu to discuss giving options, naming opportunities, and communication preferences.