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Money Smart Week
Apr 19 – Apr 25 all-day


Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002. Partnering Organizations will host their events April 18 – 25, 2015. More

ILJC Board Meeting – Private @ Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ILJC Board Meeting – Private

Summer Scholarship & Grant Application Deadline
Jun 18 @ 11:59 pm – Jun 19 @ 12:00 am

Summer Awards will be presented at the July 24 ANFE support forum

ANFE Support Forum @ To be confirmed
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

In odd years, ILJC focuses on engaging ANFE members through online surveys, webinars and an informal summer forum. The goal is to provide resources and encouragement to help them put the programs and techniques they learned about at the summit into practice. The highlight of this effort is the presentation of project implementation grants to fund selected financial education initiatives.

Details to be confirmed…


ILJC Board Meeting – Private @ Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ILJC Board Meeting – Private

Fall Scholarship & Grant Application Deadline
Oct 1 @ 11:59 pm – Oct 2 @ 12:00 am

Fall awards will be presented at the Nov 19 holiday award reception & benefit

Annual Board Retreat @ Fifth Third Bank Boardroom
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meeting Objectives

  • For Board Members to get to know each other in an informal setting
  • To review 2015 goals and accomplishments
  • To set priorities for 2016 year and establish a budget outline
  • To address leadership succession
  • To lay out our entire 2016 calendar, including Board and E/C meetings, education/networking events, the ANFE summit, the national conference and the holiday reception, as well as newsletter & fundraising schedules, etc.


  • Date: Saturday October 24, 2015
  • Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Venue: Fifth Third Bank, 222 S Riverside Plaza, Chicago – 34th floor boardroom (map)
  • Meals and snacks will be provided
  • The facility is above Union Station and close to the Ogilvie Metra station, Quincy/Wells El station and Canal Street bus
  • Nearby parking facilities
  • Please plan to arrive a little early so that we can begin on time – check in at the lobby desk and then proceed to the 34th floor
  • Attire is CASUAL!
ILJC Holiday Award Reception & Benefit @ To be confirmed
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The objectives of this event are to: acknowledge sponsors, directors and volunteers; recognize scholarship & grant recipients; present Fall scholarships and grants; review ILJC accomplishments and preview the next year’s agenda; present the annual Terry Savage award for contributions to financial education; and introduce a high-profile guest speaker in an interactive “town hall” setting.


Details to be confirmed…

ILJC Annual Board Meeting – Private @ Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ILJC Annual Board Meeting – Private