Financial Beginnings Raises Funds for Classroom Efforts

Financial roulette, a stock market quiz, putt-putt for prizes and spinning for tuition were some of the offerings at “Game of Life,” the annual fundraiser for Portland-based Financial Beginnings held April 26 in Portland.

Instead of hosting a semi-formal annual dinner, the organization is in its second year of hosting an interactive, family-friendly event that raises both awareness and money.

“This year’s event was an incredible success! The new format went over very well and guests had a fun time playing the games,” said Kristin Monahan, development director for Financial Beginnings. “We welcomed new guests and new sponsors this year and raised money to meet the incredible—and growing—demand for our in-school financial education programs.”

One hundred forty people attended this year’s fundraiser.

Financial Beginnings supports 500 volunteers who expect to educate 16,000 students in the next year about personal finance, budgeting, credit, purchasing insurance, savings and investing. The volunteers are trained to teach elementary, middle- and high-school students. The funds provide training, manuals, teaching tools and other materials.



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