june 13, 2023

Executive Director Kerry Wagner Woodward named among 2023 Philadelphia Titan 100

The Titan 100 program recognizes the top 100 CEOs & C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion.

The Titan 100 embodies the true diversity of the Philadelphia business landscape. Representing technology, manufacturing, education, healthcare, construction/real estate, staffing, professional services, hospitality, transportation, and the non-profit sector among many others.

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May 4, 2023

Pennsylvania auditor general calls for financial literacy in public schools

At Martin Luther King High School in Germantown on Thursday, DeFoor was joined by school officials, community activists and political leaders as he extolled the virtues of teaching Philadelphia’s young people financial literacy. He singled out the work that the organization Philadelphia Financial Scholars (PFS) has done to add these kinds of courses to curriculums in the Philadelphia School District.

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April 27, 2023

Citywide Business Pitch Competition Showcases Entrepreneurial Talent Among High School Students in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Financial Scholars, a nonprofit organization partnering with high schools to provide high-quality personal finance and entrepreneurship education, is excited to announce its Citywide Final Business Pitch Competition on Friday, April 28th from 10AM – 11:30AM at 201 Rouse Boulevard at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Last week, panels of local business leaders and entrepreneurs selected six finalists at competitions across the city. These six finalists will compete for a $1,000 investment in their business idea.

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January 25, 2023

Philadelphia Financial Scholars To Be Recognized as Eagles Community RedZone Organization During NFC Championship Game

Philadelphia Financial Scholars will be acknowledged by the Eagles as one of three Community RedZone organizations at the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, January 29, 2023. The Eagles’ and Philadelphia Insurance’s Community RedZone program highlights the work of charitable organizations. Throughout the season, organizations are highlighted at each Eagles home game and given the opportunity to help spread awareness to Eagles fans of the work they’re doing in the Greater Philadelphia area to help make a difference.

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OCTOBER 4, 2022

FS Investments recognized as a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility

FS Investments was recently honored in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility at the 2022 Industry Awards for its Philadelphia Financial Scholars program, which aims to improve financial literacy for local students. 

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

New nonprofit Philadelphia Financial Scholars receives grant to offer financial literacy courses at 19 Philly public schools

Pennsylvania is among the worst in the country in its efforts to teach financial literacy. The Next Gen Personal Finance and Michael Jordan Brand grant will serve about 1,200 Philly students with financial education classes.

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

Nearly Half a Million High Schoolers will Receive Life-Changing Personal Finance Education Funded by a Grant from Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand and Implemented with Next Gen Personal Finance

An astounding 498,000 primarily Black and Hispanic students who attend 639 high schools across the United States will have access to a personal finance course thanks to a one-time grant to nonprofit Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) from Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand.

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FEBRUARY 22, 2021

New nonprofit Philadelphia Financial Scholars will expand access to financial literacy and entrepreneurship education

Today marks the launch of Philadelphia Financial Scholars, a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aims to help Philadelphia high school students and their families take on systemic challenges and develop wealth-building tools through access to financial literacy and entrepreneurship education.

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DECEMBER 17, 2020

Philadelphia Financial Scholars honored by Money Management Institute’s Opening Doors Awards

Philadelphia Financial Scholars, a new 501(c)(3) with a mission to help Philadelphia high school students and their families develop wealth-building tools, was recognized by the Money Management Institute (MMI) at its inaugural Opening Doors Awards ceremony. The Opening Doors event supports the work of MMI and the Gateway Foundation to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the financial services industry.

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