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The Money School of DE

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In the late 1990’s, a group called Green Purse traveled the nation presenting Every Woman’s Money Conference. In 1999, State Treasurer Jack Markell brought the event to Delaware. The Delaware women in attendance were so energized by the program that they urged the Treasurer to keep the financial dialogue alive, inspiring Markell to organize 12 classes for “every woman”, establishing “Delaware’s Money School.”  In 2001, Markell raised funds to create the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. DFLI, as the Institute is nicknamed, opened its doors in the Claymont Community Center in June 2002. Ronni Cohen, a former Brandywine School District teacher, was hired as Executive Director of DFLI, to run financial literacy initiatives, including The Money School. Over the years, additional programs have been created, all to fulfill DFLI’s mission:
To help individuals, especially those of low to moderate income, become equipped with the tools to get their financial lives in order so that they can become self-sufficient and enjoy financial well-being over time.
Leveraging nonprofit, government, educational, and corporate partnerships has been the key to the growth and enhancement of programs, development of new initiatives, and capacity building of the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute. Over 150 representatives from these organizations comprise the all volunteer “faculty” of The Money School and help staff the many DFLI events.
Since 2001, DFLI has grown into a Community of Learners in a School Without Walls.
DFLI Staff
Ronni Cohen , Executive Director –
Karen Graham, Senior Associate Director –
Tami Schoenfeld, Money School DIrector –
Christine Paski, Program Manager –
Shaquilla Holmes, Program Specialist –
Nancy Dotsicas, Office Manager –
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 DFLI Programs

Social Media 101 Training  Social Media Class

Join us and learn how to create a savvy social media strategy. Social media experts will discuss creative e-mail marketing, maximizing video content, blogging tips, and media relations.

Guest Speakers:

  • Antionette Blake, Blogger, DeDivahDeals
  • Amy Cherry, WDEL
  • Carl Immediato, Talk Fusion
  • Randi Penfil, Constant Contact
  • Stacey Schiller, Stacey Link

When: Thursday, Jan. 30 ~ Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Goodwill Center, 300 E. Lea Blvd. Wilmington

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C.O.D.E. Conference


America Saves Week – Awards Luncheon



Teaching Blogging 201

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