For the last 60 years, we have provided economic and financial literacy training and resources to K-12 teachers, students, and their parents—especially in underserved communities—throughout California in order to help them gain a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance, so they can make better decisions to compete and succeed in the global economy.
Signature Sponsor of the Year
Two (2) Chairman’s Tables of ten (10) people in prime locations
Company branding on select signage, including VIP red carpet photo area (prime location)
CEO photo and letter in Gala Tribute Book (prime placement)
Podium Time (Brief introductory remarks about company and its support of economic education)
Recognition of company in marketing collateral
Inclusion in year-long Gala marketing (before and after Gala)
Company name on presentation screen
A University-Based, State-Wide Network of Economic Education
Our network of Centers for Economic Education are located on university campuses throughout California. This system is in partnership with the California State University System and CA Department of Education
Professional Development and Training for Educators
In 2018-19, we were able to train
effectively empowering 184,000 students with economic and financial education.
Experiential Economic and Personal Finance Learning for Students
“Participating in this contest was very telling for what it will be like to manage finances both logically and in the real world, for whatever scenario that pops up.”
– Clair Mahon, 12th Grade, Financial Advisors Contest Participant
Our 2019 Honorees
John Nickoll is the former President, Chairman, and CEO of Wells Fargo Foothill. He is known as one of the pioneers of commercial finance in North America, and continues to build upon his legacy through his unwavering support of CCEE. John has been honored for his advocacy and philanthropy by a number of other nonprofit and community organizations, including the Beverly Hills Education Foundation, National Conference of Christian and Jews, Children’s Burn Center, UCLA’s Johnson Cancer Center, and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
Former Wells Fargo Executive, Retired
Special Assistant City Attorney Capri Maddox is the current senior advisor to City Attorney Michael N. Feuer. In 2018-2019, Capri served as the Los Angeles Unified Senior Executive Director of Partnerships, working alongside community partners to bring LAUSD’s high school students and their families financial education. Capri has also served as Director of the City Attorney Business Support Program and prior to that, she was the president of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works.
Excellence in Leadership
Special Assistant City Attorney
Anthony Zambelli is the Director of the San Diego Center for Economic Education and Professor Emeritus in the Business and Professional Studies Department at Cuyamaca College. Dr. Zambelli has been a steadfast champion of economic education–over the years he has connected hundreds of California educators to economics professional development and training. When he’s not helping to train educators, he actively volunteers in the San Diego community.
Excellence in Teaching
Director of the SDCEE and Professor Emeritus in the Business and Professional Studies Department at Cuyamaca College