The pressures of this last year are exposing some of the deepest cracks in our healthcare, safety, and financial institutions. Yet a light is finding its way through these fractures, and it is illuminating the inequalities these systems were founded on. It is bringing into focus a truth we can no longer ignore. We must rebuild our communities with equity as our priority.
During this past year, CCEE launched the Black, Indigenous, People of Color Economic Equity Initiative to reach the most vulnerable among us. And we are proud of our response. We are leveraging this as a chance to see our vision of a truly financially and economically literate California come to fruition.
This work could not be possible without the help of our incredible partners who are committed to bringing those who have been historically marginalized into the fold. And this important work deserves a moment of thankful acknowledgement.
Join us on April 15, 2021 as we honor the CCEE champions who advocate for BIPOC students to cultivate opportunities that will last for generations.
We will toast to both a job well done and accomplishments to come. It is time to “Cheers to Equity” with gusto and gratefulness. This is an event you will not want to miss!
Excellence in Equity
California Association of African American Administrators and Superintendents (CAAASA)
accepted on behalf of Dr. Daryl Camp, San Lorenzo Unified School District Superintendent and CAAASA President
CAAASA is a group of educational leaders who are committed to identifying and addressing the critical issues in education through public policy relative to the status and performance of African-American students in California.
Excellence in Teaching
Karen Clark Yamamoto
Teacher, Anaheim Union High School District
For the past 22-years, Karen has been a teacher at Western High School in Anaheim. She has taught AP Human Geography, Economics, Government, and United States History, and currently serves as the Social Science Department Chair.
Excellence in Corporate Leadership
Bank of America
accepted of behalf of Raul Anaya, President of of Business Banking
Bank of America is helping build thriving communities by addressing issues fundamental to economic health and sustainability. They are advancing economic mobility by addressing issues related to workforce development and education, community development and basic needs. As a financial institution, they respond in two ways — by helping to address the immediate need, as well as funding innovative longer term solutions for economic self-sufficiency.
2021 CCEE Gala Co-Chairs
Senior VP and Regional Manager, Torrey Pines Bank
Secretary, California Council on Economic Education Board of Directors
VP Underwriting Manager, JPMorgan Chase
California Council on Economic Education Board of Directors
For over six decades, CCEE’s mission has been to improve California’s economic future by teaching economics and financial literacy, especially in underserved communities.
Thank you to our 2021 Cheers to Equity Gala Sponsors and Supporters
A special thank you to
John and Patty Nickoll
Barry and Carole Patmore