CCEE's Mission

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.

CCEE's 2019 Honorees

John Nickoll

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.

Legacy Award

John Nickoll

Former Wells Fargo Executive, Retired

Capri Maddox

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

Capri Maddox

Special Assistant City Attorney

Anthony Zambelli

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

Anthony Zambelli

Director of the SDCEE and Professor Emeritus in the Business and Professional Studies Department at Cuyamaca College

CCEE's Work and Impact