The Museum of American Finance is the nation’s only independent museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history. The Museum is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) Smithsonian affiliate creating non-ideological presentations and programs for purposes of education and general public awareness. Financial education is at the core of the Museum’s mission, seeking to promote lifelong learning and inquiry.
Stuyvesant High School is noted for its academic programs, having produced many notable alumni including four Nobel laureates. News & World Report ranked it as one of the best high schools nationwide in their list of America's best "Gold-Medal" public high schools.
Placer Partners / The Putney Financial Group is a community of like-minded people committed to being scrupled in business, working hard to make a profit, and contribute significantly to the civic good. True to its stated goals, they sponsor an array of imaginative and popular programs on the East and West Coasts, designed to provide internships, create educational content, aid in public exhibitions, as well as promote civic collaboration between institutions. These efforts demonstrate that ordinary people can come together, practice good business, make money, and make a valuable and far reaching public contribution.
GWG Life is a strong and avid supporter of financial education. They provide financial solutions to policyholders, such as life settlement contracts, and are dedicated to raising awareness of the secondary market to seniors and their caregivers.
Elka Gould is a filmmaker and former filmmaking teacher at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. She is currently working on a series of short videos documenting health care stories around the world.
Gould’s degrees include a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, NY, a second Bachelor of Arts in Technology Education from The City University of New York, a Masters of Arts from Queens College and a second Masters of Arts in Film Theory from The Graduate Center of The City University of New York.
Natasha Marco of Navema Studios is a Visual Artist (photographer - designer - filmmaker) and Creative Producer. She has creatively collaborated with museums, musicians and performers, public and private educational institutions, theatre companies, as well as fundraising and private companies. Her photography work has been published, exhibited and featured, and her design and film work have been commissioned for both professional endeavors and personal commissions.