The Financial Women's Association and Prudential Financial Team Up to Support Financial Education

Generous contribution from Prudential Financial underwrote holiday benefit to support the FWA Educational Fund

Jan 07, 2010, 12:42 ET from Financial Women's Association

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 15th, 2009, the Financial Women's Association (FWA) hosted a holiday benefit at the New York Stock Exchange to raise funds for the organization's Educational Fund, thanks to the generous support of Prudential Financial, which donated $15,000 to underwrite the event.

The benefit raised more than $25,000 for the FWA of New York Educational Fund, which supports scholarship, mentoring, and financial literacy programs for women in New York City as well as programs for the general business community. Since the founding of the organization, the FWA has given away more than a million dollars to help further women's education, careers and financial competency.

"This sponsorship underscores the value of the programs we provide and our mission to promote financial education for women in New York," said Stephanie Hauge, president of the FWA.

"Prudential Financial has a long-standing commitment to financial literacy so we are proud to support the FWA and its financial education programs for women," said Maureen Adolf, vice president of external affairs at Prudential Financial.

About the Financial Women's Association

Established in 1956, the Financial Women's Association (FWA) is the premier non-profit organization geared to enhancing the role of women in New York's financial industry. With more than 100 programs, workshops, and events per year, FWA has an established track record helping women achieve their career goals. From mentoring programs and scholarships, to educational and networking opportunities, FWA is dedicated to providing women with the tools they need to succeed throughout the arcs of their careers. FWA has more than 1,000 members worldwide and offers a broad spectrum of programming, including international conferences, regular briefings with government and industry leaders, as well as explorations of financial, socio-economic and political concerns, and community service. For more information, please visit

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