Message to Members
MoAF Education Programs Reach More Than 1,500 Teens and Adults This Summer
The summer is typically a slow period for public events and lectures at museums , and our Museum is no exception . Yet , although we take a break from author talks and panel discussions in July and August , our public education programs kick into high gear . This year , our two financial
Message to Members
David J . Cowen | President and CEO
education series — run in partnership with the New York Public Library ’ s Thomas Yoseloff Business Center — reached more than 1,500 teens and adults over the first four weeks of the summer alone .
Our “ Investing A to Z ” financial education series for adults debuted in 2021 with several university professors , finance professionals and senior-level staff from industry associations teaching courses ranging from “ Investing in Stocks ” and “ Investing in Bonds ” to “ Understanding Mutual Funds & ETFs .” The series has become a staple of our adult investor education offerings , with more than 5,500 individuals participating in these programs to date . I teach the culminating class in the series , with an “ Origins of the Capital Markets ” program featuring many interesting documents and objects from the Museum ’ s collection . This program is coming up on August 29 at noon , and registration is available at www . moaf . org / AtoZ .
In addition to the “ Investing A to Z ” series , we launched a public version of the Museum Finance Academy ( MFA )— our signature personal finance course geared towards teens — and had a tremendous turnout for the pilot series of this program [ see article , page 5 ]. Both the “ A to Z ” and “ MFA at NYPL ” series were offered for free on a weekly basis beginning in July .
They were both taught in a virtual format , enabling participants to attend from across the country and around the world .
This summer I also had the opportunity to teach my “ Origins ” class to several corporate groups , including Virtu , First Manhattan , Broadridge and Dow Jones . Please contact me if you are interested in booking a program for an employee , intern or client group .
We are also now gearing up for an exciting lineup of programs this fall , many of which will again be offered in partnership with our good friends at the Fordham University Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis . Our fall programs will include a variety of virtual and in-person lectures and panel discussions , including award-winning financial journalist and author Diana B . Henriques on her new book , Taming the Street ( September 21 , virtual ); financial executive and author Joseph Calandro , Jr . on “ The Credit Cycle : Challenges & Solutions ” ( September 28 , virtual ); Nobel laureate Edmund Phelps on My Journeys in Economic Theory ( October 10 , in-person ); and Robert D . Arnott , founder and chairman of Research Affiliates , in conversation with financial journalist Consuelo Mack ( October 24 , in-person ).
Several additional events are in the planning stages , including an in-person panel discussion on “ The Future of Money and Digital Assets ” in November . Stay tuned to our website and social media (@ FinanceMuseum ) for more information on all of these programs . I hope to see many of you this fall .
MoAF President David Cowen and Trustee Chris Perry with the Museum ’ s 1792 George Washington Bond at a presentation to Broadridge employees .
4 FINANCIAL HISTORY | Summer 2023 | www . MoAF . org