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The Nebraska Council on Economic Education is classified as a 501 c(3) non-profit organization. The Council’s federal identification number is 47-6036149. We are supported by the generous contributions of private citizens, businesses, civic groups, public agencies, and direct and in-kind support from the Universities that host and sponsor our Centers for Economic Education. If you would like more information about the Council, would like a Council member to speak to your group about economic and financial literacy education, would like to contribute to the Council, or would like to sponsor a program please contact us at the numbers listed below.


The mission of the Nebraska Council on Economic Education is to act as a catalyst and lead a statewide initiative to advance economic and financial literacy.


We believe that students should develop economic ways of thinking and problem solving that they can use in their lives as consumers, savers, investors, members of the workforce, responsible citizens and effective participants in the state, national, and global economy.


To ensure that all students from kindergarten through high school have an ongoing education and programming in economics and personal finance. Further, we work to enhance teachers’ understanding of the subject matter and their ability to teach economics and personal finance concepts.

From The Chair

Benjamin Franklin left us with many words to live by. As it relates to the Nebraska Council on Economic Education (NCEE), perhaps one of the most fitting is, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Our young people will undoubtedly continue to surpass their predecessors in mind-boggling advancements in science, medicine and technology, among other fields. While some of these disciplines might seem more dynamic or flashy, an understanding of finance and economics provides a fundamental base for success in any field.

The NCEE assists classroom teachers by providing creative and practical applications that bring economic education to life for students. As a high school student, I personally benefitted from one of the Council’s programs, The Stock Market Game, in 1987, getting hands-on exposure to Black Monday. Today, the Council continues to build on nationally-recognized programs like The Stock Market Game and Finance Challenge by bringing new ideas like financial literacy rock concerts to middle and high school students.

An investment in NCEE will reward our society with future dividends in the form of well-grounded Nebraskans armed with exceptional financial skills to lead our country in many industries.

Best regards,

Gary Grote, Executive Chair
Nebraska Council on Economic Education
Bridgepoint Merchant Banking

Gary Grote, Executive Chair

Gary Grote, Executive Chair


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Davidson, Jennifer A
Associate Professor of Practice in Economics, Nebraska Council on Economic Education President and Nebraska Bankers Association Faculty Fellow
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P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489

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