About Make A Difference – Wisconsin

Our mission: Provide financial literacy programs and resources that empower teens to make sound financial decisions.

Our vision: Build strong communities where students and their families make informed financial decisions and take control of their financial future.

Make A Difference–Wisconsin, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency founded in 2006 by area financial leader Lloyd Levin to bring together businesses, professionals and educators on the challenge of providing a solid financial education to every Wisconsin teenager. Over the past decade, Make A Difference – Wisconsin programs have evolved and grown into a series of successful, measurable and timely lessons that prepare 16-to-18-year olds on a range of real-life money matters before they enter adulthood. This school year we plan to reach more than 8,000 students through our vision of improved teenage financial education shared by 700 dedicated volunteers, more than 85 schools and youth organizations, and thousands of community-minded supporters.

Make A Difference — Wisconsin is a two-time recipient of the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award, and in 2015, we received the Governor’s Legacy Award recognizing our continued commitment to increasing the personal finance skills and knowledge of teens in Wisconsin. Make A Difference –Wisconsin was named 2014 Small Nonprofit of the Year at the BizTimes Media Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Each spring, we also hold our signature fundraising event, the Investment Conference, which brings together financial leaders from the region for networking and advice from top money thinkers like David Einhorn, Byron Trott and Bill Ackman.