Colorado Council for Economic Education


3443 S. Galena Street, Suite 190
Denver, CO 80231



Debbie Pierce

Year Established

Service Area
The Colorado Council for Economic Education empowers Colorado students to achieve a lifetime of economic understanding and financial freedom.
We accomplish our mission by providing economic and personal financial education to students through training programs and classroom resources delivered to teachers, schools and school districts statewide.
Our programs reached 102 school districts, 1,878 teachers, and 112,250 students last year.

• Reach more Colorado teachers with our accredited economics and personal financial literacy programs by expanding our rural outreach.
• Increase student participation in our award-winning Stock Market Experience program.
• Raise awareness that economic education is imperative to equip our students with the life-skills necessary to be informed voters, wise decision-makers, prepared consumers, excellent employees, and more.
• Increase our funding base, allowing us the ability to continue offering no and low-cost teacher training programs to Colorado educators.

Fundraising Events: 

The Adam Smith Award Dinner
Our biennial Award Dinner honors an individual or an organization with a strong record of community service that has demonstrated a commitment to free enterprise and high ethical standards. Previous honorees include:
• Buz and Sheri Koelbel (2015)
• The Honorable Jim Nicholson (2013)
• Bill Daniels and his Legacy the Daniels Fund (2011)

Economic Insights Series
CCEE’s other biennial event, the CCEE Economic Insights Series may include a panel discussion or keynote speaker from local business leaders to expert economists discussing current economic events and/or topics.

Innovation, Infrastructure, and Influx: The Effects on Colorado’s Economy
This year’s event, “Innovation, Infrastructure, and Influx: The Effects on Colorado’s Economy”, panelists include: Uri Neren (CEO, Innovators Group of Companies), Kelly Brough (President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce), and Tom Clark (CEO, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation).

Event and Sponsorships Information:
Nicole Lovato, 303-752-2323,

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Share Your Professional Expertise with Colorado Students

Our Stock Market Experience™ program allows for financial professionals to volunteer with us. There are flexible opportunities to suit all schedules and interests including education resource development, classroom speakers, advocacy, ‘Ask an Expert’, etc. There is no minimum time commitment.

For more information on volunteer opportunities during the 2016-2017 school-year, contact Nicole Lovato, 303-752-2323,

Giving Opportunities: 

Make a Donation
Make a one-time or recurring contribution at or mail your check to:
3443 S. Galena Street, Suite 190
Denver, CO 80231

Event Support
Sponsor an event or purchase tickets to attend.

Colorado Gives Day
Show your support by making a contribution on Tuesday, December 6, at

Leave a Legacy
Visit our website or contact us for more information on how you can leave the gift of economic education to Colorado students.

Board of Directors: 

Patrick Bridges
Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association

Sandra Michel
AMG National Trust Bank

Andrew Wilson
MWH Global

Walter A. (Buz) Koelbel, Jr.
Adam Smith Society Chair
Koelbel and Company


Margaret Altoff

Christopher Benson
WealthSource Partners

Ward Cerny
Bernstein Global Wealth Management

Dave Cicchinelli
FirstBank Holding Company

David Colson
SquareTwo Financial

Charles Dahlman

Chris Hammond
West Elk Partners, LLC

Stephanie Hartman
Colorado Department of Education

Sherri Koelbel

Eric Koeplin
The Milestone Group, Inc.

Taylor Merritt
Merritt Aluminum Products

Chris Mohler
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

David Morrison
Colliers International

Amanda Peterson
Colorado Lending Source

Bruce Peterson
Rio Grande Co.

Brooks Rarden
U.S. Bank, N.A.

William Schuck
The Schuck Corporation

Tim Sheesley
Xcel Energy

Sandy Shoemaker

Jordan Yarmon
ANB Bank