40th anniversary

Our History Visualized

Written by Dan Fair on September 26, 2013 - 10:00am

As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, we’ve built an interactive timeline featuring photos, reports, documents, graphics, and other materials from every part of Woodstock’s history. From Woodstock’s founding in 1973 to our work on CFPB director Richard Cordray’s confirmation battle just this year, you can see all the people, campaigns, and research that have contributed to creating a more just financial system over the past four decades.

Two days, four big names

Written by Dan Fair on September 24, 2013 - 11:11am

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Steve Antonakes will kick things off at lunch on October 2. Deputy Director Antonakes will talk about how the CFPB is changing the marketplace for consumers and shed light on the CFPB’s upcoming agenda, including prepaid debit cards, mobile banking, payday, and deposit advance products. Many of these products are being regulated at the federal level for the very first time.

Financial security later in life

Written by Dan Fair on September 12, 2013 - 3:02pm

Combined with an increasing average lifespan, a financial security crisis for older Americans could be on the horizon. 

At Woodstock Institute’s 40th anniversary research symposium on October 2-3, Dr. Fernando Torres-Gil, professor and director at UCLA’s Center for Policy Research on Aging, will address the challenges of an aging and increasingly diverse United States, and a new paradigm to ensure the financial success of that population.

Woodstock Institute is turning 40! (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)

Since 1973 Woodstock has lived by its mission to “create a just financial system in which lower-income people and minorities can achieve economic security and community prosperity.”  Over the past two years, Woodstock has received funding from the MacArthur Foundation to further its mission, including a $400,000 grant in 2012 to help with community and economic development related to the following objectives: &l

Four reasons to attend Woodstock Institute's 40th Anniversary

Keep an eye on emerging trends. Hear insight about the latest opportunities and risks to economic security from top regulators, researchers, and financial industry representatives—like Deputy Director Steve Antonakes of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Julia Stasch of the MacArthur Foundation, and UCLA’s Fernando Torres-Gil.

Time's running out

Written by Dory Rand on September 6, 2013 - 10:46am

On October 2-3, hundreds of attendees will gather at the Sheraton Chicago to hear about cutting-edge research on improving the financial lives of Americans across the age spectrum. Keynote speakers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, UCLA, and the MacArthur Foundation will discuss emerging economic security issues. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will receive the inaugural Scheinfeld Award. Guests will enjoy drinks, local favorite foods, and dancing to the sounds of world-renowned band Funkadesi.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to Receive Woodstock Institute's Scheinfeld Award

CHICAGO—Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will be the recipient of the inaugural Scheinfeld Award, Woodstock Institute announced today. The Scheinfeld Award, named in honor of Woodstock Institute’s founding family, will be presented to Attorney General Madigan for her work to protect consumers, promote economic opportunity, and advance financial justice.

Woodstock Institute 40th Anniversary Research Symposium & Bash

Written by Dan Fair on July 26, 2013 - 11:23am

They decided to create a conference center in Woodstock, Illinois, where community leaders could meet and tackle these issues together. When the need to take action became apparent in 1973, the Woodstock Institute was born.

Forty years later, it’s undeniable that with their vision and the help of many partners, Woodstock Institute has made significant progress toward achieving a financial system in which lower-wealth persons and communities of color can achieve economic security and community prosperity.

Share your favorite Woodstock memories for our 40th anniversary

Written by Dory Rand on March 29, 2013 - 2:17pm

grinchMaybe you’ve joined us on one of our Grinch protests during our campaign to reform payday loan reform in Illinois. Or you worked with us to support the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Perhaps one of our research reports changed the way you think about your work.


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