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St. Aloysius School Awarded $10,000 for Financial Literacy Education

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Charlotte, NC (Monday, October 24, 2022) – Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit advancing financial knowledge on a national scale, announced today St. Aloysius in Sauk City, WI as the winner of the 6th annual Cha-ChingTM Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge. 

The Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge gives K-6 schools in the United States a chance to win a $10,000 grant from the Jackson Charitable Foundation for financial literacy education at their school, along with $1,000 designated for a philanthropic donation of the school’s choosing. Specifically designed for elementary school educators, families, and community members to demonstrate their dedication to financial literacy, the Challenge nurtures virtual collaboration by enabling entrants to vote online daily to increase their school’s chance of winning. 

“It is a joy to see communities collaborate for the benefit of students! Congratulations to St. Aloysius for their commitment to financial literacy. We applaud your dedication to the success of your students,” said Danielle Robinson, Executive Director, Jackson Charitable Foundation.  

To celebrate, St. Aloysius hosted an event for students, teachers, and community members featuring a financial literacy activity. As the contest winner, the school intends to use the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Challenge grant and donation money to: 

  • $10,000 grant: The school will use the funds to purchase new computers and classroom materials to support financial literacy instruction. 
  • $1,000 donation: The students selected Sauk Prairie Food Pantry. 

“Thanks to the generosity of the Jackson Foundation, St. Aloysius School students will have the opportunity to learn an enhanced financial literacy program for the first time. There are several projects that we have wanted our students to take on in the area of finance and administration. Now, the dream of giving our students an enriched experience will come true. We are very excited and grateful to the Jackson Charitable Foundation, Discovery Education, and our St. Aloysius’ community for making it all possible!” said Daniela Saldana, Principal at St. Aloysius. 

The Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Challenge supports a larger educational partnership that provides no-cost digital resources for use in the classroom and at home. Designed for educators and families to encourage fundamental financial skills in K-6 students with fun and engaging videos, lessons, and activities, Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids offers millions of students the knowledge, tools, and practice needed to reach their goals and dreams.  

Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids resources can be found at and on the Discovery Education K-12 learning platform in the Social Impact Partnerships channel. Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standard-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education provides educators an enhanced learning platform that facilitates engaging, daily instruction. 

“As more and more states center financial literacy as part of instruction, Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids continues to provide no-cost, standards-aligned resources that connect the real world to learning. Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids makes financial literacy strike a chord with young learners and makes it easy for them to understand the four pillars of financial literacy; earn, save, spend, and donate,” said Beth Meyer, Vice President of Social Impact at Discovery Education. 

For more information about Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and professional learning services, visit, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Twitter and LinkedIn. 


About Saint Aloysius Sauk City, WI
Saint Aloysius is a Catholic education community whose ministry provides an opportunity for all students to develop their spiritual life and academic potential. Over the past 160 years, St. Aloysius has continually worked to provide the best quality education for its students through its 5 pillars of education: Foundations of faith, academic excellence, individual focus, fellowship, and service to others. 

About Jackson Charitable Foundation
Jackson Charitable Foundation’s vision is for all Americans to have the strong personal finance skills that allow people to live fuller, more self-directed lives. The 501(c)(3) private operating Foundation, is the charitable-giving arm of Jackson National Life Insurance Company. The Foundation works with Jackson associates and world-class partners to provide economic opportunities that build strong communities. Follow the Jackson Charitable Foundation at, on Facebook at @JacksonCharitableFoundation and on Twitter at @JacksonFdn. 

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at 

Danielle Robinson
Jackson Charitable Foundation

Grace Maliska
Discovery Education