Financial literacy is her passion

Nanelle Napp exemplifies Bank of America’s employee volunteer spirit.

In 2017, Napp, a senior marketing product manager for the bank, volunteered more than 140 hours helping individuals of all ages learn how to better manage their finances, often focusing on various topics like “Saving & Budgeting,” “Paying Down Debt” and “Understanding Your Credit Score.”

Napp has always given back, but her passion for financial literacy came into sharp focus after the 2008 financial crisis. Her father, the child of immigrants and the first person in his family to go to college, instilled in her the importance of education.

I’ve always believed that everyone, no matter their financial starting point, can take control of their financial lives with simple knowledge and actions.

Nanelle Napp
Bank of America

Since its launch five years ago, Napp has included resources from Better Money Habits, Bank of America’s financial literacy partnership with Khan Academy, in her presentations, focusing on topics like saving and budgeting, paying down debt and understanding credit scores. She also recruits and leads teams of colleagues who lead similar workshops, particularly for the Junior Achievement chapter in Charlotte.

“I’ve always believed that everyone, no matter their financial starting point, can take control of their financial lives with simple knowledge and actions,” said Nanelle.

In addition to delivering financial habits education, Nanelle leads sessions on building a personal brand and serves as the education co-lead of her local Bank of America Community Volunteers team in Charlotte. Nanelle was a volunteer board member of Citizen Schools and currently serves as a volunteer advisor for the organization. She is also a member of LEAD, the bank’s women-focused employee network. In 2016, she was recognized by Bank of America with a Global Volunteer Award. In 2018, Nanelle was recognized with the prestigious Daily Points of Light award. This national award is given daily to a volunteer who exemplifies former President George H.W. Bush’s call to service ― highlighting the power of the individual volunteer to spark change and improve the world.

5/18/2018

 

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