Edward Francis Anhalt

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Edward F. Anhalt
Ed Anhalt, 2008.jpg
Born Edward Francis Anhalt
(1946-02-19) February 19, 1946 (age 68)
Providence, Rhode Island
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of Wisconsin-Madison
Occupation Founder
Years active 1995-Present
Organization Banking on Kids
Spouse(s) Beverly Belfer[1]
Children Lexie Anhalt[1]
Website
http://bankingonkids.org/

Edward Francis Anhalt is a professor, event promoter in the Milwaukee area, and founder of Banking on Kids, a company that promotes fiscal responsibility in elementary and middle school students.

Early life[edit]

Edward Francis Anhalt was born to Jack and Sadye (nee Moskol) Anhalt.[2] Anhalt earned a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Masters of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a doctoral degree from Rutgers University.[3] Anhalt taught at Muhlenberg College,[3] and also taught as a professor of business at Cardinal Stritch University[4] and presently is Dean of Education at International University for Graduate Studies.[5]

Career[edit]

Banking on Kids[edit]

Anhalt is the president of Banking On Kids,[6] a company that helps K-8 students become fiscally prudent by opening student-run-banks in their schools.[7] Founded in 1995 by Anhalt,[8][9] his initiatives represented an example of local banks becoming involved in elementary and middle school education: In 1999, the organization started programs in 75 schools with the help of 15 banks in the Milwaukee area. The program, which is curricular-driven, sets many goals for students, such as opening their own savings account.[10] Anhalt believes the program is beneficial because it helps students set financial habits early on.[4][11][12] Anhalt has also stated that another goal of the organization is to reduce the use of check-cashing services, which he called "legalized loan sharking."[9] Such services take a significant percentage cut from the value of the check, and Anhalt argues that more emphasis needs to be placed on individuals saving money and using banks.[9]

Event promotion and coordinating[edit]

Under his organization, Just Like Downtown, Anhalt marketed, promoted, and coordinated several promotional events in the Milwaukee area. For instance, he promoted several "best of" contests featuring local foods such as frozen custard, fish frys, and pizza.[3][13] He also organized and promoted the idea for the Park-it Market at County Stadium in 1982, which was a flea market described as "Milwaukee's biggest rummage sale ever." The event attracted 600 sellers and an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 attendees.[14][15] Anhalt was noted for his atypical promotional strategy, such as using WBCS radio as a method to advertise the event.[13]

Anhalt is also responsible for orchestrating or promoting numerous events in the Milwaukee area:

  • A rubber duck race,[16][17]
  • A scavenger hunt through the Milwaukee Public Museum,[18]
  • Selling sod from the Milwaukee County Stadium following the 1982 World Series,[19]
  • An amateur vs. pro golfer competition (with PGA professional golfer, Andy North),[20]
  • The Milwaukee Amusement Players Expo, a video game convention,[21] and
  • A bachelor auction for Big Brothers Big Sisters.[22]
  • Originating the annual Milwaukee Math Game events in 1993 while a consultant at the Greater Milwaukee Education Trust.[23]
  • Originating the annual Milwaukee Reading Promise Game in 1999 while a consultant at the Greater Milwaukee Education Trust.[24]

He previously served as the development manager for the Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Culture,[16] Marketing Director for the King Solomon Mines in Eilat, Israel,[25] and Education Consultant for the Greater Milwaukee Education Trust.[26] In 2010, Anhalt ran for County Executive of Milwaukee County.[27][28]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tucson Region. "Obituaries". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ Tucson Region. "Funeral Notices". Arizona Daily Star. June 19, 2007. p. B5. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Kloss, Gerals (February 23, 1983). "How the professor became a promoter". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Mader, Becca (Nov 24, 2002). "Lessons in personal finances". The Business Journal. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Edward F. Anhalt". International University. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "About Dr. Anhalt". Banking On Kids. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Information for Parents & Educators". Banking on Kids. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  8. ^ John Hackett (July 1, 2000). "Banks Toy Around With Burgeoning Kids Market.". Bank Technology News 14 (7): 1. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c Justin Dullum (April 15, 2002). "Banking on Kids helps develop savvy skills for saving money in Wisconsin". Northwestern Financial Review 287 (8): 26. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Department enhances Bank's community role". Bank Notes (Federal Reserve, Kansas City): 2–3. December 2003. 
  11. ^ McMillan, Alex Frew. "Start your kids saving early". CNNMoney. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Turning Kids Into Good Consumers and Employees, b3:Build Better Business, pp. 18-19, January/February 1999
  13. ^ a b Begel, Dave (June 6, 1982). "Leave it to Begel". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  14. ^ Gauger, Michael (June 6, 1982). "Bergains are hit of Stadium day". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  15. ^ Gillesepie, Scott (June 7, 1982). "Buyers, sellers sold on market in Stadium lot". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "Parks position is awarded to local promoter". The Milwaukee Sentinel. January 3, 1991. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "There's No Ducking the Law, even for Charity Race". The Milwaukee Sentinel. August 27, 1988. 
  18. ^ "'Detectives' get a chance to win big". The Milwaukee Sentinel. October 21, 1985. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  19. ^ "Bottled Brewers' sod has supervisor fizzling". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Oct 29, 1982. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  20. ^ Hoffman, Dale (May 23, 1985). "Duffers Will Get Shots To Play With Touring Pros". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  21. ^ "WLPX AMUSEMENT PLAYERS EXPO". Replay Magazine. March 27, 1983. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  22. ^ "Bachelors put egos on block for charity". Milwaukee Sentinel. June 13, 1986. 
  23. ^ Jo Sandin (April 19, 1998). B News. "Math Game Prizes Add Up Packers Tickets, Computer Among Premiums For Contest That Begins Monday". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. p. 1. 
  24. ^ Geeta Sharma-Jensen (January 24, 1999). B News. "New Reading Contest Aims To Improve Students' Scores - The Reading Game". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. p. 1. 
  25. ^ "A 'fantasy' for Israel". The Milwaukee Journal. November 26, 1989. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  26. ^ Sharma-Jensen, Geeta (January 24, 1999). "New reading contest aims to improve students' scores". Milwaukee Sentinel. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  27. ^ Steve Schultze (December 1, 2010). "Educator wants to lead county". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  28. ^ Steve Schultze (December 8, 2010). "Milwaukee County hopefuls wait and see on sidelines". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved August 28, 2012.