Robinhood invests in financial education at Kansas State University through Money Drills and All In for K-State


Robinhood Markets, Inc., is partnering with Kansas State University’s Department of Finance in the College of Business Administration by funding a four-year financial education program for student athletes and the wider student body.

Beginning with the 2023-24 academic year, this program ties in with this year’s All In for K-State campaign to raise funds to expand financial literacy resources universitywide.

This partnership is part of Robinhood Markets’ Money Drills initiative that makes financial education coursework available for student athletes across the nation. Through the Money Drills program, Robinhood will provide funding to support additional course sections of the Department of Finance’s personal finance class specifically aimed at supporting student-athletes, though the curriculum is available for all students.

“Thanks to this generous donation from Robinhood, the Department of Finance is able to develop and enrich our curriculum to include financial literacy for athletes and other students wishing to learn about managing, controlling and growing their finances,” said Hardy Johnson, head of K-State Department of Finance. “We will be able to equip our students with these skills for use while at K-State, but also after they embark on their chosen careers.  Of particular emphasis are the financial concepts as they apply to student-athletes and the unique circumstances of working in the sports and entertainment industry.  I have every confidence that the partnership between Robinhood and the finance department will be of incredible benefit to future graduates as they further strengthen the reputation of K-State’s College of Business Administration in the business community.”

K-State’s Department of Finance, along with individual and corporate donors investing in financial literacy at K-State, will join Robinhood’s external affairs team at an event on Wednesday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the College of Business atrium, to celebrate everyone going All In for K-State and students’ financial futures.

“We are thrilled to launch Money Drills with K-State and participate in this year’s All In campaign,” said Mary Elizabeth Taylor, vice president of external affairs at Robinhood Markets, Inc. “K-State is committed to making financial education more accessible across their campus, and we look forward to partnering with them.”

K-State’s focus on student well-being and Robinhood’s mission to provide financial education to college students make a natural partnership to expand financial literacy resources universitywide.

“We are so grateful for the new partnership with Robinhood as we embark on a big goal of equipping every K-State student with financial competencies and life skills — whether it’s support when creating a college budget plan, making decisions about loans and repayments, to understanding compensation and benefits with job offers,” said Kathleen Hatch, Morrison family associate vice president for student well-being at Kansas State. “Every student has a different path and financial variables to navigate, and we are building out new opportunities to engage everyone on that journey in new ways.”

As Kansas State University’s strategic partner for philanthropy, the KSU Foundation inspires and guides philanthropy toward university priorities to boldly advance K-State.

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