CoP Members Receive Award from Financial Planning Association

Legally Secure Your Financial Future: Organize, Communicate, Prepare (LSYFF) web-based curriculum and eXtension website was honored with the Outstanding Educational Program award by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education at the association’s national Annual Conference on November 19.
LSYFF is a multi-state program led by University of Idaho Extension Specialist, Marilyn Bischoff, and developed by UI Extension educator, Beverly Healy with extension specialists, Elizabeth Gorham, South Dakota State University, Joanne Bankston, Kentucky State University, Debra Pankow, North Dakota State University, Jacque Miller, Colorado State University, Gail Gordon, University of Wyoming (retired), Cheryl Hardison, retired Iowa State University educator, and Kelli Jo Anthon, former CSREES program assistant. Former UI video specialist, Erik Anderson, designed the program’s consumer eXtension web site.

LSYFF is a three-part educational program that teaches participants to:
1) Organize important legal, financial, and family records;
2) Communicate with loved ones about legal, health and financial issues; and,
3) Prepare an estate plan and work with an attorney. LSYFF includes a practitioners’ curriculum website,, which provides educators with resources to plan, implement and evaluate this educational program. LSYFF also includes a consumer website,, that features content, links, streaming video, fact sheets and worksheets.

Team members in the photos (left to right) include Joanne Bankston, Kelli Jo Anthon, Marilyn Bischoff, Jacque Miller, and Elizabeth Gorham. Missing team member are Beverly Healy, Debra Pankow and Cheryl Hardison, who were unable to attend the Awards ceremony.