Treasurer Sprague Announces December 2021 Compass Award Honorees

COLUMBUS - Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has announced Compass Award honorees for the month of December. The monthly recognition program commends organizations, programs, and individuals across the state who are working to guide Ohioans toward financial literacy education and empowerment.

“Regardless of your path in life, being well-versed in the basics of financial literacy can set you on a road toward success,” said Treasurer Sprague. “And no matter your age – it’s always a good time to learn something new that can have ripple effects into your future. The Compass Awards recognize and celebrate the personal finance education efforts helping Ohioans in every stage of life.”

Compass Award honorees for December include:

Directions Credit Union (Multiple Branches)

With branches across northern Ohio, Directions Credit Union provides a suite of online and in-person programming to help youth and adults take better control of their finances. The wide array of programs offered include Smart Money Education, FoolProof, Finances 101, Trinity Debt Management, SavvyMoney, and scam and fraud prevention education. Much of the in-person programming is delivered through partnerships with schools and other community organizations.

Portage County Financial Wellness Fair (Portage County)

The Portage County Financial Wellness Fair was created in partnership between the Portage County Treasurer’s office and the Portage County Metropolitan Housing Authority. Conducted in a workshop format, the fair offers area residents an opportunity to learn about personal finance topics like budgeting, retirement, insurance, and credit management. The fair also features a community expo that provides attendees the opportunity to interact with local financial professionals and learn about various financial products. 


Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $39 billion investment and $11 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.