The Actuarial Foundation announces the winners of The Hardest Math Problem student contest

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The Actuarial Foundation is proud to announce the winners in this year’s Hardest Math Problem student contest, a national middle school math competition designed to help students practice critical thinking supported by accurate computation. Competing for a chance to win a $5,000 grand prize, students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades completed extra challenging story problems […]

#GivingTuesdayNow, a global generosity movement in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, is taking place on May 5, 2020. As part of The Actuarial Foundation’s Actuaries Giving Back Virtual Happy Hour that evening, Foundation Emeritus Trustee Dorn Swerdlin, FSA, MAAA, MSPA, FCA, EA, has generously agreed to match donations up to a total […]

The health and safety of students, volunteers and staff in our Math Motivators programs are top priorities for The Actuarial Foundation. As you may have heard, we have suspended this free math tutoring program across the country as we do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Understandably, both students and tutors are disappointed […]

As the spread of COVID-19 in the United States has resulted in school closings around the country, The Actuarial Foundation has been reaching out to students, parents, and educators, and sharing its free online math education and financial literacy resources. The Foundation understands that the transition to in-home learning can be challenging, and its free […]

The Actuarial Foundation is thrilled to announce the hiring of Valerie Thompson as the Foundation’s first Director of Development. Valerie has worked in the Chicago nonprofit environment for more than 20 years. She comes to The Actuarial Foundation from the American Academy of Dermatology, where she most recently served as Senior Manager for Individual Giving. […]

With precautionary measures surrounding COVID-19 leading to school closures around the country, our education system is now facing an indeterminate period in which virtual learning has become necessary. Digital learning tools like The Actuarial Foundation’s real-world math and financial literacy programs are more valuable than ever, as both teachers and parents navigate the waters of […]

The Actuarial Foundation, which helps students apply math in the real world, reached a notable milestone in February by raising $3 million through its fundraising effort: “Educate. Connect. Change.” “This is the perfect time for ‘Educate. Connect. Change.,’” said campaign Co-Chair Doug French, FSA, MAAA, FCA, FIAA, managing principal of Ernst & Young. “Every year […]

CAS Trust Scholarship Application is Now Open The Casualty Actuarial Society is now accepting applications for the CAS Trust Scholarship for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. The CAS Trust Scholarship Program has been expanded this year and will now award up to eight scholarships to students pursuing a career in actuarial science. Scholarship awards [...]