Treasurer Sprague Announces July 2022 Compass Award Honorees

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

"Ohioans of all ages can pursue a path of financial stability through informed decision-making and a solid understanding of personal finance,” said Sprague. “Our July Compass Award honorees are empowering residents across the Buckeye State to build a strong financial future. We’re proud to recognize the great strides they have made in promoting financial literacy.”

Compass Award honorees for July include:

West Ohio Community Action Partnership (Allen, Auglaize, and Mercer counties)

In addition to offering various financial support and emergency services, the West Ohio Community Action Partnership provides education programming on topics such as purchasing homes and homeownership, general personal finance, and helping individuals in poverty to obtain greater stability. Under the Financial Management group courses, individuals explore best practices and personal decision-making with a program facilitator. The Getting Ahead program is delivered through a 10-week schedule of classes that helps individuals living in poverty to build resources and create stability in their homes and communities.

Ohio Business Week Foundation (Franklin County)

For more than 30 years, the Ohio Business Week program has helped to promote life skills, careers in business, and entrepreneurship. Supported by various business and non-profit sponsors, the organization covers the cost for high school students from across Ohio to attend a week-long summer camp business competition. About 100 students are registered to attend this year’s camp, where they will work together to form business ideas, a business plan, financial projections, and a marketing plan. 


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.