Curriculum Writing

From a model personal finance curriculum for a state department of education to individual lesson plans for use in an elementary school classroom, Hilary has spearheaded curriculum development projects at every level and on a myriad of personal topics. 

About Hilary

Hilary Hunt is a nationally recognized education consultant with more than fifteen years of experience in the field of financial education. Her current consulting work ranges from curriculum development to research and program evaluation. Recent clients include Pennsylvania State University, The Heinz Endowments, Investor Protection Trust, and American Bankers Association. 


Hilary served as director of the Pennsylvania Office of Financial Education under Governor Edward G. Rendell from its inception in 2004 until 2009. As director, Hilary oversaw the office’s initiatives to increase the availability and quality of financial education in 


Hilary has spoken to hundreds of groups over her years in the field of financial education. Below are just some of the organizations that have asked Hilary to present for them. 


  • Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco
  • United State Treasury
  • President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy
  • White House Summit on Financial Literacy
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners
  • National Financial Education Network
  • North American Securities Administrators Association
  • Numerous state Jump$tart Coalitions for Personal Financial Literacy
  • Pennsylvania Governor's Institute on Financial Education
  • Pennsylvania Governor's Institute for the Social Studies
  • Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Community Action Association of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Commonwealth Housing Forum
  • Numerous intermediate units across Pennsylvania

Areas of Focus

Pennsylvania’s schools, communities, and workplaces. Hilary has served as president of the Pennsylvania Jump$tart Coalition and  member of the board of Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania.

Hilary began her career in education as a secondary mathematics teacher in Virginia. She moved to Pennsylvania to serve as the vice president of Program Development with Economics Pennsylvania and from there went on to work for the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy and the Foundation for Investor Education. Hilary holds a degree in mathematics from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She resides in rural Adams County, Pennsylvania with her husband Wade, a middle school principal. She puts her money where her mouth is - so to speak - raising her two young children, both of whom have "spend, save, share" jars and began appreciating what it means to earn money from a very young age.  


In her spare time, Hilary enjoys photography, gardening, and sewing -- each of which get their own line item in the family budget. She is active with the Parent Teacher Organization at her children's school and can frequently be found absorbed in social media, a heated game of Words with Friends, or - her favorite website - Pinterest.


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Program Refinement

Developing a financial education program is not easy. Hilary knows this firsthand having developed programs from the ground up. Her unique experiences in public education, non-profit management, and state government leadership lends itself to helping guide organizations through the program development and refinement process - always keeping the end user in mind.  

Professional Development

Hilary has developed numerous financial education training programs for teachers and other professionals ranging from one-time, topic-specific programs to weeklong residential programs.  

Surveys and Research

A self-proclaimed data geek and number cruncher, Hilary enjoys digging into issues. She has conducted surveys and research projects on a variety of financial and investor education topics each of which has shed light on new issues and opened avenues for program development and enhancement.