SFOF Frequently Asked Questions

How will the SFOF mission be accomplished?

Research—We will advance research to understand the facts surrounding key issues.

Partnerships—We will seek to form partnerships between state financial officers, academia, and private sector.

Education—We will advance the education of state financial officers, their staff, and the public through communication methods including the internet, social media, television, radio and direct marketing.

What are examples of policy issues that SFOF discusses?

Custodial bank operations

Unclaimed Property

State Pension Plans


Improving efficiency with technology

Improving efficiency with a shrinking budget

Educating the public on role of state treasurer

Financial literacy

Bonding state debt

Liquidity and Basel III

Alternative investments


College savings 529 plans

 Student loan debt

 Securities litigation

Government transparency

What is the mission of the State Financial Officers Foundation?

SFOF’s mission is to promote fiscally responsible public policy and educate the public, media and policy makers about the role of finance in a free market economy.

What type of organization is the SFOF?

The SFOF is operating as a 501(c)3 non-profit entity. The SFOF is not a political committee and not involved in issue advocacy on behalf of elected officials.

Why is it important to be a supporter of the SFOF?

Since the financial services industry is much more complex and highly regulated since the financial crisis, the SFOF allows the exchange of best practices and solutions between states.

The SFOF gives the private and public sectors an understanding of state financial officers’ duties and operations.

State financial officers are uniquely situated to move on to higher elected or appointed offices.