Holly Zugay


Holly Chase-Zugay is a financial educator, writer, and presenter specializing in community-based financial education for adults.  She has worked with national, state, and local non-profit organizations and government agencies in the areas of financial education program development, training, outreach, and delivery.  Ms. Zugay has extensive experience with at-risk populations including, low-income families in subsidized housing, homeowners facing foreclosure, veterans transitioning from homelessness, ex-offenders preparing for re-entry, and people with disabilities. 

Ms. Zugay is currently the financial education officer with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).   In this capacity, she leads the financial literacy initiatives and training across the organization, including housing counseling and education, housing services, and mortgage servicing divisions.  Ms. Zugay designed PHFA’s flagship financial education program, Building Your Financial House. 

Ms. Zugay holds a BS degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and is a Certified Financial Planner™ certificant.  She is president of the Speyer Foundation and board member of the Capital Region Ex-offender Support Coalition and The Program, It’s About Change.  Ms. Zugay co-authored the EIFLE™ award winning financial education program, Right On the Money:  Talking Dollars and Sense with Parent and Kids and is the 2018 recipient of the Mary Ellen Edmonson Financial Educator of the Year awarded by the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education.

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