Our Supporters

Our goal as an organization is to better serve the community, and support it with an educated future workforce. In return, we require the support of the community so we can continue as an organization.

This includes finding volunteers from the community who are willing to go into the classrooms. It also means finding business professionals who are willing to serve as board members and support the administrative side of Junior Achievement. And support must also come from businesses and individuals that realize the importance of starting economic and business education early on and continuing it through all grade levels.

They not only donate their time and money: they invest in the future of our community.

The 1961 Society is a group of individuals who share a deep passion and commitment to JACF's vision to ensure that all graduating students in Central Florida are financially literate, ready for the workforce and grounded in leadership and entrepreneurial principles.

Members of the 1961 Society give $1,961 (or more) annually as an individual unrestricted gift. These gifts have an immediate, meaningful impact on the Central Florida students who participate in a JA program as well as the classroom volunteers and teachers who partner with us.

To join the 1961 Society, please contact Tom Messina. Members can also join by donating online here


A. Friends Foundation Trust
Achievement Foundation
The Chesley G. Magruder Foundation
Dr. Phillips Charities
June Eannelli
Phillip Z. Fretwell
The Galloway Foundation
Harry P. Leu Foundation
The Martin Andersen-Gracia Andersen Foundation
Patrick J. Knipe
Richard A. Nunis
Anonymous (2)

Al and Nancy Burnett Charitable Foundation
Alice Ann Bien Foundation
J. Powell Brown
Owen and Christine Callahan
Daniel and Valerie Cockerell
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Douglas
Raymond and Lillian Garcia
Timothy and Terri Gomez
Harris Rosen Foundation
Tim and Connie Myers
Ten Talents Foundation

John and Debbie Blitch
Clifford and Lavonne Graese Foundation
James B. Cross
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Finfrock
Meredith E. Level
Tom McAleavey
Deborah Morris
Rod and Katherine Panter
Wendell N. Jarrard Foundation
Ernest L. Wilding

R. L. Bennett
Derryl O. Benton
Gary R. Blachette
The Bond Foundation
Charles T. Brumback
Mike H. Davis
R. Sean and Nina DeMartino
Cheryl Fitch
Dr. and Mrs. Josef Ghosn Carol Grosshans
Alan Helman
John Klumph
The Lee Foundation
Tom and Lynn Messina
The Musante Family Foundation
Michael E. Pattillo
Martin A. Rubin
David Seaone
Elizabeth A. Sterchi
Ernst L. Wilding


21st Century Partnership Major Investors

Junior Achievement acknowledges its major supporters through the 21st Century Partners Major Stakeholders List.  The list consists of investors who provide substantial resources - such as financial contributions, gifts-in-kind and volunteer classroom consultants.


Bright House Networks
Dr. Phillips Charities
Florida Hospital
Massey Services, Inc.
Osceola County Public Schools
Orange County Public Schools
Publix Supermarket Charities
Seminole County Public Schools
Universal Parks & Resorts
University of Central Florida
Tupperware Brands Corporation
Volusia County Public Schools
Walt Disney Imagineering
Walt Disney World Resort

Bank of America
Daytona State College
JACF Foundation
Lockheed Martin

Dixon Ticonderoga Company
Gray Robinson, P.A.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Regions Bank
Rosen Hotels & Resorts
SunTrust Bank
Walgreens Company

Aon Hewitt
AT&T Florida
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
ERMCO of Florida
Orlando Magic
Protiviti, Inc.
WFTV, Inc. Channel 9
Veredus Corporation

Career Partners International, Florida Caribbean
CNL Financial Group
Cross, Fernandez and Riley LLP
Ernst & Young LLP
Fifth Third Bank
Seaside National Bank & Trust
Valencia State College
WELBRO Building Corporation

Adventist Health System
Bethune-Cookman University
Brown & Brown, Inc.
Buena Vista Palace
Central Florida Press
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Chepenik Financial
City of Orlando
Darden Restaurants
Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
Holland & Knight LLP
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor, & Reed, P.A.
Microsoft Corporation
Moss, Krusick, & Associates LLC
Orlando Regional Realtor Association
Osceola Heritage Park
OUC – The Reliable One
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Rollins College
Salt Pond Enterprises LLC
Siemens Energy, Inc.
TD Ameritrade
Think Creative, Inc.
Trustco Bank
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Wells Fargo

F. Ashley Allen and Bradley B. Wegner
Jack and Debbie Blitch
John and Leah* Klumph
Dr. Sarah and Al Layton
Charlie and Mary Rogers