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 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 Kathy Panter. Members can also join by donating online here

The names listed below have been wonderful supporters during 2019/2020.


Alice Ann Bien Foundation
Charles T. Brumback
Owen and Christine Callahan
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Douglas
Phillip Z. Fretwell
Timothy J. Flynn
The Ginsburg Family Foundation
Alan Helman
John Klumph
Tom McAleavey
Tim and Connie Myers
Dick and Mary Nunis Charitable Fund
Christopher Rolle
Margaret McCartney & R. Parks Williams Charitable Foundation
The Swift Family Foundation
David Zirkel

Stephen Alch
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation
Olesea Azevelo
Tony & Robyn Benge
Gary R. Blanchette
Dan Cockerell
Shari Costantini
Mike H. Davis
Lillian and Raymond Garcia
Rick Goings
John R. & Ruth Gurtler Foundation
Hazel Hughes
Marlin Hutchins
Jeff Jennings
Dr. Sarah and Al Layton
Meredith E. Level
Scott MacLeod
Kathy & Rod Panter
Daniel J. Thill
Scott Wall
Jennifer Williams

Juan Amo
R. L. Bennett
Derryl O. Benton
Gary R. Blachette
Charles T. Brumback
The Bond Foundation
Chris Carmody
Charity Challenge, Inc.
James B. Cross
R. Sean and Nina DeMartino
Jesse Eisner
Robert D. Finfrock
Josef Ghosn
Jean Grono-Nowry
David and Linda Hughes Foundation
Marlin Hutchens
Fran Korosec
Scott R. MacLeod
Dianne Owen
Michael E. Pattillo
Jon Reitz
Charles A. Ritter
Pedro Rodriguez
Richard E. Tanner
The Bond Foundation
The Lee Foundation
Ernest L. Wilding
Angie Winn


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