JA 1961 Society

JACF's 1961 Society is a giving society named in honor of the year that Junior Achievement of Central Florida was established. 

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.




Ambassador Level ($5,000 – $9,999)

A. Friends' Foundation

Martin Andersen-Gracia

Andersen Foundation

Jack and Debbie Blitch

Powell and Nancy Brown

Brad and Lisa Crandell

Dan and Valerie Cockerell

Harry and Liz Morehead

Bill and Suzy Wilson


Achievement Level ($2,500 – $4,999)

Derryl and Jackie Benton

John and Beth Berner

Gary R. and Marilyn L. Blanchette

Jim and Sue Cross

Robert and Virginia Finfrock

David and Linda Hughes

Fernanda Jarasek

James and Renee Jardon

Jeff Jennings

Donald Jernigan

John and Leah Klumph

The Lee Foundation

Meredith E. Level

Mike and Beth Pattillo

Craig and Ali Polejes

Rich and Lynnet Reiner

Rosen Family Charitable Trust

Maureen A. West


Investor Level ($1,961+)

F. Ashley Allen & Brad Wegner  

R. Lee and Marilynn Bennett

Hyatt and Cici Brown

Charlie and Kim Brumback

Michel and Lisa Champagne

Steve and Tippy Davis

Trish Duncan, in memory of Buell G. Duncan, Jr.

Rick and Linda Ferrone

Cheryl Fitch

Dustin Foreman

Phil and Priscilla Fretwell

Bill and Christine Hill

Kathy and Jerry King

Sarah and Al Layton

Bill and Suzie Lowman


Harvey and Carol Massey


Richard and Linda McCree

Mr. and Mrs. David K. Moore

Deborah Morris

Bill and Jody Orosz

Scott and Patty Riddile

Marty Rubin

Eric and Katy Schreck

Elizabeth Sterchi

Donald and Joan Strube

Craig and Janet Suazo

Royce and Eddye K. Walden

Robert B. White, Jr.

Ernie and Mary Wilding

Jack and Anita Zimmer