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JA of Delaware EVENTS
At JA of Delaware, we host special events throughout the year to learn from our stakeholders, showcase our students and honor outstanding role models and volunteers. These events engage the community in our efforts to reach more local students by raising critical funds and awareness! Whether you'd like to get involved as an individual attendee or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!
Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame
Founded in 1990, The Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame honors business and community leaders whose work has had a positive impact on Workforce and Economic Development in the region. Originally a partnership with Hagley Museum & Library with a focus on inducting historical laureates, today the Hall of Fame features current and recent leaders whose influence is known and felt by their contemporaries.
On October 2, 2019 at Wilmington Country Club, 2019 Hall of Fame Chair Christopher Burkhard will lead the festivities as we induct Calvert A. Morgan, Jr, Sam & Mariah Calagione, and Thomas H. Draper.
Last year, 2018 Hall of Fame chair Rob Martinelli, CEO and President of Today Media presided over the induction of J. Michael Bowman, Robert W. Perkins, and Terry A.Strine at Wilmington Country Club on Wednesday October 10 at 6:45pm, immediately following a 5:30pm reception.
Each year, the Junior Achievement of Delaware Leadership Council approves the selection of a slate of new inductees. 2017 inductees were Rob Siegfried from The Siegfried Group, and Ernie Dianastasis from The Precisionists, formerly of CAI, Inc.
The Hall of Fame inductees serve as role models to the students JA serves. Hall of Fame Chairs over the years have included multiple individuals who went on to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in subsequent years. These include: Ellen Kullman, Paul McConnell, Carol Ammon, Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. and Ernie Dianastasis.
Other Hall of Fame laureates in reverse order of induction are: Allen Fasnacht, Fred Sears, Gary Stockbridge, Peter Morrow, Rob Buccini, Verino Pettinaro, Bob Laskowski, Dan Butler (CSC), Peter Minuit, Arkadi Kuhlmann, Jim Kelly, Alan R. Burkard, James A. Wolfe, Mark A. Suwyn, Craig Rogerson, Dian C. Taylor, Alan B. Levin, Frank J. McIntosh, Foster Friess, Murray Berstein, Leonard W. Quill, Leon F. Slocomb, Jr., Marvin N. (Skip) Schoenhals, Leon N. Weiner, John B. Campbell, Sally Hawkins, Robert W. Gore, T. Coleman du Pont, Werner C. Brown, John W. Rollins, Sr., Charles M. Cawley, John A. Krol, Frederick G. Krapf, Jr., Bernard J. Taylor, II, Carolyn S. Burger, Harry Levin, Joshua Heald, Walter S. Carpenter, David D. Wakefield, Joshua & Thomas Gilpin, Edward Goett, Jack Burris, Arthur S. Carota, E.I. du Pont, Joseph Bancroft, Irving S. Shapiro, Alexander F. Giacco, George Lobdell, Oliver Evans, Wilbert & Genevieve Gore, P.S. du Pont, Crawford Greenewalt and Joseph Tatnall.
JA Guest Bartending Event
Much thanks to our 2019 bartenders...
Stephanie Brosious, Marlette Funding
Ryan Bucari, Trellist
Mike Carney, Junior Achievement of Delaware
Denée Crumrine, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
Anna Fiscella, Delaware Superior Court
Al Gallo, Peninsula Energy (PESCO)/Chesapeake Utilities Corp.
Hollie Gorman, Brown & Brown of Delaware
Brian Haigh, VWR, part of Avantor
Kristen Kuipers, TAPP Network
Matt Laird, Assurance Media
Jamie Leonard, New Castle County Police
Susan McGarry, Marlette Funding
Christine Melaugh, Capital One
Kristin Moore, WSFS Institutional Services
Luke Rhine, Delaware Department of Education
Rep. Mike Smith, Delaware General Assembly & University of Delaware
Mike Vanderslice, Environmental Alliance
Jon Wickert, Delaware State Parks
Our guest bartenders donate their time and their TIPS to Junior Achievement of Delaware. Additionally, BBC donates 10% of meal revenues for those who write "JA" on their dinner check.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."