Cedar Valley | Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa- CEDAR VALLEY EVENTS

At Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa in Cedar Valley, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!

Business Hall of Fame- Cedar Valley

Business Hall of Fame- Cedar Valley

When: October 2019

Laureates inducted into Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Business Hall of Fame are among the most esteemed leaders in our communities. They have experienced a lifetime of business success and have established a legacy of leadership with their industries and our communities.  

JA Titan<sup>®</sup> Challenge

JA Titan® Challenge

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Where: Hawkeye Community College, Tama Hall
Time: 8:00am – 2:30pm

Junior Achievement Titan® Challenge is a day-long competition which places high school junior and senior students in the CEO seat to help increase their understanding of business. Young entrepreneurs are taught in an engaging way about the nuances of running a global business in a competitive, high tech marketplace.

Cedar Valley Taste of Achievement

Cedar Valley Taste of Achievement

When: March 12, 2020
Where: Hilton Gardens - Cedar Falls
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Taste a variety of food and beverages and listen to dueling pianos while you bid on fantastic silent and live auction packages. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations will go towards providing quality financial literacy education to children in our community.



Leave your dress pants at home and wear your favorite jeans to work! Employees of participating companies are encouraged to participate by wearing jeans to work, with a donation to Junior Achievement.

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Team-Cedar Valley


Christine Landa


Katelyn Tungland
Senior District Manager-Cedar Valley


Carrie Pontzius
Vice President of Programs
Kelly Lange
Education Manager-Cedar Valley
Monica Bass-Benz
Education Manager-Cedar Valley

Schools Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Serves- Cedar Valley


Cedar Falls District 

Cedar Falls High
Peet Junior High

Cedar Valley Catholic

Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta
Blessed Sacrament
Sacred Heart
St. Edwards

Central Springs District

Central Springs High

Clear Lake District

Clear Lake Elementary
Clear Lake Middle

Decorah Community District

Decorah Middle

Denver District

Denver Elementary (K-2)
Denver Elementary (3-5)
Denver High
Denver Middle

Dike-New Hartford District

Dike-New Harford Junior High

Don Bosco

Don Bosco High
Immaculate Conception
St. Joseph Center

Dunkerton District

Dunkerton Elementary
Dunkerton High

East Buchanan District

East Buchanan Elementary
East Buchanan High
East Buchanan Middle

Gladbrook Reinbeck District

Gladbrook Reinbeck Jr./Sr. High

Independence District

East Elementary
Independence High
West Elementary 

Janesville District

Janesville High

Jesup Community District

Jesup High

Nashua-Plainfield District

Nashua-Plainfield Jr./Sr. High

North Fayette District 

West Union Elementary

Oelwein District

Little Husky Learning Center
Parkside Elementary
Wings Park Elementary


Meskwaki Settlement
Sacred Heart - Oelwein
St. John Catholic
St. Paul's Lutheran
St. Patrick
Valley Lutheran Middle & High
Waterloo Christian Academy

Starmont Community District

Starmont Elementary

Tripoli Community District

Tripoli Elementary

Union District

Union High

Wapsie Valley District

Wapsie Valley Junior Senior High

Waterloo District

Becker Elementary 
Bunger Middle
Central Middle
East Middle
George Washington Carver Academy
Highland Elementary 
Hoover Middle
Irving Elementary 
Kingsley Elementary
Kittrell Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Lou Henry Elementary
Lowell Elementary 
Orange Elementary
Poyner Elementary
Walter Cunningham for Excellence
West High

Waverly-Schell Rock District 

Waverly Shell Rock High
Waverly Shell Rock Middle

View Participating Cedar Valley Schools PDF

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa-Cedar Valley Board of Directors

Chad Abbas
Tax Partner
Jordan Alborn
VP, Financial Advisor
FSB Premier Wealth
Kyle Baker
Vice President - Retail Banking Manager
Community Bank & Trust
Ted Bateman
Branch Manager
Electronic Engineering
Melissa Bechtel
Financial Analyst
The CBE Group
Gabe Berger
Operations Manager
Peters Construction
Bill Bradford
Next Generation Wireless
Terri Claussen
Trust Assistant
Regions Private Wealth Management
Robert Fixen
Global Director, Hay & Forage Platform
John Deere
Larry Fox
Discerning Wealth Ameriprise Financial
Brian Gabel
General Manager
Panther Sports Properties
Matt Halbur
General Manager
Rydell Chevrolet
Michael Larson
Waterloo/Cedar Falls Community President
NXT Bank
Michele Jensen
Gene Leonhart
Retired President
Cardinal Construction
Dr. Jane Lindaman
Waterloo Community School District
Matt Loesche
Vice President, Market Manager
Dupaco Community Credit Union
Gary Lorenz
Cedar Valley Branch President
Great Western Bank
Jim Moore
Grant Rothweiler
VP of Group Health
Michael Schaub
JDPS Manager - Global Growth Marketing
John Deere
Jordan Shanks
Market Development Manager
Marvin Schumacher
Schumacher Elevator Co. Inc.
Troy Smith
Market President/Wealth Management Regional Director
US Bank - The Private Client Group
Steve Thorpe
Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual Life
Gwen Timmerman
Community Liason
Tyson Foods
Travis Wirth
Store Director
Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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