JA of Idaho Awarded Giver's Gain Grant by BNI Foundation
Junior Achievement of Idaho has been awarded the prestigious Givers Gain Grant by the Business Networking International Foundation. The Grant is awarded to only a few organizations each year that seek funding to support educational programming for youth.
BNI has a strategic alliance with JA and supports JA's work all over the world. "As my husband, Ivan, and I travel throughout the world to meet with our BNI members and Directors, we leave a Givers Gain Grant with JA. We have had this alliance with JA for about five years," said Beth Misner, co-founder, BNI. "I felt moved by the scope of the work JA Idaho is doing and what the needs are, so I have donated TWO Givers Gain Grants totaling $2,000.
Misner presented the award to Julie O'Meara, JA of Idaho President, at the Women Ignite Idaho Conference held April 12th and 13th at CenturyLink Arena in Boise. "It's an honor to be recognized by such a well-known and respected international organization such as BNI," said O'Meara. "Their dedication to education aligns perfectly with our mission to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. We will empower 13,000 students this school year, readying them with the skills needed to compete in today's global economy, and own their financial future, helping create a more prosperous community."
BNI is the world's largest business networking organization. BNI has 20 chapters in Idaho, helping businesses grow through networking for the last 18 years. "BNI is helping Idaho build better business people," stated Jeremy Miller, Executive Director, BNI-Idaho. "We aim to build relationships, not transactions. Our organization helps businesses of all sizes grow and connect globally." To locate the BNI chapter nearest you, please visit http://www.bni.com/