Junior Achievement 2013-2014 Annual Report

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Dear Friends,

We are currently in one of the most deeply transformational periods in Junior Achievement's 95-year history. Forty years ago, Junior Achievement transitioned from being solely an after-school program to providing in-school programs. It was a milestone for the organization, expanding student reach as never before. Today, JA continues to anticipate and meet demands for innovation and impact that are the hallmarks of our knowledge-based economy.

Last year included a number of watershed moments for Junior Achievement. We continue to evolve our business model and program offerings to meet the needs of the students we serve. During the last year, we created an online destination for the delivery of JA programs—the JA Education Gateway—a learning management system that supports the digital delivery and blended learning approach for JA programs moving forward.

The JA Education Gateway contains the new JA Company Program®, our flagship student entrepreneurship experience. Teens conceptualize, start up, and manage a real business enterprise under the mentorship of a volunteer from the local business community. We are grateful to The Hartford for its support in making the new JA Company Program a reality.

Another one of JA's most popular programs, JA Finance Park®, has been redeveloped to better meet the needs of our students. The simulation has been reimagined to engage students via a technology-driven environment. We are thankful to KPMG Foundation for its support of the new JA Finance Park.

Additionally, we created, vetted, and socialized a new JA alumni engagement strategy, which will provide JA Areas with a new suite of tools to help them re-engage with this important constituent group. I look forward to sharing initial results with you in next year's annual report.

These are just a few examples of the great accomplishments of the past year, and forerunners of greater things to come. We are so grateful for your support, without which none of this would be possible. We look forward to continuing to work with you to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.


Jack E. Kosakowski
President and
Chief Executive Officer,
Junior Achievement USA


Catherine S. Brune
President-Eastern Territory (Retired)
Allstate Insurance Company
Chairwoman JA USA

Junior Achievement's Purpose

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Junior Achievement's Values

  • Belief in the boundless potential of young people
  • Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship
  • Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it
  • Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals
  • Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration
  • Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning

Selena Martinez was a senior at John H. Reagan High School in Houston, Texas, when she was asked to speak at the JA Hall of Achievement for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas. She was selected for this honor because of her remarkable journey and the role her JA volunteer played in inspiring hope during some very challenging times. This is the story she shared at that JA Hall of Achievement event:

My entire life I was surrounded by poverty, violence, drug abuse, and psychological illnesses, but more than anything, simply the idea that things were always good enough. Eventually I realized that I wanted something different.

My brother had been medically discharged from the Army for schizophrenia. He had hallucinations and paranoia. Living in our house was like walking a minefield.

One day my brother destroyed the entire house trying to murder my father. None of our possessions survived. My brother was arrested, my father became depressed, and my mother was traumatized. I grew frustrated with my father for his drinking, and he told me to find another place to live.

With two trash bags and my backpack full to the rim, I left. I was homeless, on my own. I house-hopped, roamed, scraping up bits of money wherever I could. I thought this was it for me. Until a JA volunteer came to my high school.

JA came right when I needed it. The JA volunteer spoke about the importance of money management and budgeting. He taught us about interviewing for jobs, too. These were lessons that were not a part of my school or home life. Before he left, he encouraged us to keep pushing forward and to never stop because life was not going to wait on us. That volunteer had no idea about what I was going through, but his efforts were not in vain.

I applied everything I learned from my three JA experiences. I began selling my artwork and custom t-shirts to generate income. I became class president, captain of the varsity cheer squad, vice president of the National Honor Society, a member of the Student Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve, and an award-winning poet.

I recently began attending Bryn Mawr College to pursue my dream of creating an orphanage so I can help children realize their potential. JA's lessons helped me manage my finances, speak to a crowd and handle difficult questions, and gave me belief in myself. Because of JA and similar organizations, students like me have the tools and guidance that would otherwise be unavailable. My future has been paved, not with limits, but by how great I was willing to be.

Selena recently appeared on PBS' American Graduate Day to talk about the impact of JA on her life, see the video here!

Ryan Kelly, a seventh-grader from Stamford, Conn., had JA programs throughout elementary school. He loved the idea of being an entrepreneur and tried to come up with a winning idea for his own business. Inspiration struck when the family adopted a beagle and couldn't find appetizing treats to feed their new puppy pal. Ryan and his mom, Daniela, started Ry's Ruffery (www.rysruffery.com), which makes all-natural dog treats. The business quickly took off.

Ryan says, "My mom and I experimented with recipes and I pedaled my bike around the neighborhood, doing taste tests with my friends' dogs until the dogs couldn't get enough of our treats. I started selling them at school, at lacrosse and hockey practice, and at local pet adoption events. I give part of the proceeds to Stamford Animal Rescue. Even though I was only 10 at the time, people took notice, and so did their dogs. We sold out EVERY. SINGLE. TIME."

In 2013, Ryan and Daniela appeared on ABC's "Shark Tank." Shark Barbara Corcoran bought a 25-percent stake in Ryan's company for $25,000.

Ryan is starting middle school and has much more on his mind than the average seventh-grader. He has employees and recently signed a deal with Target. Though production is now in Joplin, Mo., Ryan keeps a close eye on production to ensure the highest quality. The treats and their packaging are 100 percent made in the USA. Ryan's two siblings manage the company's social media and work alongside him at the bakery.

Ryan concludes, "Junior Achievement teaches kids as young as six or seven years old how to be responsible for themselves financially and how they fit into the workforce and their community. It teaches that no matter what your salary, you can be successful and responsible. It also teaches that no matter what your title is, you are needed and valued."


Recently, students in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) participated in JA Company Program as a part of an accelerated six-week summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camp. The 18 teen entrepreneurs developed a business called Bio Bands. Bio Bands are bracelets made from recycled, biodegradable materials that are stylish and good for the environment. The team of students produced Bio Bands with the help of a 3-D printer provided by the Advanced Technology Center.

Along with the real-world entrepreneurship experience that they received from JA Company Program, the students enjoyed using the 3-D printing technology, and they learned about using environmentally sustainable materials in their product. The students also learned how creativity and innovation in the STEM field can help propel a business and give it a competitive advantage.

Stephanie Sutton, STEM Grant Specialist with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, said, "JA Company Program allowed our students to put their personal and professional talents to use by challenging them to think outside the box in relation to STEM. Students learned to work both individually and collaboratively, giving them the competitive edge of enhancing work-readiness skills which they'll carry for a lifetime."

As the students created their business model, they learned about the importance of giving back to their community. With this in mind, the students decided early on to donate the profits from Bio Bands to Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads. Over a period of two weeks, the students exceeded their sales goal, and their company was deemed a success. The students created their own company from the ground up, and received valuable STEM career experience in the process.


Junior Achievement has completed a major milestone in its 95-year history. With the support of a $1.5 million grant from The Hartford, JA has reimagined and redeveloped JA Company Program using a blended-learning model to provide teens with a relevant and responsive entrepreneurship experience.

In the new JA Company Program, teens have the opportunity to flex their entrepreneurial muscle in a 13-week, volunteer-led program. Sessions contain interactive content, including vodcasts led by subject matter experts exploring concepts such as brainstorming and crowd-funding. Students collaboratively develop and market their business to meet a consumer need, and can sell their product or service on- or off-line.

JA Company Program divides each session into two parts: "Company Ops" and "Deeper Dive." Students report on progress and accomplish learning objectives during "Company Ops" and participate either individually or in groups to challenge themselves to push further during "Deeper Dive."

"The new JA Company Program gives students the opportunity to play a leadership role in the process with volunteers encouraging them to find their voice and spark the entrepreneurial spirit," noted Jack E. Kosakowski, president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement USA.

JA staff who piloted the new JA Company Program in Northern California said:

The new JA Company Program is entrepreneurial in its entirety. It pushes volunteers, students and educators to take an innovative approach in starting and managing a real venture. Blended learning allows students to collaborate, share, and design their enterprise more effectively. Using the learning management system supports real-time collaboration and accelerates the decision-making process.

While JA Company Program has been inspiring students for nearly a century, today it incorporates innovation and interactivity to meet teens where they are—on their phones, tablets, laptops and more. With new digital learning modules, teens can collaborate and help drive economic growth with new ease.

AT&T and Junior Achievement are working together to mentor middle and high school students nationwide as part of Aspire Mentoring Academy. Students participate in JA Job ShadowTM and then experience an AT&T workplace first-hand. AT&T employees share their skills, knowledge, and career advice with students to help them to succeed in high school and beyond. One of the goals of the AT&T Aspire Mentoring Academy, which includes JA's and AT&T's collaboration among other programs, is to provide students with 1 million hours of mentoring by AT&T employees by the end of 2016.

Students with mentors have a better chance of attending college and are 52 percent less likely than their peers to skip a day of school. In addition to positively impacting the lives of students, AT&T's Aspire Mentoring Academy is a great way for colleagues to build relationships as they participate in mentoring activities together. In fact, studies show that volunteerism increases employees' job satisfaction, motivation, and retention.

Paige Walker, a high school student from Riverside High School in New York, said:

I kept changing my mind about my major and had become frustrated. I was paired with AT&T maintenance worker Charles Cole who inspired me. He was informative and eloquent in explaining his job, and I could tell that he wanted to help and guide us. His passion for his career came through. I was sad that the tour was over in an hour, because I was learning so much from his advice about college and choosing a profession. I learned about AT&T's innovative history and how the departments in the building work together. Mr. Cole explained the importance of a strong work ethic and of expressing our identity through our aspirations. It helped me decide what I want to do with my life. He simply said, "Be yourself" and from that point I knew that if I pursued what I loved that the rest would follow.

Cutting through Complexity: JA Redevelops Popular JA Finance Park Program with the Support of KPMG

In 2003, Junior Achievement of the Heartland in Moline, Ill., opened its doors to the organization's first JA Finance Park facility. Now, more than a decade later, there are 19 permanent locations and 11 JA Finance Park mobile units located across the country—and more than 1 million students have experienced this fun, hands-on program. And with a $1.75 million grant from the KPMG Foundation, this popular Capstone program now infuses 21st- century learning concepts and technology, making it more career-focused and relevant than ever before.

The redeveloped JA Finance Park program is a critical step for Junior Achievement to achieve the goals outlined in the JA Education Blueprint. KPMG's support has helped JA redevelop and design the JA Finance Park classroom curriculum to meet the needs of today's middle school and high school students. The new flexibility of choices offers different learning options to meet students' and teachers' needs. And by using custom software and tablets during the simulation, the experience is not only more relevant for the students, it also eliminates the use of paper.

KPMG's support of JA extends to its human resources. During the 2012-13 school year, more than 1,300 KPMG volunteers from more than 40 KPMG offices delivered 633 JA classes benefiting more than 17,000 U.S. students. KPMG partners and employees serve on more than 50 local JA Area boards of directors across the United States, and this year KPMG was one of 40 recipients of the U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award, recognizing more than 10,000 employee volunteer hours to JA.

KPMG has helped connect JA to its other corporate responsibility efforts like the National Academy Foundation, an organization of career-themed high school academies, and KPMG's Family for Literacy program that provides new books to children from low income families. Through KPMG's commitment to JA Finance Park, it is providing students with academically enriching, experiential learning. KPMG has set the standard for service and civic participation and Junior Achievement is grateful for the dedication of its volunteers and long-term financial support.

To learn more about KPMG's Corporate Responsibility strategy, visit www.kpmg.com/us/csr.


About Junior Achievement USA

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.5 million students per year in 116 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide.

JA thanks its partners and stakeholders, who provided approximately $175 million in support nationwide during the 2013-14 fiscal year.

Junior Achievement's Thought Leadership

During the last year, Junior Achievement has worked to raise the profile of issues aligned with its three pillars of student success: financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.

Through partnerships with organizations like The Financial Services Roundtable, Young Entrepreneur Council, Millennial market research firm Ypulse, the Goizueta Foundation and Citi Foundation, Junior Achievement has led the charge to empower students to own their economic success.

In April, Junior Achievement USA and The Financial Services Roundtable conducted a public relations campaign to promote youth financial literacy and the results of JA's annual Teens & Personal Finance Survey. The survey was sponsored by FSR member Allstate. The PR campaign netted more than 227 million media impressions including the TODAY Show.

JA partners with Millennial market research firm Ypulse to tap into trends and attitudes among America's largest generational cohort. JA USA provided JA Areas with social media content and learning documents to leverage the data.

JA convened an education summit on preparing youth for the workforce. Attendees included representatives from nine different areas of specialization focused on the preparation of America's next- generation workforce. Read the summit's key findings here.

JA worked with the Citi Foundation to develop a digital volunteer initiative using technology to scale volunteer engagement and retention. Read the findings of JA's research about the benefits of digital volunteer engagement here.

The Young Entrepreneur Council and JA work to raise awareness about the importance of entrepreneurship education to help foster small business growth and U.S. innovation.


Junior Achievement USA Giving

2013-2014 Corporate and Foundation Giving

Capital One Financial Corporation
The Hartford Financial Service Group, Inc.*
KPMG LLP and KPMG Foundation*

Accenture LLP*

GE Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Sam's Club Giving Program*

Allstate Insurance Company and The Allstate Foundation
State Street Foundation, Inc.
The UPS Foundation

Ally Financial
Citi Foundation
El Pomar Foundation
General Re Corporation
NYSE Euronext Foundation
T. Rowe Price
TD Ameritrade

Charles Schwab Corporation Foundation
Fidelity Investments
Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP)
Global Giving Inc.
The Horace A. Moses Foundation
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
MassMutual Financial Group
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC

America's Charities
Ameriprise Financial Employee Giving Campaign
Apollo Group Inc.
Argo Turboserve Corporation
Ascendum Solutions LLC
AT&T United Way Employee Giving Campaign
Backus Family Foundation
Benevity Community Impact Fund
BNSF Railway Company
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Calvert Investments
CDW Corporation
Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Comerica Bank
DeVry Inc.
Discover Financial Services
EcoMedia CBS Inc.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
FirstEnergy Corporation
Franklin Square Capital Partners LLC
Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, Inc.
HMS Business Services Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Company
Holborn Corporation
Madison Performance Group
Maritz Research - Financial Services Group
Metlife Foundation
Mile High United Way
Porter Novelli
Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons LLP
Royal Bank of Canada
Sage North America
Santander Bank N.A.
Scottrade, Inc.
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.
The Stiles-Nicholson Foundation
The Williams Companies, Inc.
The Xerox Foundation
U.S. Bank

* recognition for multi-year pledge

2013-2014 Individual Giving

$10,000 +

Mr. Alan Armstrong Ms. Sandra Beach Lin Mr. Mark Brenner
Ms. Catherine S. Brune Mr. Rodney D. Bullard Mr. Michael Deniszczuk
Ms. Deborah J. Kissire Mr. Loren C. Klug Mr. Larry A. Leva
Mr. Paul E. McKnight Ms. Julie A. Monaco Ms. Helen C. Pekny
Mr. Jonas Prising Mr. Robert W. Reeg Mr. James P. Runnels
Mr. Albert E. Suter Mr. Thomas D. Weldon Mr. Richard A. Woods

$5,000 +

Ms. Evelyn Angelle
Ms. Katy J. Barton
Ms. Lynne Ford
Mr. James R. Hemak
Ms. Perry Hewitt
Mr. Clyde D. Keaton
Jack & Diane Kosakowski
Mr. Denny K. McNear
Mr. Edward Rapp

$1,000 +

Howard & Pamela Bartner
Gary & Marilyn Blanchette
Carey Bongard
Mr. August Busch, III
Ms. Lisa Gillis
Gary & Christy Kunz
Ron & Jeanette Lee
Tat & Susan Luu
Ms. Lisa Sodeika
Mr. Buzzy Thibodeaux

to $999

Don & Donna Abdallah Sam & Melanie Adams
Tim & Diana Armijo Mrs. Terri Bell
Mrs. Diane Birkeness Ms. Roma Borland
Ms. Pamela Casteel Ms. Lisa M. Connor
Mr. George Cousins Ms. Jennifer Dallas
Rick & Jackie Dant Mr. Alberto Del Toro
Ms. Deborah Denmark Ms. Stacie Fieth
Mark & Denise Fiore Ms. Jody Fletcher
Ms. Mel Freier John & Tami Godsey
Laura A. Goodman Mr. T.C. Grant
Ronald & Sharon Hall Ms. Danielle Harris
Mr. Randy Hartman Ms. Tanya Holmes
Ms. Kim Hunter Ms. Melissa Hutchins
Ms. Leisha John Ms. Margaret Johnson
Mr. Kenneth Keane Mrs. Kathy Killough
Ms. Jacquelyn F. Kimzey Tim & Wendy King
Mr. David Kunstle Ms. Sharon Lents
Bruce & Gail Luckett Ms. Erin L. Martin
James L. Martineau David & Nancy McCarty
Mr. Evan P. Menkhus Michael & Laurie Mozingo
Michael & Karen Ochsner John & Laurie Onstott
Mrs. Marci Owen Ms. Leslie Pierce
Garrett & Kris Ponciroli Tricia Rayls
Mr. Chad L. Rickabaugh Mr. Gerald Romero
Angela Sanchez Steve & Julie Schmidt
Jeanne Schuster Michael & Cynthia Skinner
Toby & Tammy Till Ms. Denise Truitt
Mr. Kenneth D. Vander Weele Mrs. Arlene Wanninger
Mrs. Natalie Watts


JA Free Enterprise Society

Established in 2000, the Free Enterprise Society recognizes individuals from around the world who demonstrate outstanding support in helping Junior Achievement inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Recognition is provided to individuals and families who have made gifts of $10,000 or more between July 1 and June 30 each year to any JA affiliate. Charter members and individuals who make gifts of $1 million or more to Junior Achievement over their lifetime, Legacy Members, are entitled to permanent membership in the Free Enterprise Society.

Select a level below to view its members:

Gifts of $1,000,000 or more over the donor's lifetime

Capdevilla/Gillespie Foundation -Wendy Gillespie and Martin J. Capdevilla

Daniel G. Crockett

The Mike Curb Family Foundation Mike Curb and Carole Curb Nemoy

Mike Curb

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

Richard and Marie Edgerton*

William and Tina Flaherty

John M. Sr*. and Lyla Fluke*

Thomas and Mickie Fox

J.B. Fuqua*

The Goizueta Foundation

William and Virginia Halbert

Haslam Family Foundation -Haslam 3 Foundation

The Hollingsworth Foundation - Joe Hollingsworth Junior

H. Wayne Sr. and Marti Huizenga

Dennis and Judy Jones

The Marcus Foundation

McGrath Family Foundation - Carlee and Laurie McGrath

Robert and Kim Mericle and Family

Steven Mihaylo

James and Jeannine Morris

Pamela and Leslie Muma

Nicholas Family Foundation

The Stiles-Nicholson Foundation

David and Lynn Nicholson

Harry S. Patten

Suzanne and Richard Pieper Family Foundation

Richard and Geri Prows

George F. Russell Jr.

Stephan Sharf

Albert E. Suter

Lorraine Thomas

Estate of John Brooks Williams

Gifts of $500,000 or more

Clayton Family Foundation - Jim and Kay Clayton

Two Anonymous Donors

Gifts of $250,000 or more

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

Dennis and Judy Jones

Pamela and Leslie Muma

Esther B. O'Keeffe Charitable Foundation

Scott Pranger

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation

Three anonymous donors

Gifts of $100,000 or more

Larry Anderson

Walter E. Blessey Jr.

Mike Curb Family Foundation

The Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Douglas and Carol Golosky

Jim Grote

James R. and Patricia Hemak

The Dianne and Irving Kipnes Foundation

Phil Milroy

Horace A. Moses Foundation

Dennis O'Rourke

Harold C. Schott Foundation

JR Shaw

Frank B. Jr. and Paulette Stewart

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

The Zeist Foundation

Three anonymous donors

Gifts of $50,000 or more

Amaturo Family Foundation

Ralph de la Vega

The Florescue Family Foundation, Inc.

Edward and Cathie Galante

Peter Gbedemah

Raymond L. Lavietes Foundation

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

The Memorial Foundation

The Miles Foundation

The Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation

The Stiles-Nicholson Foundation - David and Lynn Nicholson

James M. Nicholson

Gavin O'Connor

Patti Roscoe and Jim Tiffany Gene Toombs

William Schawbel

Richard and Lesley Stone - Family Foundation of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

The George and Fay Young Foundation

Four anonymous donors

Gifts of $25,000 or more

Robert and Allison Adams

AIM High Foundation - Brian and Jean Addy

G. Chris Andersen

The Martin Andersen - Gracia Andersen Foundation

Paul Boyer

Shawn Barker

Niklas Bringleson and RyaNik Holdings

Jim and Carmen Campbell

Don and Bev Chapman

H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust

William C. and Cheryl A. Coderre

The Galen Cole Family Foundation

The Bill Comrie Family

Anne and Ted Crandall

Craig and Michele Cuffe

Dwight and Ann Duke

David N. and Lelia J. Farr

Ruth U. Fertel Foundation

James and Kathy Fuchs

The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation

GAR Foundation

Tim and Shelly Geske

Leo Goodwin Foundation

Kathy and Tom Hauske

David and Kathy Hensch

Jake Jabs

Mike and Sue Jandernoa

Diáne T. Johnson

The Alan and Carol Kelly Charitable Fund

John and Jennifer Kelly

Mary and Ted Kellner

Mark King

Pat and Audrey Knipe

The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation

Jeff Lambert

The Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation

Gary and Mrs. LeDonne

The Leon Levine Foundation

Leslie Family Foundation

Loewenstern Foundation - Dr. Walter Loewenstern

David and Madeleine Lubar

Louis and Sue "Carolyn" Lucido

Tom and Laurie McCarthy

Paul and Georgia McGunnigle

Patti and Jack McKeithan

Herman Meinders

Moore Family Foundation

Suzanne and Richard Pieper Family Foundation

Martyn and Lynne Redgrave

Karen and Joe Reinkemeyer

Michael Roos and Cindy Goplen

Sean C. Rush

The Salah Foundation

Hugh K. Schilling

Paul Schreiber

Albert E. Suter

Lacy H. Williams, M.D.

Dr. H.C. Anthony Viscogliosi

Six anonymous donors

Gifts of $10,000 or more

Allison and Robert Adams

Scott H. and Shelagh Adams

Ainar Jr. and Suzie Aijala

Sheryl Andrasko

Evelyn Angelle

Alan Armstrong

Philip S. Armstrong

Armen Avanessians

Manuel H. and Claire Barron Philanthropic Fund

Steven Barry

Neda Barqawi

Harris and Margaret Bass

Kevin Bastien

Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation

Maliz E. Beams

The Herbert Bearman Foundation

Matthew Becker

Mark Beffort

Robert Berry

The Bettis Family

Alice Ann Bien Foundation

Jim and Gina Blayney

Dennis J. Block

Bill and Susan Bloomfield

Walter and Adi Blum Foundation

Nancy and Jim Bolton

Michael Bray

Charles A. Bremer

Mark Brenner

Catherine Brune

Bucyrus Area Community Foundation

Keith and Peg Burns

Sue Burnett

Matt Weber and Lucia Capozzoli

David Carroll

Steven Carlson

Ingram White Castle Foundation

Christopher and Beate Chee

Lou Church Educational Foundation

Edward and Karen Cook

Philip T. Colfield

Randy and Claudean Cox

Gregory and Dr. Elizabeth Craig

Jane Ann Craig

Dale Sr. and Lila Critz

Cross Charitable Foundation

The Mike Curb Family Foundation - Mike Curb and Carole Curb Nemoy

Rob and Colleen Cowen

Fred N. Davis III

Lynn Hopton and Greg Davis

Sallie and Don H. Davis

Susan and James Davis

Pamela J. Craig and Robert Delaney

Michael Deniszczuk

Christopher Doerr

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

Mike and Ann Duffy

Marriner S. Eccles Foundation

Rachel and Patrick English

Art and Marcy Falcone

Margaret Fechtmann

Dale and Sharon Fiehler

The Benjamin and Jennifer Fink Charitable Fund

MaryJo Finocchiaro

Robert and Sandra Flick

Bill Fondren

Elizabeth Fontenelli

The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation

Allan and Margot Frank

Phillip and Priscilla Fretwell

A Friends' Foundation

Christopher S. Fuselier

Diane and Charles Gallagher Family Fund

James L. Gallogly

The Galloway Foundation

Stanley C. Gault

David and Alisoun Gensler

John Georges

Antony Resseler and Jami Gertz

Tim and Shelly Geske

Christopher P. Giermek

James and Tamara Giertz

David B. Gold Foundation

Eugene A. Gorab

Roger Gouin

Michael J. Grimaldi

David Haines

Jeff Hansberry

Harden Foundation

Hardrives of Delray Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

George T. Elmore

Jack and Laura Harris

Hunt and Diane Harris Family Foundation

Kathy and Thomas J. Hauske, Jr.

Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation

Lisa Hemmat

Kim Hendricks

Darice Henritze

The Sandy Hill Foundation

J.C. Huizenga

David and Sarah Hull

William Janetschek

Cory and Nicole Janssen

Ron and Janet Jibson

Hani Kablawi

Marina and Jeff Kammerer

Scott Karnas

Clyde and Marion Keaton

Arthur Kelly Fund of Akron Community Foundation

John and Nancy Kennedy Foundation

Don and Kaye Kole

Ann and Sean Kono

John and Nancy Koss Sr.

Gary J. Kozlowski

The Krause Family Foundation

Jim Krzeminski

Hari Kumar

Eric Lane

Kathy P. Lehne

Deborah Leone

Leslie Family Foundation

Harry P. Leu Foundation

Larry Leva

Randy L. Limbacher

Sandra Beach Lin

Mark Linsky

Thomas J. Long Foundation

Desi Lopez

Peter J. Lyon

Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund

Bruce Macklin

The Chesley G. Magruder Foundation

Cesare R. and Wendy H. Mainardi

Neil and Kate Malik

Mary Vandenberg and Keith Mardak

Richard Marriott

Neeta Patel and Dean Mathew

Marshall and Karen Mathison

James E. Maurin

John A. McAlonan Fund of Akron Community Foundation

Dick and Joyce H. McFarland

Liam and Lori McGee

Jack and Margie McGivern

Paul E. McKnight

John W. McMahon

Robert Merrick

The Mick Foundation

Jamie Mills

Ronald and Karen Modreski

The James R. Moffett Family Foundation

Niloufar Molavi

Julie Monaco

Harry C. Moores Foundation

Gene A. and Cindy Morgenthaler

William and Marian Nasgovitz

Nicholas Family Foundation

The Norcliffe Foundation

Gary and Peg Novosad

Wayne C. Oldenburg

William R. Oldenburg

Tim O'Neill

Alan and Doris Orechwa

Louis & Peaches Owen Family Foundation

Vickie Anne Palmer Foundation

The Patterson Family Foundation

Ruby Peck Foundation

Helen Pekny-In Memory of Frank P. Pekny

Richard J. Poccia

Jonas and Sylvia Prising

Thomas and Susan Quadracci

S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation

Andrew and Kathi Ratner

Robert Reeg

Erick and Marna Ricker

Linda Rimer

Brett and Leah Rodda

Sandy and Leslie Rothe

The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation

James Runnels

Peter C. Russel

Crystal Sampson

The Scarlett Family Foundation

John S. Scheid

Bob and Kay Schleckser

Brad and Holly Schlossman

Scott C. Schnuck

Ann Curme Shaw and Reid Shaw

Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation

Sam and Kay Sheth

Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation

Gavin Simms

The Sidney Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation

Thomas Slaight

Judy and Donald Smith

The V.O. Smith Family Foundation

Sorenson Impact Foundation

John and Mary Splude

Mary Ellen and Scott Stanek

Thomas R. Statnick

Laurence Stein

Frank Steininger

Charlie and Ellen Steinmetz

William H. Stender

Albert E. Suter

Andrew C. Taylor

Ann Taylor

H. Chandler Taylor

Joe and Sheryl Teague

Rich and Ann Teerlink

Thomas D. Teles

Cory and Ann-Marie Thackeray

John and Carolyn Tipton

Stephen K. Troy

Karen and Jon Van Drisse

Paul Van Hoof

Francesco Vanni d'Archirafi

Gary Verplank

L.J. Verplank

Greg and Karla Vesey

Jim Victor

Tim and Lisa Walsh

James A. Walters

Margie Wang

Bill and Kristin Waters

The William R. Watts Foundation

David and Lisa Wehrly

Thomas D. Weldon

James D. White

Alan Jay Wildstein

The Wockner Foundation

Steve C. Wong

Richard Woods

Robert and Heather Worthington

The George & Fay Young Foundation

Robert K. Zelle

James and Yvonne Ziemer

Mrs. Virginia H. Zeigler –in memory of Mr. Charles Edward Zeigler, Sr.

12 Anonymous Donors


Gifts of at least $10,000
Made July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001

The 1525 Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Ackerly

Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Aebi

The AIM High Foundation - Brian and Jean Addy

Amelior Foundation

Bradbury and Janet Anderson

Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin

John H. Bauer

Mr. and Mrs. Ned Bechthold

The Becker/Mohanco Family - Ms. Bonnie Becker and Mr. George Mohanco, Ms. Robin Mohanco and Mr. Becker Mohanco Thomas E. Becker*

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin L. Beebe

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Behnke

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Benaroya

Berger-Solano Foundation

John E. Bernhard*

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bevier

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Blanc

Jim and Gina Blayney

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bliss

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Boeing Jr.

Linda Bowers

Rick Bowers

Thomas J. Bowers

Stephen and Camilla Brauer

Harold L. Brock

Charles and Camilla Brumder

Samuel Bryant

Edward H. Budd

Capdevilla/Gillespie Foundation - Wendy Gillespie and Martin J. Capdevilla

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Carter

Howard and Sue Carver

Jerry and Sue Chicone Jr.

John T. Collins

John A. Conover

Lodwrick and Carole Cook

Steve Cortopassi

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan C. Cressey

Gerald and Lois Czarnecki

William H. Darr

Russ and Sue Darrow

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Dembinski

Douglas and Maria DeVos Foundation

Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation

Boh and Marilyn Dickey

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Dowdle

W. Ted Dudley

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

Marriner S. Eccles Foundation

Arnold J. Eckelman

Richard and Marie Edgerton*

Karl and Stevie Eller

Filstrup Family Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Fluke Jr.

Lyla Fluke - In Memory of John M. Fluke Sr.

Jane Folwell*

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Frank

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Freeman

William and Ellen Freeman

Michael H. Freund

J.B. Fuqua*

Stephen A. Furbacher

Louis J. Fusz Jr.

Ambassador Sam Fox

Donald and Adele Garretson - In Honor of Ronald D. Cody

Bill and Vieve Gore*

Elsie R. Griffin

Raymond and Harriet Haas

James T. Hackett

Michael L. Hackworth

David E. Hall

Hall Family Foundation

Mr.* and Mrs. Jerry Hank

Hunt and Diane Harris Family Foundation

Gerald L. Hassell

Mr.* and Mrs. Ken Hatch

John and Judy Helm

James R. Hemak

Herbster Family Foundation

Henry R. Hillenmeyer

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Horne

Elwood and Ginger Howse Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Hubbard

Gina Hubbell

Thomas M. Hudson Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Huisingh

H. Wayne Sr. and Marti Huizenga

Ingram Charitable Advised Fund

Ron Insana

William Janetschek

The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Johnson

Dennis and Judy Jones

Ove Jorgensen

Clyde and Marion Keaton

John and Nancy Kennedy Family Foundation

Norman and Teri Klein

Patrick and Audrey Knipe

John and Linda Knox Foundation

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Wei-Tai Kwok

Todd and Fran Langley

Phillip B. Lassiter

Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation

Dr. Sarah Layton, CMC

Thomas A. Leipzig

Arthur D. Little and Jann Leeming

Jerome* and Carol Loeb

Dr. Walter Loewenstern

Dan Lovinger

William and Ernestine Lowrie

Janis Machala and David R. Stenberg

Christopher and Elaine Mahoney

Jim and Sue Marriott

Mr. and Mrs. Dan McAuliffe

John H. McConnell

The McDonald Fund of the Cleveland Foundation

Daniel and Patricia McKeithan Jr.

Raymond McLaughlin

D. W. McMillan Foundation

Denman and Barbara McNear

The Meinders Foundation

John and Linda Mellowes

Thomas C. Melzer

Steven and Lois Mihaylo

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Morris

The Morris Foundation

The Horace Moses Foundation

Leslie and Pamela Muma

Jerry V. Mutchler

Jeff Nadeau

NewCity Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Nichols

Scott M. Niswonger

The Dick and Mary Nunis Charitable Gift Fund

Wayne C. Oldenburg and Melodie Wilson

William R. Oldenburg

Gloria J. Olin - In Memory of Thomas F. Olin Sr.

F. J. O'Neill Charitable Corporation

Peter and Susan Ordway

Frank* and Helen Pekny

Suzanne and Richard Pieper Family Foundation

Norman and Elaine Polsky

Andrew and Kathryn Potos

Michael R. Preston

Dennis R. Purdum

Larry and Kathi Rambo

Bruce E. Ranck

The Reinberger Foundation

Gary and Gail Reynolds

Mr. and Mrs. William Riss

Grover and Jill Robinson IV

Ian Rolland

Roper Brothers Foundation

Jack Rudel and Billy Jo Harned

Charles and Elizabeth Schellhorn

Hugh K. Schilling - In Memory of Paul A. Schilling

Scott C. Schnuck

Ron A. Sege

David L. Shedlarz

Dr. A. Jess Shenson*

Thomas Marsha Slaight

Alex and Kathy Smith

Kay L. Spruill

John and Carole Steiner

The Stiles-Nicholson Foundation

Albert E. Suter

Mark and Patricia Suwyn Family Fund

Cliff and Betty Swenson

Nick and Julie Takton

Richard and Ann Teerlink

Ten Talents Foundation

John E. Toffolon

Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Tooker

Michael and Pamala Towers

Jean-Paul Valles

Jim Victor

Anthony G. Viscogliosi

The Waldron Family Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. Wasson

Thomas D. Weldon

Linda M. Wendt - In Memory of Martin J. Wendt Tim and Marsha Wepfer

Diane Widder*

Wilson Wilde

James and Ruth Wilcox

John F. Williamson

Liane Wilson

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Withycombe

Thomas and Frances Wolf Fund

F. Stansbury Young*

Six anonymous donors


JA Heritage Society

Junior Achievement established the Junior Achievement Heritage Society to recognize and honor ardent supporters who include the organization in their estate planning. Founding members are those who notified Junior Achievement of their inclusion of JA in their estate planning by June 30, 2006.

Bradley B. Wegner and F. Ashley Allen *
Junior Achievement of Central Florida

James and Pam Anderson *
Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Arthur and Judith Angood *
Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan

David and Donna Beach
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

John and Muriel Bernhard *
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington

Jack and Debbie Blitch
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

Sylvia R. Bova
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

Joe Brancucci
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

Harry and Jane Briscoe *
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

Donna and Terrance Buchanan
Junior Achievement of Georgia

Susan Bulkeley Butler
JA Worldwide and Junior Achievement of Arizona – Southern District

Howard and Sue Carver
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England

Brian and Marcy Chermside *
Junior Achievement of Northeast Michigan

H. Derek and Paula Cockrell
Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Ronald D. Cody *
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest

Janell Damon
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

Charles and Ann Dana *
Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio

Russ and Susan Darrow
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

Jeffrey and Suzanne Delahaut *
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

Jonathan Dewar
Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina

Jeremy Dicker *
Junior Achievement of Southern California

John and Sam Dickinson *
JA Worldwide

Adam and Deborah Dingwall *
Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan

Dr. George R. Dunbar
Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut

Herbert and Arlene Elliott *
(1915-2005) (1919-2010)
Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Doug and Cynthia Evans
Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain

Sharon and Dale Fiehler
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

Gilbert P. Folleher *
JA Worldwide Pioneers Trust Fund

Mona and Ted Fox
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

Ambassador Sam Fox
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

Michael H. Freund
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

Susan Fronk and William Thiel
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

James and Kathy Fuchs
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

Donald and Adele Garretson *
JA Worldwide

Pamela J. George *
JA Worldwide

Eugene A. Gorab
Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut

Dr. Michael and Diane Grossi
JA Worldwide and Junior Achievement of Rhode Island

Gary and Linda Hickman *
Junior Achievement of Southern California*

Diane M. Holmquist *
Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan

James and Carol Horstmann
Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Woody and Ginger Howse *
Junior Achievement of Washington

Gene and Mabel Johnson *
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

Dennis Jones
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

Peter M. Kelley *
Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan

John and Leah Klumph
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

John and Nancy Koss Sr.
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

Gary and Christy Kunz
Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Barbara Dowell Lancaster and Cameron Lancaster *
Junior Achievement of Southern California

The Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation
Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut

John and Sue Lawson *
Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Dr. Sarah and Mr. Al Layton
Junior Achievement of Central Florida

Carter and Kaye LeBeau *
Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Robin Lester
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

John and Sue Madden
Junior Achievement of Mid-Michigan – a division of Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

Charles and Renee Maniaci *
Junior Achievement of Mid-Michigan – a division of Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

Denman and Barbara McNear *
JA Worldwide

Glenn and Kathleen Medhus *
Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Jamie Mills
Junior Achievement of Mid-Michigan – a division of Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

Ronald and Karen Modreski
Junior Achievement of Mid-Michigan – a division of Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

Jerry V. Mutchler *
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

Debra Stinton Othitis *
JA Worldwide

Mark N. Pankner *
Junior Achievement of Northeast Michigan

Gene and Joanne Pastula *
Junior Achievement of San Diego County

Helen Pekny
In Memory of Frank P. Pekny
JA Worldwide and Junior Achievement of Southern California

Dr. J. Mitchell and Robinette Perry
Junior Achievement of Southern California

Randy and Tami Phillips *
Junior Achievement of Southern California

Mike and Carol Plunkett *
Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Julie C. Preslar *
Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas

Scott Price
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

Larry R. Richardson *
Junior Achievement of Mid-Michigan – a division of Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

Charlie and Mary Rogers
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

Lewis and Kay Saxby *
JA Worldwide and Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio

Amanda Sattler
Junior Achievement of Southern California

William Schawbel *
Junior Achievement of Northern New England

Scott Schnuck
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

Michael S. Schoedinger *
Junior Achievement of Central Ohio

Mark and Kristi Shaffer
Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain

Stephan Sharf
Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan

Wayne and Mary Smith
JA Worldwide

Barbara Stein *
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

Frank G. Stryganek *
JA Worldwide

Susan L. Stuart *
Junior Achievement of Mid-Michigan – a division of Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

Gene Toombs
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

Michael and Pamala Towers *
JA Worldwide

James and Judy Vaughn *
Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain

Jim Victor *
Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Linda M. Wendt *
In Memory of Martin "Marty" J. Wendt Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan

Steve and Robin Wise
Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain

Cynthia and Michael "Todd" Young *
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington

Jim and Joan Zawacki
Junior Achievement of Mid-Michigan – a division of Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

Robert K. Zelle
Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee


* Founding Member

U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award

The U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award is a presidential recognition program created in 2003 by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation for individuals of all ages who contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award because of its national reach and standing. This status allows JA to bestow this honor to corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.

Select a level below to view its members:

15,000 volunteer hours or more

Bank of America
Capital One
Destination and Travel Foundation
Exxon Mobil
Financial Services Roundtable
HSBC Holdings plc and HSBC Bank USA
University of Central Florida
US Bancorp
Walt Disney World
Wells Fargo

10,000 volunteer hours or more

Broward College
Regions Bank

5,000 volunteer hours or more

AXA Group
BBVA Compass
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Caterpillar, Inc.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Chevron Corporation
Deere & Company
Fidelity Investments
Fifth Third Bank
General Motors Corporation
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
MasterCard Worldwide
MUFG Union Bank
PNC Financial Services Group
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Robert Morris University
State Farm
SunTrust Banks Inc.
TD Ameritrade—TD Bank
University of Southern California
Voya Financial
Walmart and Sam's Club
Woodforest National Bank
YMCA of the USA


Junior Achievement USA Financial Statements 2014

Junior Achievement USA is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.5 million students per year in 116 markets across the United States.

Seventy-six percent of total expenses are program activity expenses. The following is a brief description of how program services and fundraising expenses are used.

Field Service provides assistance and guidance to help the 116 JA Areas and provide economic education to local cities and communities. Support in staff hiring, board recruitment, training and quality management are services that enable these operations to deliver consistent, high-quality programs to students in local schools.

The Brand Group creates public relations, social media and communications tools, guidance and support for JA Areas. Additionally, the Group helps drive awareness for donors and other key partners.

Research and development efforts continually evaluate and upgrade existing programs, as well as develop new curricula and supporting materials to provide the most effective instructional package possible.

Human resources reflects one of our primary organizational values—that people are our most important asset. This group helps maintain high standards of staffing across the nation which, in turn, provide the quality personnel necessary to support the organization.

Fundraising reflects JA USA's cost to solicit contributions from our donors.

The Organization reaches out to the local community through a network of areas who educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives. The Organization teaches students in kindergarten through 12th grade about business and economics and accomplishes its mission by placing volunteers in the classroom to present JA USA's educational curricula and materials. A JA Area is a community-based organization that serves a specific geographic region. Each JA Area is incorporated under the guidelines of its respective state and bylaws, which govern the actions and responsibilities of the area's Board of Directors. The National Office and the JA Area join together under the terms of a signed agreement whose guiding principle is mutual support. As of June 30, 2014, 116 U.S. JA Areas provided programs in 50 states. The areas' financial statements are not included in the financial statements of the Organization, since it does not have a controlling interest in the JA Area's Boards of Directors or a financial interest in the JA Area's operations. The bylaws of each JA Area designate a similar purpose not-for-profit organization to receive the residual interest of a JA Area in the event of dissolution.

The Organization's primary revenues come from corporate and private contributions, private grants, materials sales and fees charged to JA Areas.

The accompanying financial information has been prepared using the accrual basis of accounting. Click here to view Junior Achievement USA's financial statements on pages 23-26.

JA USA Board Members

Mr. Ainar D. Aijala, Jr.
Chief Global Corporate Development Officer
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Ms. Evelyn Angelle
Senior Vice President – Supply Chain

Mr. Alan S. Armstrong
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Williams Company, Inc.

Ms. Sandra Beach Lin
President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Calisolar Inc.

Mr. Mark Brenner
Senior Vice President External Affairs
Apollo Group, Inc.

Ms. Catherine S. Brune
President – Eastern Territory (Retired)
Allstate Insurance Company

Mr. Rodney Bullard
Vice President of Community Affairs and Executive Director
Chick-fil-A Foundation

Mr. Agustin Carcoba
Vice President and MD – Strategic Industry Ventures
GE Capital

Mr. James M. Carroll
Global Managing Director Government Relations

Mr. Michael Deniszczuk
Partner and U.S. Independence Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Ms. Lynne Ford
Executive Vice President – Distribution & Marketing
Calvert Investments, Inc.

Ms. Perry Hewitt
Chief Digital Officer
Harvard Public Affairs and Communications – Office of Digital Strategy

Mr. Kyle H. Hybl, Esq.
Chief Operating Officer
El Pomar Foundation

Mr. Clyde D. Keaton
President and Chief Executive Officer
Argo Turboserve Corporation

Ms. Deborah J. Kissire
Vice Chair, East Central Managing Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Mr. Loren C. Klug
Executive Vice President, Head of Strategy and Planning and Chief of Staff to HNAH
Chief Executive Officer
HSBC North America Holdings Inc.

Mr. Jack E. Kosakowski (Ex Officio)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Junior Achievement USA®

Mr. Larry Leva
Global Vice Chairman – Quality and Risk Management

Mr. Robert Lloyd
President, Development and Sales
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Mr. Paul E. McKnight
Senior Vice President – Organization Planning

Mr. Gregory McStravick
General Manager and Global Head of SAP
Database & Technology Global Customer Operations
SAP Americas, Inc.

Ms. Julie A. Monaco
Managing Director/Global Head Public Sector Corporate and Investment Banking Division Institutional Clients Group

Mr. Douglas D. Olson
Executive Vice President
Meredith Corporation

Mr. Jonas Prising
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ed Rapp
Group President and Chief Financial Officer
Caterpillar Inc.

Mr. Robert Reeg
MasterCard Technologies

Mr. Sean Rush (Ex Officio)
President and Chief Executive Officer
JA Worldwide®

Mr. Larry W. Sidwell
Senior Vice President
Global Credit and Risk
John Deere Worldwide Financial Services

Mr. Albert E. Suter
Chief Operating Officer (Retired)

Mr. Richard A. Woods
Senior Vice President – Corporate Affairs
Capital One

Junior Achievement USA Leadership

Jack E. Kosakowski
President and Chief Executive Officer
Buzzy Thibodeaux
Executive Vice President
Tim Armijo
Chief Financial Officer
Christy Kunz
Vice President – Operations
Howard D. Bartner
Senior Vice President – Operations
Jeanette Lee
Vice President – Development
Gary Blanchette
Senior Vice President – Development
Susan Luu
Senior Vice President – Business Improvement
Jackie Dant
Vice President – Operations
Leslie Pierce
Senior Vice President – Talent and Organization Development
Deborah Denmark
Vice President – Conference and Event Planning
Kris Ponciroli
Vice President – Donor Relations and Development Services
MC Desrosiers
Vice President – Design, Innovation and Strategic Planning
Andy Schenck
Curator – Entrepreneurship Experiences
Lisa Frye
Vice President – Employment and Employee Relations
Steve Schmidt
Senior Vice President – Operations
Lisa Gillis, M.A.
Chief Academic Officer
Joe Thomas, Ph.D.
Vice President – Evaluation and Research
Ed Grocholski
Senior Vice President – Brand