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Dennis Gilfoyle

Dennis Gilfoyle – President & CEO

Since 1984, Dennis Gilfoyle has been helping to impact over 1 million students in western Pennsylvania.  Dennis joined Junior Achievement as a Program Director to introduce schools to JA's first in-classroom program, Project Business.  His consistent performance moved him up the ranks to President of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, the largest JA chapter in Pennsylvania and the 13th largest JA Chapter in the U.S. The Pittsburgh JA office also has the distinction of being the first JA chapter in the U.S., established in 1939.
Since his tenure with Junior Achievement, student participation in western Pennsylvania has grown by over 500%, currently impacting nearly 70,000 students in over 167 school districts. This JA Chapters covers a 32-county area.

  • "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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