Junior Achievement USA® (JA) honored 60 organizations with the 2014-2015 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards. The organizations receiving the awards provided Junior Achievement with significant volunteer resources during the 2014-2015 school year. The recipients were recognized at the evening awards ceremony as part of the JA Volunteer Summit presented by the American Express Foundation on March 8th in New York City in conjunction with JA's quarterly National Board of Directors meeting.
President George W. Bush established the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and to encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award, which recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.
"Junior Achievement volunteers are important mentors for young people, bringing our programs to life. Each year, more than 200,000 JA volunteers share their experiences and skills with students while delivering our programs, teaching them how to manage their money, succeed in the workforce, or start a business that creates jobs and grows the economy," said Jack Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. "The recipients of the President's Volunteer Service Awards are leaders in this effort and critical to helping JA inspire and prepare young people for success."
The following organizations are recipients of the 2014-2015 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards, as determined by Junior Achievement USA:
Gold Award Recipients (15,000 Volunteer Hours or More)
- Bank of America
- BBVA Compass
- Capital One
- Destination & Travel Foundation
- Ernst & Young LLP
- Financial Services Roundtable
- HSBC Bank USA, N.A. and HSBC Holdings plc
- KPMG LLP
- U.S. Bancorp
- Walt Disney World
- Wells Fargo
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Silver Award Recipients (10,000 Volunteer Hours or More)
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- Broward College
- Caterpillar Inc.
- LyondellBasell Industries
- Regions Bank
- SunTrust Banks, Inc.
- University of Central Florida
- Woodforest National Bank
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Bronze Award Recipients (5,000 Volunteer Hours or More)
- American Express
- AXA Group
- Burnett Specialists
- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
- Deere & Company
- The Dow Chemical Company
- General Motors
- Goldman Sachs
- JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- MassMutual Financial Group
- MasterCard Worldwide
- MUFG Union Bank
- NRG Energy, Inc.
- Robert Morris University - Illinois
- SAP America
- State Farm
- Technip USA
- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
- University of Southern California
- The University of Texas at San Antonio
- Walmart & Sam's Club