• Junior Achievement
    Annual Report

  • Junior Achievement

  • Annual

  • 2014-2015

Financial Literacy. Work Readiness. Entrepreneurship.

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Junior Achievement USA created success for students, volunteers, and other key stakeholders during the 2014-15 fiscal year. Watch this to learn more.


Junior Achievement's


  • To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Junior Achievement's


  • 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


Junior Achievement USA

Success Stories

  • Joseph Fortuno


    Joseph Fortuno

    JA Student Becomes the CEO of His Future


    Prior to his involvement with Junior Achievement, Joseph Fortuno was drifting through his time at Hercules High School in northern California with a 2.0 GPA, not seeing a purpose to his education. To his surprise, during his junior year, Joseph suddenly became homeless, sleeping on his friends' couches. More than ever, he needed the support of instructors and mentors to help him successfully complete his education and realize his full potential.

    Joseph's personal and academic transformation began with Hercules High's Academy of Hospitality and International Tourism instructor, Chef Lourdes Sampayo. Chef Sampayo introduced Joseph to the JA Company Program®, which changed Joseph's life. In JA Company Program, high school students create and operate their own business venture under the mentorship of a volunteer from the local business community. Joseph became part of a JA Company called Herban Movement.

    As part of its hospitality industry focus, Herban Movement created a cookbook-encyclopedia hybrid and a multipurpose bag that replaced now-illegal (in California) plastic grocery bags. As the company grew and the first edition of its cookbook sold out, its leaders realized that they had an obligation to increase Herban Movement's social responsibility. The company's officers and employees decided that 40 percent of its profits would be donated to charity.

    Demonstrating its success, Herban Movement was selected to compete at Junior Achievement USA's 2015 National Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., and was recognized with a national award for social innovation.

    Joseph was recently interviewed on PBS' American Graduate Day broadcast by ABC Nightline anchor and fellow Junior Achievement alumna Juju Chang. Now attending Cogswell College in San Jose, Joseph said, "I am excited to represent Junior Achievement and what they have helped me build for the last two years. I hope that this opportunity will inspire others in the way that Junior Achievement inspired me to create a successful future."

  • Rania Gadnis


    Rania Gadnis

    Teen JA Alumna Plans to Help Change the World

    When soft-spoken 14-year-old Rania Gadnis tells you she plans to be a neurosurgeon someday and also wants to create a group of international schools for poor women, you find yourself nodding and thinking, "I can see that happening."

    Rania's global perspective was nurtured by her parents, who are from India and Colombia. The family has worked on a variety of philanthropic and business-related efforts around the world. These experiences inspired Rania to create a charitable organization during her attendance at JA BizTown® Summer Camp, which she has attended twice.

    "My mom was looking for summer camps and came across JA BizTown," Rania says. "I thought it would be cool to learn how to run a business. My dream when I grow up is to create a school for girls in poor countries where they don't have schools, and also to have a clinic with it. Malala [Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate] is one of my idols."

    At JA BizTown, the volunteers helped Rania work through the details and suggested that she might want to form a nonprofit organization—a first for JA BizTown—and now a permanent part of the business simulation lab. Rania convinced other student-run businesses to contribute to her venture.

    Rania said the inspiration for her JA BizTown efforts came from her father, a business consultant. "My dad is doing a project in the Congo which also has a clinic attached to it," Rania said. "My dad is setting it up for them and after a few years, they're going to run it by themselves and create their own economy where they don't have one now."

    Rania believes that giving to others should be a natural part of life, and she's pleased that JA BizTown helped her share that message with others. "[JA BizTown] is really a good place because you learn about a lot of skills that you're going to use in life," Rania says. "But it's also really fun! You don't even realize that you're learning something."

  • Alden Brinkley


    Alden Brinkley

    JA Alumnus Pays Forward Life-Changing Lessons

    JA alumni often point to their JA experiences as turning points in their lives, but not many can tap into learning they have gained from 11 years of JA programs as a student and volunteer. Alden Brinkley participated in JA from second grade through high school. He has been a student in JA programs taught by his parents and has volunteered to teach JA programs at his alma mater, Columbia, South Carolina's Ballentine Elementary School.

    Alden points to JA as a catalyst for helping him create a plan for his future. In his case, he wants to become a doctor and own his own practice. As a student participating in JA Titan®, Alden was the CEO of his virtual company and learned how to adapt to quickly changing business conditions. During his volunteer experience teaching JA Our Community®, he helped Ballentine's second-graders learn how different jobs make communities successful.

    "Junior Achievement taught me how to be a leader, while also instilling the importance of listening to others' opinions," Alden said. "I have also learned about entrepreneurship and what it means to have the freedom to run a business."

    Alden is now a college freshman at The Citadel, majoring in Biology, on the path to achieving his dream of a career in medicine.

Junior Achievement USA

Visionary Profiles

  • JA Global Marketplace


    HSBC – North America Helps Students Join the JA Global Marketplace®

    The best collaborations start with a strong foundation—and the relationships between JA and its partners are no exception. In 1942, HSBC Bank USA, N.A. (HSBC) provided a $25 donation to JA of Chicago, and over the last 73 years, the relationship has blossomed into a multi-million-dollar partnership. Since 1996, HSBC has been providing JA Areas in the United States with volunteer and monetary support through its Volunteer Alliance, helping expand student access to Junior Achievement.

Building on this rich history, we are excited to announce the next phase of JA's and HSBC's collaboration. Junior Achievement USA is pleased to welcome HSBC as the new sponsor of JA Global Marketplace. The $2 million investment will support the re-creation of JA Global Marketplace to make the student experience more contemporary, providing young people with real-world experiences that duplicate the critical role they play in the global economy. Additionally, the HSBC gift will support select JA markets in bringing JA Global Marketplace to students in those communities.


Loren Klug, JA USA board member and HSBC USA Senior Executive Vice President, said, "HSBC's and JA's relationship has been enduring and successful because both organizations understand—and are prepared to help solve—the challenges facing today's youth as they prepare for the 'real world.'"

  • JA Personal





    Junior Achievement USA and American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) have collaborated to bring the world of responsible money management to teens in a fun and engaging way. Thanks to a $1.8 million sponsorship from AHFC, JA has redeveloped its JA Personal Finance program, which will help nearly half-a-million U.S. teens become more financially literate over the next four years.

    Additionally, JA and AHFC created a new online interactive quiz, www.financialtestdrive.org, to help teens learn about the financial responsibilities associated with vehicle ownership.

    JA Personal Finance helps high school students better understand and apply important financial concepts, such as the need to budget, invest and save; as well as the proper use of credit. JA Personal Finance now lives within JA's Learning Management System, using a blended-learning experience to harness the expertise of JA volunteers both in-classroom and using technology.

    "Junior Achievement's core values align very well with our own core values as a corporation—to enrich the social, economic and educational well-being of communities and society," explains David W. Paul, senior vice president, AHFC. "Buying a car is one of the first major financial decisions most of us make. We want to help the next generation become ready for the responsibilities of financing a car as well as establishing a firm financial foundation."

    See what teens and parents know about owning a car!

  • National Student
    Leadership Summit



    JA Convenes Top
    Teen Entrepreneurs
    in Nation's Capital


    Junior Achievement's National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS) is an annual competition that celebrates JA teen entrepreneurs' business skills, creativity, and innovation. This engaging event convenes 15 JA Company Program® start-ups in our nation's capital for three days of high-impact JA experiences, culminating in a gala awards dinner.

    Currently reaching more than 14,000 U.S. high school students who created nearly 700 start-up ventures, JA Company Program teens create and market a real enterprise—a product or service which fills an unmet consumer need—under the guidance of a volunteer from the local business community.

    This pinnacle event assesses student companies on the following: business performance; company commercial; team presentation to a panel of business leaders; team members' personal and professional development; and, the company's performance at an Entrepreneurship Expo on Capitol Hill. JA students participate in relevant activities that engaged them with leading business professionals, Members of Congress, and the best of Washington D.C.'s historic tourist attractions.

    This year, the 15 JA student teams were comprised of 67 teen entrepreneurs and represented 14 different Junior Achievement operations from across the United States. The NSLS winners were:
    JA Company of the Year, powered by The Hartford, were as follows:

    • First Place: CCA Today from JA of San Diego County
    • Second Place: YOUnique Frames from JA of Chicago
    • Third place: Timeless Creations from JA of East Central Ohio (Canton, OH)

    FedEx Access Award: uFusion from JA of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

    Microsoft Social Innovation Award: Herban Movement from JA of Northern California (San Francisco, CA)

    NYSE Best Financial Performance Award: Mustang Mail from JA of the Upper Midwest (Minneapolis, MN)


Junior Achievement USA

Share the American Dream

Junior Achievement's Transformation

Junior Achievement is revolutionizing its programs, infusing technology and blended learning into student experiences. This transformation is being made possible through the JA Education Gateway.

The JA Education Gateway is made possible by the support of our Share the American Dream partners—keep reading to learn more!


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Collaboration is one of the 21st century skills that JA students learn for success in the workforce. JA has been putting collaboration into action as the JA Education Gateway becomes a reality through our Share the American Dream Campaign.

Significant investments in Share the American Dream by JA of Georgia, JA of Southeast Texas, and their boards of directors are redefining stewarding resources to maximize impact. CrossKnowledge has generously donated the use of its Learning Management System to Junior Achievement for the next five years—one of the largest in-kind donations in our history.

The partners below have invested in our students through Share the American Dream. Learn more here!

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Junior Achievement USA


JA Students: +2.5%











JA Volunteers: +2.5%











JA Classes: +2%











JA Contact Hours: -4.25%










Decrease in year-over-year instructional contact hours reflects wider implementation of an 18-contact-hour model for JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown® in response to educators' requests for more flexibility in the delivery model for these programs. Prior to the 2014-15 school year, a 25-contact-hour and 26-contact-hour model (respectively) were the only implementation options for these two programs.
Junior Achievement USA

Why JA?

Young people face the challenge of preparing to compete in an increasingly complex global economy and they need our help. With proven programs delivered by 220,000 classroom mentors, Junior Achievement is providing young people with the real-world skills they want and need, like how to manage money, how to prepare for a career, and how to open and run a business.

See what our students, volunteers, teachers, alumni and board members say!

Junior Achievement USA


2014-2015 Corporate and Foundation Giving

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.*

HSBC Bank USA, N.A. and HSBC Holdings plc*

* Recognition for multi-year pledge

American Honda Finance Corporation*

KPMG Foundation*

* Recognition for multi-year pledge

Accenture LLP*


Capital One Financial Corporation

* Recognition for multi-year pledge



* Recognition for multi-year pledge



Microsoft Corporation


Taco Bell Foundation

* Recognition for multi-year pledge

Allstate Insurance Company and The Allstate Foundation

Cisco Systems, Inc.

El Pomar Foundation*

OneMain Financial / Citi Foundation*

UPS Foundation, Inc.


* Recognition for multi-year pledge

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation*

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.*

Chick-fil-A, Inc.

E*TRADE Financial

ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Fidelity Investments

ICE NYSE Foundation

MassMutual Financial Group

PMI Educational Foundation*

TD Ameritrade

* Recognition for multi-year pledge

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Ally Financial

Ernst & Young LLP



Gen Re Corporation

The Horace A. Moses Foundation

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC

Phillips 66

The Stiles-Nicholson Foundation

U.S. Bank

Alcatel-Lucent Foundation

America's Charities

Ameriprise Financial Employee Giving Campaign


Argo Turboserve Corporation

AT&T United Way Employee Giving Campaign

Bank of America Foundation

Bill Stroecker Foundation

California Community Foundation

Calvert Investments

CDW Corporation

Charitable Alliance of Retail & Restaurant Executives Foundation

Chatham Partners LLC

CIGNA Foundation

Comerica Bank

DeVry Inc.

DIRECTV Employee Giving Campaign

Discover Financial Services

EcoMedia - A CBS Company

Envestnet Asset Management, Inc.

Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP)

First Tech

Halliburton Company

Hill & Knowlton, Inc.

HMS Business Services Inc.


Kanter & Company

Kendall Family Foundation

Lewis Roca Rothgerber

Madison Performance Group

Maritz Research - Financial Services Group

MasterCard Technologies

McGladrey LLP

NRG Energy, Inc.

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

PNC Foundation

Porter Novelli


S. C. Johnson & Sons, Inc.

Sage North America

Salesforce Foundation

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

State Street Foundation, Inc.

The Columbus Foundation

The David B. Golub and Lisa Piazza Charitable Fund

The Dow Chemical Company Foundation

UnitedHealth Group Employee Giving Campaign

Versta Research

2014-2015 Individual Giving

Jim Gallogly

Catherine S. Brune

Evelyn Angelle

Karen & Frank Steininger

Timothy E. Baxter

Sandra Beach Lin

Rodney D. Bullard

James M. Carroll

John W. Davis

Michael Deniszczuk

Greg C. Garland

Deborah J. Kissire

Loren C. Klug

Diane & Jack Kosakowski

Larry A. Leva

Bruce Macklin

Paul E. McKnight

Julie A. Monaco

Helen C. Pekny

Jonas Prising

Robert W. Reeg

Lawrence W. Sidwell

Albert E. Suter

Richard A. Woods

Lynne Ford

James R. Hemak

Clyde D. Keaton

Denman K. McNear

Douglas D. Olson

Edward Rapp

Alan S. Armstrong

Pamela & Howard Bartner

Marilyn & Gary Blanchette

Carey Bongard

August A. Busch

Mary Catherine & Ed Desrosiers

Lisa & Scott Gillis

Maud C. Goldfield

Kevin Hamburger

Perry Hewitt

Randall Hicks

Kyle H. Hybl, Esq.

Christy & Gary Kunz

Jeanette & Ron Lee

Susan & Tat Luu

Leslie Pierce

Jeannine Reilly

Julie & Steve Schmidt

Gus A. Stavros

Buzzy Thibodeaux

Donna & Don Abdallah

Melanie & Sam Adams

Diana & Tim Armijo

Elena Bakhtina

Terri Bell

Diane Birkness

Roma Borland

Bradley Carlson

Daniel Cole

Lisa Connor

George Cousins

Jennifer Dallas

Jackie & Rick Dant

Alton Dawsey

Gina & Michael DeFlavia

Elaine & Alberto Del Toro

Debbie Denmark

Jody Fletcher

Curt Freeman

Mel Freier

Margaret Garcia

Tami & John Godsey

Laura Goodman

Tanya Holmes

Margaret Johnson

Wendy & Timothy King

David W. Krogh

David P. Kunstle

Stallworth Larson

Howard Levine

Gail & Bruce Luckett

Erin Martin

Lawrence Massey

Nancy & David McCarty

Jon Medved

Cassie Montoya

Kris & Garrett Ponciroli

Claudia & Andy Schenck

Jeanne-Mey Sun

Gerri & Dr. Joe Thomas

Val Thomas

Jeffrey Tomeny

Denise Truitt

Kevin Waterbury

Natalie & Clint Watts

Junior Achievement USA


2014-2015 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.


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

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

The J.B. Fuqua Foundation *

The Goizueta Foundation

Haslam Family Foundation- Halsam 3 Foundation

H. Wayne Sr. and Marti Huizenga

Dennis and Judy Jones

The Marcus Foundation

McGrath Family Foundation- Carlee and Laurie McGarth

Pamela and Leslie Muma

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

Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation

Estate of John Brooks Williams


The Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Clayton Family Foundation - Jim and Kay Clayton

GAR Foundation

8 Anonymous

Pamela and Leslie Muma

Scott Pranger

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation

The Bechtel Trusts

The Zeist Foundation

2 Anonymous

Blessey Charities

Mr. Terrell K. Crews

George S. and Delores Dore Eccles Foundation

Stanley C. Gault

James R. and Patricia Hemak

Carolyn and Louis Lucido

John A. McAlonan Fund of Akron Community Foundation

Nicholas Family Foundation

Esther B. O'Keeffe

Suzanne and Richard Pieper Family Foundation

Salah Foundation

3 Anonymous

Brian and Jean Addy

Brees Dream Foundation

Catherine S. Brune

Ambassador Sam Fox

Edward and Cathie Galante

Teddy Lee

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

The Miles Foundation

Harvey Najim

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

Yvonne and James Ziemer

5 Anonymous

Evelyn Angelle

James and Dorothy Baer Foundation

Shawn Barker

Paul and Cathy Boyer

David Carroll

William C. and Cheryl A. Coderre

Anne and Ted Crandall

The Irene E. and George A Davis Foundation

Sallie and Don Davis

Jim and Billie Ellis Foundation

Mary Alice Fortin Foundation

James L. Gallogly

Katherine and Thomas Hauske, Jr.

Dave and Kathy Hensch

Mike and Sue Jandernoa

PB & K Family Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Mary and Ted Kellner

John and Jennifer Kelly

William T. Kemper Charitable Trust

Jeff Lambert

Bruce G. Macklin

Laurie and Thomas McCarthy

Lori McGee in Memory of Liam McGee

Georga and Paul McGunnigle

Patricia and Daniel F. McKeithan

Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation

Gavin G. O'Connor

Kelly and Abhilash Patel

Poydras Street Investors

Karen and Joe Reinkemeyer

Solstice Foundation

Richard and Lesley Stone Family Foundation

Anna and Richard Teerlink

Dr. H.C. Anthony Viscogliosi

Taylor S. and Patti H. Abernathy Charitable Trust

Allison and Robby Adams

Ainar D. Aijala, Jr.

Marilyn and Donald Allan

Jeff Allen

Alan S. Armstrong

Philip S. Armstrong

Earl C. Austin

Armen Avanessians

Neda Barqawi

Manuel H. and Claire Barron

Steven Barry

Margaret and Harris Bass

Kevin Bastien

Timothy Baxter

Sandra Beach Lin

Matthew and Kristy Becker

Dennis Block

Patti "Bossert" Mellard, Key Staffing and Premier Employment Solutions

Craig Boyan

Niko Bringleson

Howard and Emily Bromberg Family Foundation

Joe and Dorothy Brown Foundation

Rodney D. Bullard

Kathryn and John Burke, Jr.

Margaret and Keith Burns

T. Randall Cain

Steven and Betsy Carlson

James M. Carroll

Bev and Don Chapman

B. Lynn Chastain

Beate and Christopher Chee

Philip T. Cofield

Kevin Coleman

Karen and Edward W. Cook III

Marty and Ted Couch

Couch Family Foundation

Colleen and Robert Cowen

Randy and Claudean Cox

Gregory Craig

Cross Charitable Foundation

Michele and Craig Cuffe

Bob Daniels and Family

Terri and Paul Danola

Susan and Russ Darrow

Tripp Davis

Lynn Hopton and Greg Davis

John W. Davis

Fred N. Davis III

Michael Deniszczuk

Doug and Maria DeVos

Richard and Helen DeVos

Steve Dolcemaschio

Ann and Dwight Duke

Marriner S. Eccles Foundation

Margaret Fechtmann

Ruth U. Fertel Foundation

Ann and Gary Fish

Sandra and Robert Flick

Lynne Ford

John and Mary Franklin Foundation

Drew Franz

Kathy and James Fuchs

Jim Gallogly

Charles P. Garcia

Greg C. Garland

Shelly and Tim Geske

Chris Giermek

The Glatfelter Family Foundation

Laura and Glenn Goodstein

Eugene A. and Suzanne H. Gorab

David B. Gold Foundation

Michael J. Grimaldi

Joyce Hank

Jeff Hansberry

Hunt Harris

Laura and Jack Harris

Lucille Scott Harris Fund of the Akron Community Foundation

Tom Hawkins

The Helis Foundation

The Amy Helpenstell Foundation

Kirsten Maas Helvey and Zachary Helvey

Kim Hendricks

Darice Henritz

Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation

Perry Hewitt

Sarah and David Hull

Kyle H. Hybl, Esq.

Thomas Iannacone

John and Kate Ives

Thomas A. and Mary S. James Foundation

William Janetschek

Alan Jay

H. Fisk Johnson, Ph.D.

Jeff Kammerer

Scott Karnas

Clyde D. Keaton

William T. Kemper Foundation

John and Nancy Kennedy

Steve and Allison Kinsley

Deborah J. Kissire

Loren C. Klug

Ann and Sean Kono

Diane and Jack Kosakowski

Gary J. Kozlowski

Jim and Mary Krzeminski

E.L. Kurth, Jr. Foundation

Eric Lane

Laura and Fred Lay

Kathy P. Lehne

Deborah Leone

Larry A. Leva

Shelly and Jeffrey Likosar

Sandra Beach Lin

Robert Lloyd

Elizabeth and Nicholas T. Long

Thomas Long

Lisa Hemmat Lupercio and Levi Lupercio

Bruce Macklin

Kate and Neil Malik

Ryan Mansour

Mary Vandenberg and Keith R. Mardak

Karen and Marshall Mathison

Neeta Patel and Dean Matthew

John B. McKibbon Fund

Paul E. McKnight

Vikki and Frank McMahon

John W. McMahon

Jamie Mills

Ronald and Karen Modreski

Julie A. Monaco

Harry C. Moores Foundation

Nasgovitz Family Foundation

Gary and Peg Novosad

Wayne C. Oldenburg

Douglas D. Olson

Tim O'Neill

Doris and Alan Orechwa

Vickie Anne Palmer

Kelly and Abhilash Patel

Helen Pekny in Memory of Frank Pekny

Jonas Prising

S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation

Ed Rapp

Kathi and Andrew Ratner

John and Pat Rayner

Robert W. Reeg

Jami Gertz and Tony Ressler

Suzanne Ricklin

H. John and Diane M. Riley

Linda Rimer

Leah and Brett Rodda

Peter C. Russel

Lola Salazaar

Crystal L.Sampson

Michael Saunders

Holly and Brad Schlossmann

Scott C. Schnuck

James and Bonnie Schwartzburg

Greg and Laura Schwerdt

Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation

Kay and Sam Sheth

Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation

Lawrence W. Sidwell

Gavin Simms

Thomas Slaight

Sorenson Impact Foundation

Sorenson Legacy Foundation

Mary and John Splude

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation

Thomas R. Statnick

Frank and Karen Steininger

Albert E. Suter

Sheryl and Joe Teague

TLL Temple Foundation

Texas Pioneer Foundation

Thompson Foundation

Carolyn and John Tipton

Gene Toombs

Paul and Tracey Van Hoof

Gary Verplank

L.J. Verplank

Gregory M. Vesey

Jim Victor

Tim and Lisa Walsh

Bill and Kristin Waters

Kelly and Raymond Wilson

Richard A. Woods

Robert and Heather Worthington

William Yerman

The Young Family Foundation

6 Anonymous

Junior Achievement 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
Junior Achievement USA and Junior Achievement of Arizona – Southern District

Howard and Sue Carver
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England

Sam Chechele
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

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
Junior Achievement USA

Adam and Deborah Dingwall
Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan

Dr. George R. Dunbar*
Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut

Emily Duty
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

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
Junior Achievement USA 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
Junior Achievement USA

Pamela J. George
Junior Achievement USA

Eugene A. Gorab
Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut

Dr. Michael and Diane Grossi
Junior Achievement USA and Junior Achievement of Rhode Island

Dave and Kathy Hensch
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

Gary* and Linda Hickman
Junior Achievement of Southern California

Harold P. Higgins
Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Diane M. Holmquist
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England

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
Junior Achievement USA

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

Pamela and Leslie Muma
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

Debra Stinton Othitis
Junior Achievement USA

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
Junior Achievement USA 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

Kris and Garrett Ponciroli
Junior Achievement USA and Junior Achievement of Chicago

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
Junior Achievement USA 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

Alex Sink
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

Wayne and Mary* Smith
Junior Achievement USA

Barbara Stein
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

Frank G. Stryganek
Junior Achievement USA

Judith Stimson
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

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
Junior Achievement USA

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

* Deceased

Founding Member

The 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:




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



U.S. Bancorp

Walt Disney World

Wells Fargo

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Broward College

Caterpillar Inc.


LyondellBasell Industries

Regions Bank


SunTrust Banks, Inc.

University of Central Florida


Woodforest National Bank

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 and Sam's Club

Junior Achievement USA

Financial Statements


Junior Achievement USA's 2015 Financial Statements

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. As of June 30, 2015, JA reaches more than 4.5 million students per year in 116 markets across the United States.


Click here to view JA USA's audited financial statements.

Junior Achievement USA

Board Members

Mr. Asheesh Advani (Ex Officio)
President and Chief Executive Officer
JA Worldwide®
Mr. Ainar D. Aijala, Jr.
Chief Global Corporate Development Officer
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Ms. Evelyn Angelle - Treasurer
Mr. Alan S. Armstrong
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Williams Companies
Mr. Timothy Baxter
President and Chief Operating Officer
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Ms. Sandra Beach Lin
Board Member
American Electric Power
Ms. Catherine S. Brune - Board Chair
President – Eastern Territory (Retired)
Allstate Insurance Company
Mr. Rodney D. Bullard
Vice President of Community Affairs and Executive Director
Chick-fil-A Foundation
Mr. T. Randall Cain
Vice Chair & Southwest Region Managing Partner
Ernst & Young LLP
Mr. James M. Carroll
Global Managing Director Government Relations
Mr. Tripp Davis
Midwest Region and Greater Chicago Market Advisory Leader
Ms. Lynne Ford
Executive Vice President – Distribution & Marketing
Calvert Investments, Inc.
Mr. Charles Garcia
Chief Executive Officer
Association of Latino Professionals for America
Mr. Jeff Hansberry
Evolution Fresh
Ms. Perry Hewitt
Chief Digital Officer
Harvard Public Affairs and Communications – Office of Digital Strategy
Mr. Kyle H. Hybl, Esq. - Secretary
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 (Retired)
Ernst & Young LLP
Mr. Loren C. Klug
Executive Vice President
Head of Strategy and Planning and Chief of Staff to HNAH
Mr. Jack E. Kosakowski (Ex Officio)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Junior Achievement USA®
Mr. Larry Leva
Global Vice Chairman – Quality, Risk, and Regulatory 
Robert Lloyd
Hyperloop Technologies Inc.
Mr. Paul E. McKnight
Senior Vice President - Organization Planning (Retired)
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. 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


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
Sharon Lents
Vice President – Field Program Services
Jackie Dant
Vice President – Operations
Susan Luu
Senior Vice President – Business Improvement
Deborah Denmark
Vice President – Conference and Event Planning
Leslie Pierce
Senior Vice President – Talent and Organization Development
MC Desrosiers
Vice President – Learning, Innovation and Strategy
Kris Ponciroli
Vice President – Donor Relations and Development Services
Lisa Frye
Vice President – Employment and Employee Relations
Jeannine Reilly
Vice President – Educational Delivery & Technology Solutions
Lisa Gillis, M.A.
Chief Academic Officer
Andy Schenck
Curator – Entrepreneurship Experiences
Rick Granbois
Vice President – Benefits & Compensation
Steve Schmidt
Senior Vice President – Operations
Ed Grocholski
Senior Vice President – Brand
Joe Thomas, Ph.D.
Vice President – Evaluation and Research