ANNUAL REPORT 2016
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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT-ROCKY MOUNTAIN (JA)
is getting disruptive.
And we mean that in the best possible way. We’re shaking things up, setting new records for student outreach, demonstrating our long-term impact, and challenging young people to dream bigger and reach higher. Being disruptive is often viewed as adverse; the word’s Latin root is disrumpere, which means “to break apart.” So, naturally we think about breaking someone’s concentration, breaking a glass, or breaking apart a system. But there is a great deal of good that comes from “breaking apart”; we break bread and we break tired routines, we break up soil to plant seeds, and bird eggs break apart to release new life. We’d argue disruption is necessary and constructive and we’re proud that it’s at the core of what JA does every day. Through mentor-led learning experiences, coupled with an amazing network of educators, volunteers and supporters, we immerse students
Robin Wise President & CEO Junior Achievement
in disruptive, real-world experiences that challenge low expectations, push comfort zones and awaken possibilities. And our disruption is working. A growing number of school partners recognize JA as a vital resource when it comes to meeting K-12 Personal Financial Literacy standards. We fill a critical gap by providing realworld business volunteers who reach students through hands-on experiential learning. And we do it all at no cost to schools. What’s more – as evidenced by third-party research – we’re doing it really well. • JA alumni start businesses at a rate 2½ times higher than the general population • JA alumni earn 20% more than the general population and are more likely to be better off than their parents • 75% of JA alumni have a positive view of the American economic system • JA alumni are 30% more likely to have a 4-year degree than the general population So, please, we invite you to journey through the pages of this report to see just how powerful and impactful disruption can be.
Steve Kinsley President Kinsley Meetings Chair JA Board of Directors
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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT (JA) IMMERSES STUDENTS IN DISRUPTIVE, REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES, CHALLENGING THEIR ASSUMPTIONS THROUGH MENTOR-LED APPLIED LEARNING EXPERIENCES COUPLED WITH AN UNMATCHED NETWORK OF EDUCATORS, VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS. Students who participate in JA start companies at higher rates than their peers.
Students who participate in JA secure employment at higher rates than their peers.
JA students know how to:
JA students know how to:
> Leverage resources to start a business
> Demonstrate communication, critical thinking,
> Operate a business
collaboration and innovative problem solving skills
> Balance risk vs. reward
> Exhibit professional behavior and a strong work ethic
> Increase revenue and manage expenses
> Act ethically and with integrity
to maximize profit > Think critically, solve problems and overcome challenges
Students who participate in JA incur less debt than their peers. JA students know how to: > Create and manage a realistic budget > Improve their credit score
> Apply their skills, talents and traits to high demand jobs
Students who participate in JA are more optimistic about achieving future success. JA students: > Pursue educational goals to achieve their career aspirations > Finish school â€“ 93% of JA alumni have graduated high school
> Utilize credit and debt appropriately
> Feel less entitled and more self-motivated
> Save to achieve lifelong goals
> Take control of their financial futures
The results presented in this report are based on internal data collection and analysis by an external evaluation firm, QREM, LLC.
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2015/16 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
JA’s programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate
I utilize JA because it helps students make the connection between the classroom and real life and prepares them for their futures. Offering JA to
wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs that make their communities more robust,
my students is an essential part of
and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into
action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
– Jamey DeWitt, Longmont High School Teacher
JA’s unique approach enables volunteers from the community to implement our curricula while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, our classroom volunteers transform key concepts into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can earn their economic success.
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Elementary School Programs JA Ourselves (Kindergarten) JA Our Families (1st Grade) JA Our Community (2nd Grade)
Elementary School Programs
JA Our City (3rd Grade)
JA’s elementary school programs teach kindergarten through fifth-grade students basic
JA Our Region (4th Grade) presented by Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
business and economics concepts through fun, interactive activities that also demonstrate how important education is to future success. The sequential activities build on each other and prepare students for secondary school and lifelong learning. Middle School Programs
JA Our Nation (5th Grade) presented by the Xcel Energy Foundation JA More Than Money (3rd-5th Grades)
Middle School Programs JA Economics for Success JA Going Global presented by Comcast
JA’s middle school programs build on concepts the students learned in elementary school
JA It’s My Business
and help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and
JA It’s My Future
professional future. The programs supplement standard social studies curricula and help students develop communication skills that are essential to success in the business world.
JA Start it Up
High School Programs JA Be Entrepreneurial
High School Programs
JA Capitalism with a Conscience presented by FirstBank
JA’s high school programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their
JA Career Success presented by Suncor Energy
future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the workforce. Volunteers bring real-life work experience and guidance into the classroom at a time that represents an essential crossroads for young people.
JA Company Program JA Economics JA Exploring Economics JA Going Global presented by Comcast JA Job Shadow JA Personal Finance
OF JA ALUMNI HAVE A POSITIVE VIEW OF THE % AMERICAN ECONOMIC SYSTEM
JA Real Jobs in Colorado JA Take Stock in Your Future presented by Empower Retirement & Charles Schwab JA Titan
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JA BUSINESS WEEK JA Business Week, presented by Arrow Electronics and hosted by Johnson & Wales University, is an intensive week-long boot camp on business and entrepreneurship. Attending
JA Business Week was the best experience of my life. It gave kids like me the opportunity to reach a future greater than ourselves. I learned
high school students are immersed in project-based learning that culminates with a “Shark-Tank”-
things that will help me create my
style competition at the end of the week.
JA Business Week Sponsors
-Daniel Rivera, JA Business Week student
Presenting Sponsor Arrow Electronics
Etiquette Dinner and Mocktails Sponsors First Western Financial
Project Sponsors Otter Products, OtterCares Foundation Smoke Colorado Craft Barbecue
The Curtis Sage Hospitality Student Scholarships
Host Sponsor Johnson & Wales University
Edward Madigan Foundation
Rollie R. Kelley Family Fund of the Denver Foundation
Thomas and Beatrice Taplin Fund of the Denver Foundation
Program and Workshop Sponsors Accenture Bow River Capital Hanover Insurance Group Microsoft Sage Hospitality Safeway
1/2 2HIGHER X
In-kind Sponsors AT&T The Curtis Emergenetics Pepsi Beverages Company Safeway Staples
RATE AT WHICH JA ALUMNI START BUSINESSES COMPARED TO THE GENERAL POPULATION
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JA FINANCE PARK JA Finance Park, presented by Empower Retirement, helps students build a foundation upon which they can make intelligent financial decisions that last a lifetime, including decisions related to income, expenses, savings, and credit. The experience begins in the classroom with an in-depth curriculum that culminates in a day at the park. During their visit to JA Finance Park, students become an adult for the day and immerse themselves in a reality-based decision-making process addressing aspects of personal budgeting. JA also offers an online version of the program. During the 2015/16 school year, JA reached 20,291 middle and high school students from 151 schools through JA Finance Park. The
20% MORE THAN
JA ALUMNI EARN THE GENERAL POPULATION AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE BETTER OFF THAN THEIR PARENTS JA Finance Park Sponsors Presenting Sponsor Empower Retirement Store, Kiosk and Signature Sponsors Allstate Foundation ALPS, A DST Company American Furniture Warehouse
program is offered at no cost to students or schools thanks to the
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
support of volunteers and sponsors.
Colorado Federal Savings Bank
Snowboard Bench Sponsors Shawn Barker Deloitte Kinsley Meetings Gary Lutz & Margaret Johnson Pepsi Beverages Company Justin Prochnow & Family Sandy & Leslie Rothe
Colorado REALTOR® Foundation
Students report that JA Finance Park encourages them to change
The Wise Guys – Steve, Robin, Jeff, Adam and Marc
Community First Foundation
Bill & Kristin Waters
their spending habits and to not live beyond their means. Nearly
Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
Rick & Melissa Westerman
two thirds of high school students found their experience made
them more confident in planning for their financial future. JA Finance
Johnson & Wales University
Park also improved students’ attitudes toward work and education, particularly among low-income students.
Their attitudes about
King Soopers Nelnet Education Planning and Financing
career development, education, confidence and leadership increased
dramatically compared to their higher income peers.
Papa John’s Pizza SM Energy Company
Students tell me that it’s challenging and mostly fun at the same time, but really appreciate learning what it’s like to be an adult. They have a newfound appreciation for what their parents go through day to day. -Sharleen Piotraschke, Weld Central High School Teacher
Pepsi Beverages Company The Colorado Trust Denver Toyota Dealers Association U.S. Bank Wells Fargo Bank Western Union Xcel Energy Young Americans Bank
Student Sponsors Bohemian Foundation Businessolver Commerce Bankshares Foundation Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Jared Polis Foundation Fund Hainline Family Foundation J.K. Mullen Foundation KeyBank Ronald McDonald House Charities
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JA STOCK MARKET CHALLENGE The JA Stock Market Challenge is a live stock market simulation game, featuring teams of high school students who compete to see who can grow their initial $500,000 investment into the largest net worth “mock” stock portfolio. Students apply what they learn in the JA Take geopolitical events, and market sentiment, all against the backdrop of competing with their peers. The challenge offers a taste of what it’s like to build a portfolio, manage risk, and experience its performance in a compressed period of time. The fall semester event, presented by Empower Retirement, was attended by more than 1,500 students from 40 Colorado high schools. The first-ever spring JA Stock Market Challenge, presented by Charles Schwab, hosted an additional 1,000 students from 33 area high schools.
Junior Achievement allowed me to experience so many things, and it opened my eyes to what we can do to change the world. – Aspen Marie Fabrizio, JA Inspiration Scholarship Recipient
The JA Stock Market Challenge is offered to schools at no cost thanks to funds raised at a corporate version of the event.
JA INSPIRATION SCHOLARSHIPS JA Inspiration Scholarships are awarded to JA students who embody the JA spirit and show great promise. Since the program’s inception, JA has awarded more than $408,000 to 73 students. During a reception at the Denver Country Club, JA announced the 2016 JA Inspiration Scholarship recipients.
JA awarded four-year scholarships to: > Jacques Boeke, Boulder High School Graduate Attending Colorado State University > Aspen Marie Fabrizio, Monarch High School Graduate Attending University of Washington
> Peter Leonard, Mountain Vista High School Graduate Attending College of William and Mary > Mustafa Mobarez, DSST: Green Valley Ranch Graduate Attending University of Colorado Boulder
Stock in Your Future classroom lessons about individual equities, the impact of the economy,
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JA HOSTS SEVERAL SIGNATURE EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO RAISE MONEY TO SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMMING, AS WELL AS TO INTRODUCE AND ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY IN OUR EDUCATIONAL WORK.
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COLORADO BUSINESS HALL OF FAME The Colorado Business Hall of Fame, underwritten by UMB Bank, is jointly hosted by Junior Achievement and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce to recognize the efforts of outstanding Colorado business and civic leaders. This black-tie dinner highlights the accomplishments of some of our stateâ€™s most intrepid business leaders and visionaries, honoring their lasting contributions to our community and promotes the importance and value of the free enterprise system. Laureates are selected for their enduring and innovative professional contributions to Colorado, as well as the inspirational and ethical manner in which they conduct - or conducted - business. In addition to reflecting upon the accomplished professional lives of these individuals, the Colorado Business Hall of Fame honors their significant philanthropic contributions to civic and community organizations that build our stateâ€™s vitality.
2016 COLORADO BUSINESS HALL OF FAME LAUREATES > Ellie and George Caulkins > Anne Evans > The Fulenwider Family > Enos Mills and F.O. Stanley > Larry A. Mizel > Ron Williams
The 2016 Colorado Business Hall of Fame raised $543,000 to support the missions of Junior Achievement and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Colorado Business Hall of Fame Sponsors UMB Bank (Underwriting Sponsor) ColoradoBiz Magazine Comcast Empower Retirement Fidelity Investments Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center IMA Financial Lockton Companies
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JA BOWL-A-THON This year’s JA Bowl-A-Thon raised $1,100,869. Thanks to the amazing support of more than 5,000 participants and 100 companies, 100% of the proceeds from the JA Bowl-A-Thon support JA programs. JA Bowl-A-Thon Sponsors AMF
Sports Shares/Suite Hop
JA STOCK MARKET CHALLENGE The corporate version of the JA Stock Market Challenge, presented by Empower Retirement and sponsored by Husch Blackwell, raised $210,000 and engaged more than 300 adults in competing for the highest net worth and highest portfolio growth. Proceeds from the corporate event enabled 40 area high schools to participate in the student version of the JA Stock Market Challenge at no cost.
GOLF CLASSIC The Bank of America Junior Achievement Golf Classic, presented by RE/MAX, LLC, was held at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia. This premier event included a pre-tournament dinner and silent auction at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House underwritten by Zayo. This year’s tournament raised $405,000, which enabled JA to reach more than 10,100 students during the 2015/16 school year.
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Special Event Net Revenue $994,980
Corporate Donations $1,694,156
Foundation Donations $507,271
REVENUE, GAINS & OTHER SUPPORT
Individual Donations $466,431
In-Kind Contributions $216,965
Other Revenue $200,962
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FINANCIALS 82% Program Expenses $3,339,135
9% Fundraising $358,495
6% General and Administrative $228,377
3% Building Operations $138,833
NET ASSETS $3,959,344
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DONORS $100K+ Anschutz Foundation AT&T/DIRECTV Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Comcast Daniels Fund Empower Retirement FirstBank Johnson & Wales University Prologis Western Union
$75K+ Anadarko Petroleum Corporation UMB Bank
$50K+ Adolph Coors Foundation Arrow Electronics Ball Corporation Liniger Family Foundation of the Denver Foundation MassMutual Financial Group Nelnet Education Planning and Financing Noble Energy SM Energy
$20K+ Accenture Brian & Jean Addy Allstate Foundation American Furniture Warehouse Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Shawn & Jennifer Barker Colorado State Bank & Trust DaVita Deloitte Denver Toyota Dealers Association Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. EY Fidelity Investments
Cal Fulenwider HomeAdvisor Husch Blackwell Jackson National Life Insurance Company JE Dunn Construction KeyBank Land Title Guarantee Company Liberty Media Lockton Companies PB & K Family Foundation Pepsi Beverages Company PwC Smashburger Solstice Foundation Staples State Farm Insurance TCF Bank The Williams Family Fund of the Denver Foundation TIAA Transamerica Corporation U.S. Bank Wells Fargo Bank Xcel Energy Foundation
$10K+ Jeff Allen & Libby Anschutz Alpine Banks of Colorado ALPS, A DST Company AMG National Trust Bank Edward & Michele Balcerzak Bank of the West BBVA Compass Bohemian Foundation Bridgepoint Education Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck Businessolver Eleanor Caulkins CenturyLink Cigna Colorado Federal Savings Bank Colorado REALTOR® Foundation Colorado Trust Community First Foundation
Confluence Companies David Depoy Dorsey & Whitney LLP Edward Madigan Foundation First Western Financial, Inc. Flood & Peterson Insurance Henry & Lorie Gordon Grant Thornton Greenberg Traurig, LLP Hein & Associates Darice Henritze IMA Financial Group John & Kate Ives Jonah Energy LLC Kettering Family Foundation King Soopers Kinsley Meetings Steven & Allison Kinsley Kohl’s KPMG Lockheed Martin Space Systems Landis & Sharon Martin MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation Myron “Micky” & Louann Miller Newmont Mining Company Officescapes Papa John’s Pizza Sandy & Leslie Rothe Schrader Oil Company Steve & Susie Schrader Southwest Airlines Suncor Energy TeleTech The Center for Relationship Education Thomas & Beatrice Taplin Fund of the Denver Foundation Travelers Insurance Company Ultra Petroleum University of Denver Jim & Judy Vaughn Vectra Bank Tim & Lisa Walsh Zayo Group
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$5K+ Anton Collins Mitchell LLP Aramark Barnes & Noble, Inc. Boettcher Foundation Bow River Capital Partners Brinkman Constructors Mark Carleton Chick-fil-A Bob Clark Colorado Concern Colorado Health Foundation Commerce Bankshares Foundation Community Foundation Greeley & Weld County ConocoPhillips Company Lori Davis Steve & Kim Davis Denver Outlaws Edgemark Development, LLC EKS&H Emergenetics EZE Foundation First National Denver John Jr. & Andi Freyer David Gang GE Johnson General Electric Hanover Insurance Group Hartford Ryan Helmer Hensel Phelps Inspirato Kevin Kelley Kenney Group Kinder Morgan Foundation Koelbel & Co. Le Peep Restaurants Linx Matt & Aileen McConnell MetLife Ed & Wendy Nekritz Oakwood Homes OppenheimerFunds, Inc. OtterCares Foundation
Tom Petrie Robinson Waters & Oâ€™Dorisio Rocky Mountain Prestress Rollie R. Kelley Family Fund of the Denver Foundation J. Kevin Sachs Safeway Sage Hospitality Resources LLC Schlessman Family Foundation Sports Authority Paul Thompson Aaron Todd United Way - Eagle River Valley University of Denver - Daniels College of Business UPS Waterway-Colorado, Inc. Wyoming Community Foundation Xilinx Educational Ecosystem
$1K+ AIMCO Properties Air Comfort, Inc. Air Methods Corporation Allstate Chris Altomari Frank Ambrose AMD Edward Anderson Greg Anton Armstrong Family Foundation Arrow Insurance Autrey Foundation Raymond Baker Ballyneal Bank of Colorado Dennis Barrett Benson Mineral Group Barry Berlin BKD, LLP Black Roofing Sheryl Bollinger Brinkman Partners Broadmoor Tim Brossart
Burg Simpson Mike Burns C Lazy U Ranch Cannon Land Company Carver Family Foundation John Casper Centennial Bank and Trust Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker Childrenâ€™s Hospital Colorado Cisco City of Aurora, CO Kent Clark CoBiz Financial Colorado Credit Union Colorado Hardscapes Colorado Prima Colorado State University Commercial Metals Company Community Banks of Colorado Rebecca Cordes Cosner Financial Group LLC Steven Crawford Credit Union of Colorado Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado Carrie Damon Richard Daniele Angela Davidson Douglas & Mimi Dell Denver Advisory Board Denver International Airport Denver Police Department Denver Rotary Club Foundation Denver Security Traders Association Destination Hotels DeVry University DRM Real Estate Consultants Eide Bailly LLP El Pomar Foundation ENCORE Electric ENT Federal Credit Union Doug & Cynthia Evans Al & Jessica Fialkovich Josh & Beth Finke
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DONORS $1K+ (continued) Richard & Cathey Finlon First National Bank Forest City Stapleton Darrin Foster Frederic C. Hamilton Family Foundation Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Laura Frei Fries Enterprises LLLP Allan Fries Matthew Fries Frito-Lay Frost Creek John Fuller Gallagher Family Foundation Gallegos Corporation Gardâ€™N Wise Sam Gary Gen Re Travis & Jennifer Gillmore Robert Gordon Patrick Grant Greiner Electric Todd Grover H. M. Brown & Associates Lucille Hahn Hainline Family Foundation Steve Hamline Christopher Harr Anne Harrill Larry Hauserman Lester Hendrickson Henry Wurst Family Foundation Barry Hirschfeld Holland & Hart Holsinger Drywall, Inc. Honnen Equipment Hotel Del Coronado IHS Insperity Intermountain Rural Electric Association Bill & Ann Iwata Jayâ€™s Valet Jorgensen Construction
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Kaiser Permanente Health Foundation Lawrence Kendall Elizabeth King Kiwanis Club of the Rockies Kong Company Robin Krakowsky LDM Global Level 3 Communications LLC Lewis D. & John J. Gilbert Foundation Liberty Oilfield Services Linhart Public Relations, LLP Gerald & Sharon Linhart Longmont Community Foundation Ludvik Electric Kathleen Lutito Gary & Margaret Lutz Lynn Cunningham Appliance Manpower Dave Markham Rafael Martinez-Chapman MasTec Maximum Painting Charles McDaniel McKinsey & Company Merit Electric Metro Express Car Wash Microsoft MidFirst Bank Scott Miller Minor & Brown Mortenson Matt Most National Western Stock Show Nestle Purina New York Life Occasions Catering Randall & Pam Onstead Ann Osterheldt Panasonic Partner Colorado Credit Union James Perry Nancy Petry PFS Insurance Phelps-Tointon, Inc.
Piersons Concrete Construction Pinnacol Assurance PLM Asphalt PLS Mechanical Justin Prochnow Pulte Mortgage Wade Pursell Quality Community Foundation Mark Reilly Margaret Reisher Remey Family Fund Donald Remey Richey May & Co. Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Robert Half Robinson Management LLC Jon Robinson Rocky Mountain Red & White LLC Rodelle, Inc. Jodi Rolland Root Sports Christopher Ruff Barbara Rumsey Katrina Salem Salesforce Sanctuary Golf Course Diane Schneider Scoma Foundation Linda Scott Mike Shand Shea Homes Silicon Valley Bank SilverEdge Viatcheslav Skroznikov Soukup Bush & Assoc. Sports Shares St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Nicole Staudinger Stonebridge Companies Kathy Strandberg Strata Resources Stratagem Summit Foundation TD Ameritrade The Challenge Foundation
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The Sebastian - Vail Don & Sue Thomas Tointon Family Foundation Jose Torres Transworld Business Advisors U.S. Engineering UBS Financial Services Union Colony Protective Services Universal Forest Products University of Colorado Medical University of Colorado Health Ellen Valde Virtuoso Sourcing Group, LLC Vital for Colorado Caren Voeller Weld County Garage Kevin Wessel Rick & Melissa Westerman Western Metals Recycling Western Paper Western States Fire Protection Co. Harris & Virginia White Jim Wilson Eric Wolf Woodward Inc. Cleve & Danielle Wortham XO Communications
$500+ ARS Companies Andrew Bailey Vickie Bajtelsmit Branded Cities Network Brook Trout Telecom Broomfield Community Foundation Jeff Busch CFO Systems Cherry Creek Shopping Center Ralph Christie Cliff Bar Concrete Frame Assoc. Lee & Kristen Cord D & E Steele Services
William Dahlquist DCP Midstream Dellenbach Motor DoubleTree by Hilton Empire Electric, Inc. Robert Everitt Expert Floor Covering Allison Farish Floorz, LLC Brian Florey Fogo de Chao Holdings Four Seasons Hotel Denver Freedom Environmental Consultants, Inc. Jean Galloway Gart Properties, LLC John Gart Marvin Gart Kennith Gooden Great Western Bank Jacqueline Griffin H&M Cohen Family LLLP Harmonic Media Hogan Lovells US LLP Dennis Humphries Hyde Park i2 Construction John Baldwin IT LLC Alan Kessock Wesley & Tanya King Dave & Bridget Kornder Dennis Kyle Gary & Constance Levine Brittany Lloyd Kevin Manzo Masters Flooring David Mays Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch Harriet McConnell MillerCoors Molly’s of Denver Thomas Morrill Gregg Moss MTech NBH Food & Agribusiness Banking Lisa Neal-Graves
Sean Nohavec Odell Brewing Company Canton O’Donnell Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn Ann Padilla Palmetto Partners Park Plus Inc. Place Setting Company LLC William Plummer Giles Poulson Quiat Companies Ricki Rest Annette Richter Daniel Ritchie Caroline Rodawig RubinBrown Charitable Foundation Kyle Schrader Doug Seserman Gretchen & Dale Shaffer Sheraton Steamboat Springs Southwest Concrete Pumping, Inc. Summit Entertainment Team Old Guys Ron Tilton Sarad Tomlinson Trihydro Corporation Uncorked Kitchen United Way - Larimer County United Way - Routt County Jeffrey Vogt Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Alana Watkins Westin St. Francis Workplace Resource Workzone Traffic Control Dustin Zubke
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JA FREE ENTERPRISE SOCIETY MEMBERS
TOP COMPANY VOLUNTEER PROVIDERS
JA Free Enterprise Society members demonstrate outstanding
More than 140 companies partnered with JA to provide volunteer
support in helping JA accomplish its mission of inspiring and
support during the 2015/16 school year. We would like to specifically
preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.
recognize our top ten company volunteer providers. Volunteers from these companies had 1,147 volunteer experiences during the
Brian & Jean Addy
Sandy & Leslie Rothe
Jeff Allen & Libby Anschutz
Steve & Susie Schrader
Ed & Michele Balcerzak
The Solstice Foundation
Shawn & Jennifer Barker
The Williams Family Fund of the Denver Foundation
Thomas and Beatrice Taplin Fund of the Denver Foundation
Nelnet Education Planning and Financing
Jim & Judy Vaughn
Tim & Lisa Walsh
Mark Carleton Henry & Lorie Gordon Darice Henritze John & Kate Ives Steven & Allison Kinsley
2015/16 school year.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Kaiser Permanente U.S. Bank Transamerica
PB & K Family Foundation
JA HERITAGE SOCIETY MEMBERS
JA COLLEGE CONNECT
The JA Heritage Society is a group of supporters who have chosen
Through the JA College Connect program, presented by TIAA, we
to include JA in their estate planning through such instruments as
engage college students as JA volunteers through service learning
bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts and life insurance.
projects. Last year, we partnered with 13 universities to bring 890 college volunteers to more than 11,750 elementary and middle school
Doug & Cynthia Evans
students. Following are our top three JA College Connect partners.
Matt & Aileen McConnell Sandy & Leslie Rothe
University of Colorado Denver
Mark & Kristi Shaffer
Johnson & Wales University
University of Denver
Jim & Judy Vaughn Steve & Robin Wise
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JA APPLE SOCIETY The JA Apple Society was created to thank and recognize our amazing
classroom volunteers for their dedication to JAâ€™s mission. This exclusive
recognition is earned through a steadfast commitment to engaging with
students multiple times a year. Volunteers receive a special gift after reaching
250, 500, 750, 1,000 and 1,500 students. During the 2015/16 school year,
73 new members were inducted into the JA Apple Society. To date, 14
enthusiastic volunteers have each shared their time and talent presenting
JA programs to 1,500 or more students.
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