Dreams are worth the investment.

Who supports JA? Supporters range in size from large, national corporations to local small businesses. But they all share the common goal of assisting JA in providing innovative programs that build America’s global competitiveness by inspiring youth to achieve the American Dream.

Supporting JA is one business decision you’ll never regret. Whether your company signs on to provide classroom volunteers or to sponsor an event, you’re making a solid investment in the next generation of Colorado workers. Our generous supporters are vital in allowing us to inspire the next generation of business leaders at no cost to students or schools.

Following are some of Junior Achievement’s key partners. If you have questions or would like to discuss partnership opportunities, contact Kristi Shaffer at 303-628-7365.

Volunteer Providers

Top Volunteer Providers
We would like to specifically recognize our top company volunteer providers. Combined, these organizations provided more than 932 volunteers during the 2016/17 school year. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, JA programs are provided at no cost to students or schools.

Otterbox
FirstBank
AT&T
Charles Schwab
Anadarko
Wells Fargo
Nelnet/5280 Solutions
Kaiser Permanente
Bank of the West
Bank of America / Merrill Lynch

JA Apple Society
The JA Apple Society was created to thank and recognize our amazing classroom volunteers for their dedication to JA’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. There are currently 831 members of JA Apple Society. To date, 16 enthusiastic volunteers have each shared their time and talent presenting JA programs to 1,500 or more students.

Joe Acker
Tanya Apel
Cindy Baroway
Gail Daughterty
Thomas Durkin
Gary Fox
Megan Kuhnen
Hermann Li
Julie McLean
Paul Natale
Kevin “Pat” Reinsbach
Elizabeth Shoeman
Laurie Thomsen
Ken Tiedeman
Ron Weil
Susan Zapata

Financial Supporters

JA Bowl-A-Thon Sponsors
JA Bowl-A-Thon is JA’s largest fundraising event of the year. Following are the JA Bowl-A-Thon Sponsors for the 2016/17 school year.

Metro Denver JA Bowl-A-Thon Sponsors
Home Advisor
McDonalds
Smashburger
Southwest Airlines
Waterway Carwash

Northern Colorado JA Bowl-A-Thon Sponsors
Bullseye Testing
Cutting Edge Cabs
Earth Engineering Consultants
EKS&H
Energes Services
Flood and Peterson Insurance
Front Range Roofing Systems
Lightfield Enterprises
Lind’s Plumbing & Heating
Lynn Cunningham Appliance
Maximum Painting
MTech Mechanical
Rapid Fire Protection
Select Roofing Contractors
Tasman Geosciences

Steamboat Springs JA Bowl-A-thon Sponsors
Alpine Bank
Roger Ashton
Paul & Chresta Brinkman
Citywide Banks
Colorado Group Realty
Creekside Cafe and Grill
Cugino’s
LDM Global
Schrader Propane
Steamboat Ski Town Lions
Steamboat Sotheby’s
Steamboat Specialties
Young Professionals Network

Vail Valley JA Bowl-A-Thon Sponsors
Alpine Bank
ANB Bank
Centennial Bank and Trust
Edward Jones
FirstBank
Gallegos
Land Title Guarantee Company
U.S. Bank
Vail Resorts

JA Business Week Sponsors
The 2018 JA Business Week sponsors listed below made substantial contributions enabling Junior Achievement to deliver this one-of-a-kind summer program that lets high school students experience the business world, develop leadership skills and focus on the future.

Additional Sponsors:
Bank SNB
Collegiate Peaks Bank
Considine Family Foundation
MDC Richmond
PEAK Foundation
Saunders Construction
Schlessman Family Foundation
Solstice Foundation
Rollie R. Kelly Family Foundation
Thomas and Bea Taplin Fund

In-Kind Support Provided By:
AT&T
Pepsi Beverages Company
Staples

JA Finance Park Sponsors
Our supporters are passionate about their involvement with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. Because of their generosity, we’re able to give thousands of students the tools to become financially literate, workforce ready and personify an entrepreneurial spirit. Each sponsor and partner continues to make a positive impact, helping both their employees and their communities connect with students across Metro Denver and northern Colorado. The operation of JA Finance Park is made possible through the generous support of numerous local companies and foundations. We salute all of our corporate partners with our heartfelt thanks. Several JA Finance Park sponsorship and naming opportunities are available.

JA Finance Park Presenting Sponsor

Store Sponsors
American Furniture Warehouse
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
AT&T
Colorado Rockies
Comcast
Denver Toyota Dealers Association
Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
Noble Energy
U.S. Bank
Xcel Energy
Young Americans Bank

Kiosk and Signature Sponsors
Community First Foundation
Elevations Credit Union
Johnson & Wales University
Oakwood Homes

Cloud and Tree Sponsors
ALPS
Digital Globe
Nelnet
PepsiCo
SM Energy
Vectra Bank
Western Union

Snowboard Bench Sponsors
Shawn Barker
Deloitte
Kinsley Meetings
Lutz; Johnson, Gary & Margaret
Pepsi Beverages Company
Prochnow, Justin & Family
Rothe, Sandy & Leslie
The Wise Guys – Steve, Robin, Jeff, Adam and Marc
Waters, Bill & Kristin
Westerman, Rick & Melissa

JA Inspiration Scholarship Sponsors
Supporters help JA to provide college scholarships to qualified students through the JA Inspiration Scholarship. Thank you to our 2016/17 JA Inspiration Scholarship sponsors.
Shawn & Jennifer Barker
Great-West Financial
CY (Cannon) Harvey
Jon & Catherine Robinson
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Sandy & Leslie Rothe
Joyce & Robert Spencer
Kathy Strandberg
Jim & Judy Vaughn

Major Contributors

$100,000+
The following foundations and organizations provided significant financial support ($100,000+) to Junior Achievement during the 2016/17 school year. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, JA programs are provided at no cost to students or schools.

$75,000+
The following foundations and organizations provided significant financial support ($75,000+) to Junior Achievement during the 2016/17 school year. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, JA programs are provided at no cost to students or schools.

$50,000+
The following foundations and organizations provided significant financial support ($50,000+) to Junior Achievement during the 2016/17 school year. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, JA programs are provided at no cost to students or schools.

$20,000+
The following foundations and organizations provided significant financial support ($20,000+) to Junior Achievement during the 2016/17 school year. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, JA programs are provided at no cost to students or schools.

Accenture
Bank of America / Merrill Lynch
Colorado State Bank & Trust
DaVita
Deloitte
Denver Toyota Dealers Association
EKS&H LLLP
Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
EY
Husch Blackwell
Inspirato
Johnson & Wales University
KeyBank
Land Title Guarantee Company
Liberty Media
Lockton Companies
New York Life
Oakwood Homes
PB & K Family Foundation
PwC
Solstice Foundation
Staples
TCF Bank
TIAA
Transamerica
U.S. Bank
Wells Fargo Bank
Xcel Energy
$10,000+
The following foundations and organizations provided significant financial support ($10,000+) to Junior Achievement during the 2016/17 school year. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, JA programs are provided at no cost to students or schools.

Brian & Jean Addy
Air Methods Corporation
Jeff Allen & Libby Anschutz
AMG National Trust Bank
Anschutz Family Foundation
Bank of the West
Shawn & Jennifer Barker
Center for Relationship Education
CenturyLink
Colorado Federal Savings Bank
Community First Foundation
Confluence Companies
Peter & Marilyn Coors
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Fidelity
Flood & Peterson Insurance
Henry Gordon
Hein & Associates
Darice Henritze
Home Advisor
Bob Hottman
IMA Financial Group
John & Kate Ives
JE Dunn Construction
Jonah Energy LLC
Kaiser Permanente Health Foundation
Kevin Kelley
Kettering Family Foundation
Steve & Allison Kinsley
Kohl’s
KPMG
Level 3 Communications LLC
Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Landis & Sharon Martin
Charles McDaniel
MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation
Myron “Micky” & Louann Miller
Monfort Family Foundation
Molly Moore
Ed & Wendy Nekritz
Newmont Mining Company
Officescapes
Pepsi Beverages Company
Pinnacol Assurance
Sue Anschutz Rodgers
Sandy & Leslie Rothe
Safeway
Schrader Oil Company
Southwest Airlines
State Farm Insurance
Strata Resources
Thomas & Beatrice Taplin Fundan advised fund of Denver Foundation
TeleTech
Travelers Insurance Company
Jim & Judy Vaughn
Tim & Lisa Walsh
Waterway-Colorado, Inc.
$5,000+
The following foundations and organizations provided significant financial support ($5,000+) to Junior Achievement during the 2016/17 school year. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, JA programs are provided at no cost to students or schools.

Alpine Banks of Colorado
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Boettcher Foundation
Bow River Capital Partners
Brinkman Construction
Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck
Howard & Sue Carver
Bob Clark
Colorado Health Foundation
Colorado Nonprofit Associate
Colorado State University
Colorado Trust
Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation
Credit Union of Colorado
Carrie Damon
Richard Daniele
Enterprise Holdings
EZE Foundation
Michelle Fang
Fentress Architects
Josh & Beth Finke
First Western Financial, Inc.
Grant Thornton
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Guaranty Bank & Trust Company
Hanover Insurance Group
CY Harvey
Ryan Helmer
Henry Wurst Family Foundation

Intermountain Rural Electric Association
John G. Duncan Charitable Trust
Thomas Jordan
King Soopers
Koelbel & Co.
Larrk Foundation
Longmont Community Foundation
Michael & Kathleen Lutito
Matt & Aileen McConnell
MetLife
Molson Coors Brewing Company
Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn
Partners Group
Tom Petrie
Jeffrey Phipps
PLM Asphalt
Quality Community Foundation
Kevin J. Sachs
Sage Hospitality Resources LLC
Schlessman Family Foundation an advised fund of Denver Foundation
Soukup Bush & Assoc.
Joyce & Robert Spencer
St. Joseph Hospital
Mike Takac
Paul Thompson
Aaron Todd
Tointon Family Foundation
University of Denver – Daniels College
Vectra Bank
Xilinx Educational Ecosystem
JA Heritage Society Members
The JA Heritage Society is a group of supporters who have chosen to include JA in their estate planning through such instruments as bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts and life insurance.

Doug & Cynthia Evans
Matt & Aileen McConnell
Sandy & Leslie Rothe
Mark & Kristi Shaffer
Kathy Strandberg
Jim & Judy Vaughn
Steve & Robin Wise

JA Free Enterprise Society Members
Free Enterprise Society members demonstrate outstanding support in helping JA accomplish its mission of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.

Brian & Jean Addy
Jeff Allen & Libby Anschutz
Sue Anschutz-Rodgers
Shawn & Jennifer Barker
Betsy Considine
Peter & Marilyn Coors
Henry & Lorie Gordon
Darice Henritze
Bob Hottman
John & Kate Ives
Kevin Kelley
Steve & Allison Kinsley
Landis & Sharon Martin
Micky & Louann Miller
Ed Nekritz
The PB & K Family Foundation
Sandy & Leslie Rothe
Salah Foundation
The Solstice Foundation
Thomas & Beatrice Taplin Family Fund of the Denver Foundation
Jim & Judy Vaughn
Tim & Lisa Walsh

District Area Supporters

Northern Colorado/Wyoming District Contributors
The following foundations and organizations provided significant financial support to JA-Rocky Mountain’s Northern Colorado/Wyoming District during the 2016/17 school year. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, JA programs are provided at no cost to students or schools. To learn more about becoming a JA partner, contact Kristi Shaffer.

$20,000+
Daniels Fund
OtterCares Foundation
New York Life

$15,000+
Schrader Oil Company
State Farm Insurance
Brinkman Construction

$10,000+
Anschutz Foundation
Anadarko
Monfort Family Foundation
Noble Energy

$5,000+
U.S. Bank
Tointon Family Foundation
Flood and Peterson Insurance
Soukup Bush & Associates
King Soopers
Wells Fargo
FirstBank
Adolph Coors Foundation
Pepsi Beverage Company

Mountain District Contributors
The following foundations and organizations provided significant financial support to JA-Rocky Mountain’s Mountain Communities District during the 2016/17 school year. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, JA programs are provided at no cost to students or schools. To learn more about becoming a JA partner, contact Sally Messinger.

$20,000+

Daniels Fund

$10,000+
Anschutz Family Foundation
El Pomar Foundation
Kettering Family Foundation
Steamboat Education Fund

$5,000+
Howard & Sue Carver
Craig Scheckman Family Foundation
John G. Duncan Trust

$1,000+
Alpine Bank
Colorado Group Realty
FirstBank
Gallegos Corporation
Holy Cross Energy Round Up
Land Title Guarantee
People’s Bank
Remey Family Fund
Steve and Kelly Bloom
Summit Foundation
United Way-Eagle River Valley
US Bank
Yampa Valley Community Foundation