WALNUT CREEK, CA – Junior Achievement (JA) of Northern California announced today that it will be honoring 12 individuals and four companies who have made outstanding contributions to JA’s mission at their upcoming 2022 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Luncheon on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 11am to 1:30pm in San Francisco.
EY, John Muir Health, Salesforce, and U.S. Bank have been nominated for induction into JA Business Hall of Fame. JA’s signature annual fundraising event honors outstanding corporate partners within Northern California who have demonstrated a passion for business and serve as a role model for entrepreneurship, arduous work ethic, and impactful leadership.
In the past, Junior Achievement sought to honor individual CEOs. Past laureate inductees have included founding HP partners William Hewlett (1987) and David Packard (1990), as well as Steve Jobs, John Chambers, Jeff Weiner, Benno Dorer, and most recently, Ken McNeely, President of AT&T West.
The JA of Northern California Educator and Volunteer of the Year Awards recognize exemplary contributions made by companies and individuals that inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. The passion and commitment of the awardees enables JA to deliver programs to kindergarten through high school students across Northern and Central California. Together, JA volunteers deliver JA curriculum with partner JA educators to provide innovative, hands-on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy education to more than 50,000 Northern Californian students each year. This year’s award winners include:
2022 Entrepreneurship Partner of the Year: EY
2022 Work Readiness Partner of the Year: John Muir Health
2022 Tech Partner of the Year: Salesforce
2022 Financial Literacy Partner of the Year: U.S. Bank
2022 Volunteer of the Year recipients:
2022 Educator of the Year recipients:
“Junior Achievement volunteers and educators help build communities by empowering the next generation’s success,” says JA Northern California Board Chair Adrian Dimech, VP Field Operations – West at AT&T. "JA could not exist without the dedication of its volunteers and educators and we are grateful for this opportunity to recognize their invaluable support."
The Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame luncheon benefits JA NorCal’s financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness programs, improving the lives of students by providing the skills necessary to be successful in college, career, and life.
About Junior Achievement of Northern California
Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Locally, JA connects students, educators, and business professionals together to build quality partnerships that empower young people to own their economic success by becoming financially literate, workforce ready, and equipped with entrepreneurial skills. In the 2020-21 school year, JA served over 30,000 students agency-wide in experiential, hands-on learning that enable them to connect their studies in school to real-world business and industry. After participating in JA, students see first-hand how academic success can prepare them for a fruitful and meaningful future. Learn more at https://norcal.ja.org/