Junior Achievement of North Florida will celebrate 54 years of bringing financial literacy education to North Florida students in grades K-12 when it holds the annual Hall of Fame luncheon in March 2017.
During the event, the organization will present Jacksonville philanthropist Lawrence “Laurie” DuBow with the 19th annual Thompson S. Baker Award. Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent, Duval County Schools, will be keynote speaker.
The “Thompson S. Baker ‘Solid as a Rock’ Award” is presented by Junior Achievement of North Florida to an individual who has influenced business and education in the Jacksonville community. The award recognizes individuals who have dedicated themselves to bettering our community through leadership, hands-on involvement and philanthropic deeds. Since 1999, this annual award has been named for Thompson S. Baker, the founder of Florida Rock Industries who unselfishly contributed to the betterment of our community.
Mr. DuBow joins former recipients Pete Carpenter, O’Neal Douglas, Preston Haskell, Tillie Fowler, Jim Winston, John C. Fryer, Jr., Delores Kesler, Bill and Eloise Gay, Luther and Blanche Coggin, David A. Stein, J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, Gary Chartrand, Harry Frisch, Shahid Khan, Blake Wilson, A. Hugh Greene and Dr. Nathaniel Glover.
100% of proceeds from the JA Hall of Fame remain in North Florida and are used to provide financial literacy programs to North Florida’s students.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Noon – 1:30 PM
Adam W. Herbert University Center
University of North Florida
12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224
For sponsorships and table reservations, please visit www.JAjax.com.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement of North Florida has been operating in Jacksonville since 1963 and now includes a satellite office in Tallahassee. Through an innovative partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers, Junior Achievement of North Florida helps young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. This collaboration resulted in 56,489 students reached during the 2015-2016 school year. To learn more about Junior Achievement of North Florida, visit www.JAjax.com.