Each year the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame honors businesses and individuals who have contributed to the betterment of our community and who play a tremendous role in the impact JA is able to make.
On Monday, March 13 at the University of North Florida University Center, JA will induct Bill Koch of Northwestern Mutual and Wells Fargo Bank into the JA Hall of Fame.
The Thompson S. Baker Award will be presented to Lawrence “Laurie” DuBow, a Jacksonville philanthropist.
The Thompson S. Baker Award celebrates individuals who have shown outstanding leadership through civic and philanthropic deeds that have positively influenced business and education in the Jacksonville community.
Lawrence DuBow, through the DuBow Family Foundation, continues to support and encourage charity and philanthropy in our community. JA is proud to honor Mr. DuBow with the 19th Annual Baker Award.
The keynote speaker at the 2017 Hall of Fame will be Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools.
JA Hall of Fame Sponsors
Senior Partner Level
Publix Super Markets Charities
Beaver Street Fisheries
THE PLAYERS Championship
JA Hall of Fame Sponsor
David Stein / Howard Korman
The DuBow Family Foundation
Bank of America / Merrill Lynch
The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida
Ernst & Young
W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor
Jacksonville Business Journal
100% of funds raised by the JA Hall of Fame remain in North Florida and are used to provide financial literacy programs to North Florida’s students.
In the 2015-2016 school year, JA of North Florida:
- Reached 56,489 students in North Florida (verified and audited)
- Programs were in 124 local schools
- Programs were welcomed into their classroom by 980 teachers
The Junior Achievement of North Florida Hall of Fame is composed of individuals and organizations most responsible for JA’s success in North Florida.
Members of the JA Hall of Fame have contributed their time, talent and treasure in ways and amounts that have substantially changed Junior Achievement. Without these inductees, Junior Achievement would not be the organization it is today.