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JA of North Florida Hall of Fame

Event Completed!

When: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Where: UNF University Center
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Join Junior Achievement as we celebrate local leaders that have positively influenced business and education in Jacksonville.

JA Hall of Fame Supported By:

Delores Barr Weaver established this Fund in 2015 to provide a $10,000 grant annually to support a premiere fundraising event in perpetuity at 20 local nonprofit organizations. This grant will provide a permanent source of income for organizations that Mrs. Weaver has generously supported for many years. It is her hope that other individuals will make similar permanent gifts to organizations that have been important to them. This Fund is one of a collection of Funds established by Delores Barr Weaver at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. Mrs. Weaver has an extraordinary legacy of philanthropy, and she has provided transformative support to dozens of nonprofit organizations that uplift, enlighten and advance our community. Her establishment of the Delores Barr Weaver Fund ($50 million) in 2012 was the largest gift in The Community Foundation’s history.

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Delores Barr Weaver Forever Event Fund

Thompson S. Baker Award Recipient

Junior Achievement of North Florida marks its 23rd year of presenting the Thompson S. Baker Award, recognizing individuals who have dedicated themselves to bettering our community through leadership, hands-on involvement, and philanthropic deeds. The annual award celebrates our local heroes who have positively influenced business and education in the Jacksonville community. Since 1997, this prestigious annual award has been named for Thompson S. Baker, the founder of Florida Rock Industries who unselfishly contributed to the betterment of our community. We are honored to be able to recognize his life with the annual presentation of the Thompson S. Baker "Solid As A Rock" Award.

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JA of North Florida Hall of Fame Inductee

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.

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Educator of the Year

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Company of the Year

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Ernst & Young

Volunteer of the Year

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Presenting Sponsor


Event Sponsor

Logo for Beaver Street Fisheries
Logo for Publix Super Markets Charities

Executive Level

Logo for Baptist Health
Logo for Berg Family Foundation
Logo for Charles D. Hyman and Company Investment Counsel
Logo for Ensafe
Logo for Fidelity Investments
Logo for Florida Blue
Logo for Florida Rock and Tank Lines Inc
Logo for Wells Fargo

Chairman Level

Logo for bestbet
Logo for EY Ernst and Young
Logo for Firehouse Subs
Logo for First Horizon Bank
Logo for FSCJ
Logo for JEA
Logo for Mary Ann Callahan
Logo for Miller Families
Logo for Pivot CPAs
Logo for PNC Bank
Logo for University of North Florida Foundation

Thank you to our Supporters

Dan and Cindy Edelman
David A Stein Charitable Trust
Dr. Ken and Paula Horn
Dubow Family Foundation
Jeff Edwards
Robert and Margaret Hill Advised Fund
Ron Elinoff
Sight and Sound Productions
The Silverman Family Donor Advised Fund, A Donor Advised Fund of Jewish Foundation
Thom and Pat Borowy
Zimmerman Family Fund

Audio Visual

Logo for Sight and Sound Productions

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Contact us to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Event!

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