Junior Achievement, Northwest and Coulee Region District Receives $10,000 Donation from Market & Johnson

February 09, 2017
Market & Johnson Employee Impact Fund gift impacts 400 youth through JA programs throughout northwestern Wisconsin and the La Crosse area.
Eau Claire, WI – Junior Achievement (JA) of Wisconsin, Inc. Northwest and Coulee Region Districts received $10,000 from the recently created and funded Market & Johnson (M&J) Employee Impact Fund. The employee fund’s goal which was created in 2015, is to find an appropriate way to direct M&J employee donations to charities that make an impact in the communities in which they build. This generous donation will help JA continue to reach area youth with programs teaching them about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. These skills help area youth own their own economic success. 
The M&J Impact Fund is an employee funded and directed fundraising and donation fund. The local contractor holds multiple pledge events, fundraisers and volunteer activities throughout the year raising funds that drive to their mission, which is to inspire hope and contribute to the well-being of our communities of adding value to everything they do.
“The Market & Johnson Employee Impact Fund choose to donate to Junior Achievement as we respect and admire what Junior Achievement has done for our youth. It is the lifeblood or our organization,” said Kevin Renley, Market & Johnson Vice President. “The employees of Market & Johnson are excited to support Junior Achievement in your mission to help others and make our community a better place.”

The investment to Junior Achievement allows the nonprofit organization to serve communities throughout northwestern Wisconsin and students in the La Crosse area to provide economic and financial programs in area schools. These dollars will impact more than 400 students in their classrooms.
“The investment from Market & Johnson allow us to help grow JA programs in our rural communities surrounding both the Chippewa Valley and the Coulee Region, the rural schools are a vital part of Wisconsin and if we can deliver JA we are helping educate more youth on workforce skills and personal finance education." said Junior Achievement Director, Susan Peterson.
Junior Achievement (JA) is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to educating 2-12 students about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness through experiential hands-on programs. District staff collaborates with more than 890 volunteers and 870 teachers, educating more than 20,600 students throughout northern and western Wisconsin last school year. For more information visit us at http://wisconsin.ja.org/northwest-district & http://wisconsin.ja.org/couleeregion or call 715-835-5566.Likes Us on Facebook.jpg

Lynn Barrie, Marketing Development Manager
lbarrie@jawis.org, (715) 835-5566 ext.26