BUSINESS HALL OF FAME EVENT RAISES OVER $1 MILLION FOR JA PROGRAMS
Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) raised over $1 million at the 2022 JA Business Hall of Fame event, presented by American Express, on May 13th. In its 32nd year, this event inducted five community leaders, who have made a significant impact in their respective industry and have demonstrated vision, commitment to excellence, courageous and bold leadership, and social responsibility. JA is humbled by and appreciative of the community’s support. These funds will ensure JA meets it current fiscal year obligations and continues to empower tomorrow’s leaders with the knowledge, ability and confidence to navigate their futures, drive our economy and lead our community!
The 2022 Business Hall of Fame honorees included Jon Antevy (e-Builder) and Ron Antevy (Trimble), Milton L. Jones (Milton Jones Development Corporation), Ramon Rodriguez (WithMyDoc, Inc.) and Mark Warren (International Materials LLC).
Juliet Roulhac (Florida Power & Light) was honored with the Melissa Aiello Character Award, sponsored by TD Bank. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Huizenga Lifetime Legacy Award to Harry Patten (Patten Family Foundation), sponsored by Delta Air Lines and the Huizenga Family Foundation. During his acceptance speech Mr. Patten announced that he would donate up to a $500,000 match to JA.
The 260 attendees also enjoyed a 360-degree photo booth courtesy of the Warren Family Foundation, complimentary valet parking thanks to Rick Case Automotive Group, and an incredible dinner followed by impactful success stories given by our JA students.