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Junior Achievement Raises $246K at 25th Business Hall of Fame, Inducts Four Laureates

November 12, 2013

The guests contribute more than $50K at the live auction 

Last Friday, Junior Achievement of San Diego County celebrated 25 years of its annual San Diego Business Hall of Fame at the Hotel del Coronado.

Current and past laureates honored since the event inception in 1986 joined the guests to raise more than $246,000 to fund Junior Achievement programs. The attendees contributed more than $50,000 at the live auction featuring items such as Rancho La Puerta vacation stay and a visit to Jack in the Box commercial.

This year, the nonprofit inducted four laureates:

Junior Achievement also honored:

  • Rhonda Barno as The Teacher of the Year
  • Lowell Fix  as The Rookie Volunteer of the Year
  • Steve Oberman as The Volunteer of the Year

The event also paid tribute to the late Hall of Fame laureates Duane Roth, Murray Galinson and Pat Hyndman.

Junior Achievement thanks this year’s sponsors Jack in the Box Foundation, California Bank & Trust, The UPS Store, U-T San Diego and PwC


JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SAN DIEGO, INC. works locally to impact 52,000 students in K-12 classrooms in the 2013-2014 school year. Junior Achievement’s financial literacy programs take thousands of volunteers who lead classes and experiential programs. For more information on programs in San Diego and Imperial Counties, please visit