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San Diego Women’s Foundation Awards Over $55,000 to Junior Achievement of San Diego on Tuesday

June 06, 2012

Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties received a $55,800 grant from the San Diego Women’s Foundation at its 12th Annual Grants Celebration yesterday. The nonprofit organization that empowers young people to own their economic success through its financial literacy programs received the financial contribution to strengthen and extend their curriculum to more children in San Diego County.

“With our partnership, we will teach elementary school students essential life skills so they understand their roles as workers and consumers in our economy,” said Tara Michener, vice president of development and community relations at Junior Achievement of San Diego. “The long-term objective is to prepare students to become contributing citizens and show them the direct relevance between what they learn in class and their future success.” 

At the event, over 200 guests and community members celebrated the impact made when strong, committed women come together to support the nonprofit community.  Among other award recipients, Junior Achievement debuted as the foundation’s Education Community Partner. The nonprofit received the “Empowering Young Leaders-Encouraging Young Lives” grant, which will provide an opportunity for the low-income students at Porter and Fay Elementary Schools to benefit from the Junior Achievement’s In-school Elementary School Program and JA BizTown.  

To learn more about the San Diego Women’s Foundation, please visit Visit to learn about Junior Achievement’s financial literacy programs.


JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT is a worldwide nonprofit organization that empowers young people to own their economic success. Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties is working locally to reach 46,000 students in K-12 classrooms for the 2011-2012 school year, which takes 5,500 volunteers who will lead classes and experiential programs.  For more information on programs in San Diego and Imperial Counties, visit

SAN DIEGO WOMEN’S FOUNDATION:  Founded in 2000, the San Diego Women’s Foundation has grown to an organization of more than 200 members dedicated to pooling their resources and enhancing the community through grant making. As of June 1, 2011, more than $2 million had been awarded to 58 nonprofit partners. For more information visit: