With the support of educators and community volunteers, Junior Achievement programs serve thousands of students in St. Joseph County every year. These JA experiences are igniting the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work in a 21st century global marketplace. During the 2017-2018 school year, over 375 community volunteers partnered with 442 classrooms to impact more than 10,000 students with JA programs. 

We want to thank all of the teachers who invite us into their classrooms, our terrific volunteers who use their own experience and expertise to make the JA lessons come alive, and our generous contributors who provide the funding to help us open our students' minds to their potential!

If you are interested in serving on the St. Joseph County Board of Directors, or providing funding for Junior Achievement programming in St. Joseph County K-12 classrooms, please contact Dani Elgas at (563) 676-6200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are interested in volunteering to teach JA programming in a local classroom, or are a teacher in St. Joseph County who would like to know more about bringing JA programs into your classroom, please contact Colleen Hahn at (574) 252-6056 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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Wine and Beer Festival: Friday, May 3rd 2019 at Four Winds Field 6-9pm

Local wineries and breweries will be featured to provide a tasting event like no other! Enjoy a spring evening at Four Winds Field where over 75 different samples will be available for tasting. There will be live entertainment and a silent auction. 

Event details: 

  • VIP Admission is $75 includes a tasting glass, early admission starting at 5pm, access to the VIP lounge sponsored by First Merchants Bank with bourbon tastings and appetizers.
  • General admission is $35 includes tasting glass, 12 tasting tokens, and admission into the festival starting at 6pm. Food will be available to purchase through Four Winds Field. 
  • Designated Driver is $10 includes admission to the festival at 6pm and complimentary pop and water.
  • After party will continue on the rooftop at our After Hours event sponsored by SouthBank Legal from 9-11pm. There will be live entertainment and a cash bar. 

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To purchase tickets click here.

A big Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors:

Groupies Wanted

Indiana Trust Wealth Management
Republic National Distributing Co.
United Beverage
University of Notre Dame
Woodforest Bank


JA Golf Classic: Monday, August 26th, 9am at Knollwood Country Club int 10 280x186

JA Golf Classic is a perfect way to enjoy a lovely fall day with colleagues or clients. Teams of four scramble through a memorable golf experience on one of the Midwest’s best golf courses. 




Mike Miller, Weigand Construction (Chair)
Todd Bruce, Lake City Bank (President Emeritus)
David Blank, Lippert Components (Vice Chair) 
Russ Matthys, Crowe Horwath (Treasurer)
Steve Nilles, Indiana Trust and Investment (Secretary)


Marnie Cornell, Key Bank
Kevin Fautz, Mutual Bank
John Griffith, 1st Source Bank
Robert Hyde, Gibson
Geo Honnon, 1st Source Bank
Tom Liddell, Harmony Healthcare IT
Gerard McDonald, Medical Advantage Group
Judd McNally, Fifth Third Bank
Josue Ortiz, Woodforest Bank
John Phair, Holladay Properties
Tom Ross, First Merchants Bank
Tasha Stepp, Centier Bank
Shawn Todd, Cressy Commercial Real Estate 
Alie Webb, Worldwide Express
Brandon Williamson, First State Bank


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