Junior Achievement on the move

By Todd Cohen

For the years 2001 through 2003, Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina posted a combined deficit of $97,000.

Over the past two years, the organization tripled its annual revenue, to $212,000, and generated a 10 percent increase in its programs, and posted a combined surplus of $97,000, says Cyndy Hayworth, who has been the group’s president since 2001.

That turnaround has landed the organization the first Phoenix Award from the Southern U.S. Region of Junior Achievement.

And now Junior Achievement has launched two fundraising efforts.

Olivia Kelly, a Greensboro resident who taught in the Guilford County public schools for nearly 60 years, has pledged to raise $1 million for Junior Achievement by Dec. 23, 2006, her 80th birthday.

And the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro has pledged to give Junior Achievement $10,000 in matching funds if it raises at least $20,000 for endowment by Dec. 15, 2006.

Junior Achievement also has named two board members – Jim Geiger, secretary and treasurer of Mechanical Systems, and Cyndy Kirkley, vice president.

For information, call 336.299.4339.

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