Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
Press Release

Russ Darrow Group Hosts Junior Achievement Auction- Raises Nearly $500K

 

By - Dec 23rd, 2019 03:52 pm

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – The Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Holiday Auction & Gala, held on December 7, 2019, raised $497,000 in gross revenue for JA student programs and activities in the Metro Milwaukee Area. The Holiday Auction was hosted by the Russ Darrow Group at the new Russ Darrow Group Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Honda dealerships in the Metro Auto Mall on the Northwest side of Milwaukee. More than 240 community leaders and guests were in attendance.

The Holiday Auction is an annual event sponsored by Milwaukee businesses. This is the second time Russ Darrow Group has served as the Host Sponsor, the first being 20 years ago. In addition to the Holiday Auction, the Russ Darrow Group is the sponsor of the JA Finance Park Transportation Center, located at the JA Kohl’s Education Center in Milwaukee.

“We are grateful for the extraordinary support of the Milwaukee community for our students, including the generosity of the Russ Darrow Group,” said Michael Frohna, President of Junior Achievement. “More than 140,000 students across Wisconsin are impacted annually by our philanthropic communities.”

“Supporting financial literacy and entrepreneurial education to equip today’s youth to succeed in a global economy is very important to our organization, as we bring up America’s future workforce,” stated Mike Darrow, President of the Russ Darrow Group.

Other sponsors of the Holiday Auction included: ADAMM, Badger Alloys, Baird, Baker Tilly, BMO, Chad Cundiff, Chase, EY, FIS, Kilian Management, Kriete Group, Lube-Tech, ManpowerGroup, Milwaukee Bucks, Barb & Don Mullett, Quarles & Brady, Racon Capital Partners, RSM, Schlossmann Auto Group, The Manitowoc Company, Ray Wilson and Wintrust (Town Bank).

About Junior Achievement® (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. As a nonprofit organization, Junior Achievement reaches more than 4.8 million students per year in 109 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement of Wisconsin’s 12 area offices combined annually more than 140,000 students who are mentored by nearly 9,000 volunteers. For more information on Junior Achievement and their centennial year, visit wisconsin.ja.org.

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