Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee
120 Powell Place
Nashville TN 37204
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Mission Statement
Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee empowers young people to own their economic success and is the only organization entirely dedicated to preparing kids to lead healthy financial lives.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Trent Klingensmith
Board Chair Mr. Dave Briggs
Board Chair Company Affiliation First Tennessee
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1957
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $1,685,912.00
Projected Annual Revenue 1694734 (2019)
Statements
Mission Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee empowers young people to own their economic success and is the only organization entirely dedicated to preparing kids to lead healthy financial lives.
Background
JA of Middle Tennessee was founded in 1957 by Sam Fleming, President of Third National Bank. 
 
JA USA was founded by Horace Moses, Theodore Vail, and Sen. Murray Crane of Massachusetts in 1919 as a collection of small, after-school business clubs for students in Springfield, Massachusetts. Students were taught how to think and plan for a business, acquire supplies and talent, build their own products, advertise, and sell. JA students competed in regional expositions and trade fairs and rubbed elbows with top business leaders.

By 1925 President Calvin Coolidge hosted a reception on the White House lawn to kick off a national fund-raising drive for JA’s expansion, and by the late 1920s there were nearly 800 JA Clubs with some 9,000 Achievers in 13 cities in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. In its first 45 years of existence JA enjoyed an average annual growth rate of 45 percent!

In the early 1990s, a sequential curricula for grades K-6 was launched catapulting JA into the classrooms of another 1,000,000 school students. Today, through the support of contributors and 113,000 volunteers in classrooms around the world, JA reaches 7,000,000 students in grades K-12 per year.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, JA supports 145 U.S. area offices, as well as member nations in 98 countries to deliver more than 20 programs to students worldwide. In 1955, JA established its first international operation in Canada. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, interest in JA has grown at a phenomenal rate outside the United States. Countries throughout the former Soviet Bloc began implementing JA programs. To better meet this demand, JA International was established in 1994 to develop and serve JA programs outside the USA. As a result, JA International grew into an organization that annually served over 2.2 million young people in nearly 100 Member Nations. Programs have been developed in 36 languages.
Impact Our Core Values are:
  • Belief in the boundless potential of young people
  • Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship
  • Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it
  • Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals
  • Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration
  • Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning
We are dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. 
Needs As the only organization in Middle TN entirely dedicated to teaching young people to lead healthy financial lives, JA is always looking for opportunities to create stronger relationships with program area schools. To continue to grow and expand our programs to more students, JA could use the help of new volunteers or financial support from our 21 county program area. 
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donations can be made online at: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/jamt 
 
Donations can also be mailed to:
Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee
Attn. Jennifer Galligan
120 Powell Place
Nashville, TN 37204 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Secondary Organization Category Education /
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Bedford
TN - Cheatham
TN - Coffee
TN - Davidson
TN - Dickson
TN - Franklin
TN - Houston
TN - Maury
TN - Montgomery
TN - Moore
TN - Rutherford
TN - Stewart
TN - Sumner
TN - Warren
TN - Williamson
TN - Wilson
TN - Fentress
TN - Marshall
TN - Cannon
TN - Putnam
TN - Robertson
TN - Lincoln
Middle Tennessee
CEO Statement Junior Achievement has developed a proven curriculum to help young people develop the economic skills they will need to lead independent and productive lives. By teaching students how the economy works – in the classroom, in after-school programs and through simulations - JA provides students with the life-long skills to make informed decisions for themselves, their families, their communities, and our county.

Junior Achievement programs are specially designed to correlate with state and national educational standards and focus on seven key content areas:
  1. Business
  2. Citizenship
  3. Economics
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Ethics/Character
  6. Financial Literacy
  7. Career Development
JA programs are unique in that the concepts build from one grade level to the next and are taught by volunteers from the local business community. The volunteers bring real-life business experience and guidance into the classroom and act as role models for the students. The JA volunteer, by taking time out of his or her day to go into the classroom, shows students that “the community cares about me and values what I do.” The programs work because of one simple best practice: placing positive role models from the business community in classrooms.
Programs
Description Junior Achievement's K-12 classroom-based programs teach students about personal financial responsibility, business and economic fundamentals, career exploration, and workplace competencies. Curriculum is engaging, interactive, and age-appropriate. 5-7 lessons are taught by community volunteers who provide a real-world perspective and connect the dots between what students learn in school and the real-world. Volunteers also serve as positive role models and mentors.
Budget 935,355
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Other Economic Level
Short Term Success

In the short term, JA of Middle Tennessee hopes to change the way students think about school and increase their comprehension of the topics covered in our in-class programs. The goal is to encourage students to: actively participate in class, which is accomplished through role-playing games and group activities; understand the concepts presented by the JA volunteer, who begins each new lesson by reinforcing topics covered in previous lessons; and change their attitudes about school. Teachers and volunteers have both noted the rise in participation of students during class, and teachers often comment on the positive shifts in attitudes of some of their students.

Long term Success

JA programs provide long-term success by equipping students with the skills and knowledge they need to become productive and successful citizens in a global economy. Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders; the more we can provide them with relevant and real-world experiences, the more confidence we can place in our future workforce. Junior Achievement volunteers come from all walks of life. They are employees of Fortune 500 companies. small business leaders who inspire students to dream big and help them realize what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, and they are even college students and parents who are simply looking to share their stories and give back to their communities. Having these people serve as JA volunteers provides students with a positive role model, whom the students can strive to imitate when they enter the workforce.

Program Success Monitored By

Junior Achievement measures the progress of our short-term successes through the use of pre- and post-test surveys administered by the classroom teacher at each grade level. These surveys measure changes in knowledge of key concepts gained during the JA program and changes in attitudes regarding the importance of education. Long-term successes are more challenging to measure, as JA does not possess the resources to conduct a longitudinal study to adequately track the impact of these courses over a long period of time. However, feedback from teachers, volunteers, and JA alumni has proven our methods work. Not only is the experience positive for our students, but also for our volunteers. Being a JA volunteer is such a great experience that community members continue to volunteer time and time again.

Examples of Program Success Below are examples of feedback received by JA from local teachers, students, and volunteers:

“One of the students ‘was inspired by JA’ after sessions four and started her own newspaper.” –a volunteer from Holy Rosary Academy

 “The students anxiously waited for [the volunteer] to come. They enjoyed all the hands-on activities and understood the concepts, which followed [Metro Nashville Public Schools’] standards.” – 2nd grade teacher at Pennington Elementary School

“It has been wonderful watching some of these kids I’ve had in JA for several years now develop. Not only is this a valuable tool for the students, it’s a wonderful and rewarding experience for me.” –another JA volunteer

"My JA volunteer helped us to better understand the meaning of responsibility and how to successfully do what you want to do." –a student at Pearl-Cohn High School

“I invite JA programs and volunteers into my classroom because I’ve seen the effect that the program has on my students first hand, and I’ve become a strong believer in JA because of that. …Capturing the attention of today’s teenagers takes much more than an overhead projector and a text book—it’s people like the JA volunteers who can bring their first-hand experiences in to our students who give our subject matter credibility.” –Business teacher at Ravenwood High School

Description JA Biz Town is an experiential learning program where 5th grade students explore what it is like to have a job and be a productive citizen. Students complete several weeks of JA curriculum encompassing career exploration, resume building and interview skills that leads up to an all-day learning simulation. During the JA BizTown on-site experience, students are assigned jobs at one of the thirteen on-site businesses and get to "run" the town. Students learn what it takes to operate a business, manage a budget, advertise and sell products, supervise employees, hold elected office, as well as personally earn and manage their money.

 

Budget 498,096
Category Education, General/Other Vocational Education
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), General/Unspecified, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success One of the short-term successes of JA BizTown is the exposure to an experiential learning opportunity students receive while participating in the program. Additionally, students experience a positive attitudinal shift towards learning and staying in school. In this experiential learning setting, students have the chance to set personal and business-related goals, share ideas, and work together to reach those goals at the end of their day in JA BizTown. The hands-on learning opportunities allow students a glimpse into life as an adult.

It is the goal of JA BizTown that spending a day working in a real-world scenario will change students' attitudes about their lives, their schoolwork, and their possibilities. Because the program caters to many different learning styles, there are opportunities for every student to receive an enriching experience. Teachers have reported a notable difference in attitude and behavior in their students after participating in JA BizTown.
Long term Success JA BizTown provides a foundation for future learning. JA BizTown aims to instill within the students life skills and workforce readiness. Examples of the life skills learned in JA BizTown include enhanced communication skills, group interaction and teamwork, goal-setting, and responsibility. In terms of workforce preparedness, JA BizTown teaches students concepts such as time-management, following directions, managing others, arriving on time and dressing appropriately for work, as well as the financial responsibilities of operating a business.

At JA BizTown, students practice banking skills, such as balancing a checkbook, making deposits, and purchasing merchandise. The ability to budget accordingly in order to perform these tasks is invaluable for future successful money management.

The JA BizTown curriculum caters to different learning styles, and the program serves to expose students to the real world and motivate them to reach his or her potential. By connecting school to real-world scenarios, students attending JA BizTown learn to value school and learning as ways to accomplish long-term goals.
Program Success Monitored By Much like JA's in-class programming, JA BizTown also administers pre- and post-tests to evaluate a students acquisition of JA concepts. These tests, administered by the teachers, reflect the changes in attitudes and the gain in knowledge as a result of the JA BizTown program. These tests are evidence of the impact this program is making on Middle Tennessee's 5th-grade students. Similarly, the success of JA BizTown is evident in the number of teachers electing to return to the program year after year.
Examples of Program Success Personal testimonies from parent volunteers and student participants are proof of the success of JA BizTown in Middle Tennessee. Several excerpts from post-program evaluations follow:

"The kids see how what they learn in school now applies to real life." –parent volunteer

"What a great program! I loved the 'real life' lessons learned!" –another parent volunteer

"We learned how to cooperate with others, and that teamwork is the key for successfulness in business." –a JA BizTown student

"I learned how to earn a profit, satisfy other customers, and most importantly, how to operate a quality business. I think that everything at JA BizTown will encourage all students, one day, to get a job in the real world!" –a JA BizTown student.
Description JA Job Shadow exposes high school students to various careers by giving them the chance to shadow a professional in the workplace for a day. This program illustrates what a workplace setting is like and how the knowledge and skills learned in school can be applied in their futures. JA Job Shadow, a one-day program, offers holistic and authentic work-world experiences by demonstrating to students what it takes to succeed in a field that is of interest to the student.

 

Budget 3,990.56
Category Education, General/Other Vocational Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), General/Unspecified,
Short Term Success Short-term success is measured by the reactions of students to the experience, measured by qualitative feedback gathered from teachers, students, and shadow hosts. This experience should have a positive impact on students and help them connect the classroom to the real world. In addition, students are expected to increase their understanding of workplace skills as measured by pre- and post-tests administered to student participants.
Long term Success The ultimate goal of the JA Job Shadow program is to expose high school students to the professional environment, to help them see the steps they need to take today in order to achieve a career in an industry that matches their skills and talents. Hopefully this program inspires students to pursue higher education or vocational training that will aid them in the process of obtaining a job and beginning a career after high school.
Program Success Monitored By Each student takes a pre- and post-test that measures their comprehension of skills utilized in the workplace, as well as their attitude toward work and career. Additionally, feedback is gathered from teachers, site hosts, and students on the experience.
Examples of Program Success

One student said: "With me wanting to major in Civil Engineering and minor in business, [JA Job Shadow] gave me some input on how to prepare to pursue my career."

Description JA Company Program offers high school students the chance to create and launch an actual business enterprise. In this program, students elect company leaders, determine a product to sell, create a business charter, secure investors, sell their products, and liquidate their assets at the end. By experiencing the life cycle of a company, students are able to better understand how a business functions and their future roles in the business world. JA of Middle Tennessee offers unique opportunities for its JA Company Program students. We offer a 'Shark Tank' where students pitch their business plans to real investors to secure seed money for their companies and we offer 'Business Showcase' near the end of the year where students get to show off their companies. 

 

Budget 35,434.15
Category Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short Term Success The short-term goal is for each company to successfully start-up. This includes securing funders, marketing products, selling a product, paying stockholders, and liquidating assets at the end. By learning the life cycle of a business, students' eyes are opened to the way the business world functions and have a greater understanding and appreciation for the process. Students learn leadership and communication skills that are important as they begin to get their first jobs in high school and prepare for post-graduation options like college and the workforce.
Long term Success The long-term goal of this hands-on experience is to inspire students to succeed in business, whether they become entrepreneurs or simply have an increased understanding of the fundamentals of business that can be put to use in their career. In addition, students see education as valuable and realize their own potential for success.
Program Success Monitored By This 12-week program has specific steps that must be followed each week. Success will be measured by whether or not the student-run company follows the steps. As with all JA programs, pre- and post-tests are administered to measure shifts in comprehension of academic concepts and in attitudes toward learning. Also, written feedback is gathered from participants, volunteers, and teachers.
Examples of Program Success
"JA provided a hands-on experience in business leadership. Stepping away from textbook learning and into the realm of critical thinking provide an excellent perspective." --JA Company Program student
 
"Through Junior Achievement I have learned all the different elements that contribute to making a successful business. I now have a better understanding of how things work in the real world and what I need to do to be successful." --JA Company Program student
 
"I would not be self-employed now had it not been for Junior Achievement 20 years ago." --Nashville-area entrepreneur and 1991 JA Company Program student 
Description

The STEM Summit, launched in 2015, is a day-long program first developed at the Junior Achievement office of South Central Pennsylvania. Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee is the second JA office to implement the STEM Summit. The program takes place in the gymnasium of a high school and consists of nine thirty-minute sessions that include science experiments and technology, engineering, and math related competitions. Along with these activities, students engage with STEM professionals during each “station” and through two sets of career panel presentations. Students are broken up into groups and take turns rotating between the stations. The fast pace and constant motion create an atmosphere of excitement and energy. With the growing importance of STEM careers to the 21st century economy, especially in Middle Tennessee, the STEM Summit allows students to discover career opportunities in dynamic and exciting fields.

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CEO Comments
During the 2016-2017 school year, over 33,000 Middle Tennessee students benefited from JA programs. Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee seeks to make a difference in the lives of elementary, middle and high school children through our in-class programs, Job Shadow opportunities, the JA Company Program, the JA STEM Summit and JA Biz Town. The goal of these programs is to help students learn skills which will enable them to achieve their goals, be knowledgeable consumers, responsible citizens, and productive members of the workplace.

JA curriculum was developed by educators and is reviewed annually by outside evaluators to determine its impact. Studies by the Worldwide Institute for Research and Evaluation (WIRE) have shown that JA students are not only learning and understanding these important economic concepts; they are developing the critical thinking skills needed to apply them to all areas of their lives.

In every grade, elementary through high school, students who experience JA programs are learning more about financial literacy and understanding more than their peers who have not participated in JA. JA students have demonstrated a significant understanding of economics and business knowledge, and an enhanced desire to stay in school –particularly those exposed to programs in consecutive grade levels. After participating in JA, high school students added “going to college” to their top group of priorities.

The students noted personal changes including the development of teamwork and leadership skills, increased responsibility and self-respect. Over fifty-percent of students believed that JA made an impact on their ability to be successful.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Dave Briggs
Company Affiliation First Tennessee
Term July 2018 to June 2020
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Paul Anderson US BankVoting
Mr. George Armistead IIITTC, Inc./New Business DevelopmentVoting
Mr. Michael Bash Wells FargoVoting
Ms. Jennifer Berres HCA HealthcareVoting
Mr. Merrill Bohren C3 ConsultingVoting
Ms. Jenn Bracken Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention CenterVoting
Ms. Jennifer Brantley McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, LLCVoting
Mr. Dave Briggs Bank of AmericaVoting
Mr. Ross Burden KPMGVoting
Mr. Rob Butler Jackson National LifeVoting
Mr. John Byers Willis of TennesseeVoting
Ms. Millie Callaway TVA Economic DevelopmentVoting
Ms. Lucy Carter Carter, Lankford CPAs, PCVoting
Mr. Mark Cate Stones River GroupVoting
Mr. Grant Clarke ServiceSourceVoting
Mr. Chris Claybrook Regions BankVoting
Mr. Robert M Cook Fifth Third BankVoting
Mr. Hiram Cox SMS HoldingsVoting
Mr. Paul Craig First BankVoting
Mr. Mike Curb Curb RecordsVoting
Mr. Sam DeVane Ernst & YoungVoting
Mr. John Doerge DeloitteVoting
Mr. Bobby Edwards Pinnacle Financial Partners Voting
Dr. Charles Farmer Williamson County SchoolsVoting
Ms. Kristi Fireline BKD, LLPVoting
Mr. Doug Franck Bradley Arant Boult CummingsVoting
Mr. Gil Garcia SunTrust Bank Voting
Mr. David Garfinkle Corrections Corporation of AmericaVoting
Mr. Jeff Goodwin JP Morgan ChaseVoting
Mr. David Hanson HillgreenVoting
Mr. Ryan Harris Barge Waggoner Sumner & CannonVoting
Mr. John Hayes Ingram IndustriesVoting
Mr. Henry Hillenmeyer Civic LeaderVoting
Mr. Jason Howell State Farm InsuranceVoting
Mr. W. David Jones Martin MethodistVoting
Dr. Shawn Joseph Metro Nashville Public SchoolsVoting
Ms. Kelly King PricewaterhouseCoopers Voting
Mr. Mark Manning Cat FinancialVoting
Mr. Steve Mason Bank of AmericaVoting
Mr. Chris Mondzelewski MARS PetcareVoting
Mr. Mark Murray Hobbs & Associates, Inc.--Middle TennesseeVoting
Mr. Mike Musick BDO USA, LLPVoting
Mr. Dustin Perry Delta AirlinesVoting
Mr. Gary Reed UPSVoting
Mr. Ivan Reeves Dollar GeneralVoting
Mr. Thor Sandell Bridgestone Americas, Inc.Voting
Mr. Josh Schave Ford Motor CreditVoting
Mr. Ed Scott CAT Financial (retired)Voting
Mr. Marvin Shotts Square D/Schneider ElectricVoting
Mr. Jeff Smith NFIBVoting
Mr. David Smith Peak10Voting
Mr. Blair Smyly Bank of NashvilleVoting
Mr. John West DeloitteVoting
Mr. Larry Whisenant Pinnacle Financial PartnersVoting
Mr. Joe White NovaCopyVoting
Mr. Todd Wigginton Nashville Metro Public SchoolsVoting
Ms. Robyn Williams NissanVoting
Ms. Pam Wright Wright TravelVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 56
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 50
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Board Development
Communications / Public Relations
Development / Fund Raising
Finance
Program
Special Events
Risk Management Provisions
Accident & Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Directors & Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
General Property Coverage
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Workers Compensation & Employers' Liability
CEO Comments

When asked why I am involved, the answer is simple: Every day, we work towards providing children, just like my own, in Middle Tennessee the opportunity to succeed in life. JA engages, equips and inspires our youth to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices. I am confident that together, we can build a bridge from the classroom to the future and be the reason our children believe that “they can”.

-Chris Claybrook, Board Chair 
 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Trent Klingensmith
Term Start Mar 2007
Email trentk@janash.com
Experience

Trent Klingensmith has been President of JA of Middle Tennessee for the past eight years. With a Bachelor of Science in marketing and a background in sales, Trent has a sound business sense and fine-tuned leadership skills. He consistently pushes his team to reach and surpass departmental goals, generate increased awareness for the mission and purpose of the organization, and secure necessary funding to ensure the longevity of these programs. His community involvement includes serving as a JA classroom volunteer and board member for the Brentwood Blaze Football Organization, the Rotary Club of Nashville, and the Nashville and Brentwood Cool Springs Chambers of Commerce. Trent was a member of the Leadership Brentwood Class of 2011.

Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Dale Johnson Sept 1997 - Feb 2007
Mr. James Sullivan June 1995 - July 1997
Staff
Full Time Staff 9
Part Time Staff 10
Volunteers 1950
Contractors 0
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 3
When was Strategic Plan adopted? July 2015
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Yes
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Junior Achievement Worldwide1957
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Gold Summit AwardJunior Achievement National2001
Gold Summit AwardJunior Achievement National2002
Platinum Summit AwardJunior Achievement National2004
Platinum Summit AwardJA Worldwide2006
3-Star AwardJunior Achievement National2015
4-Star Award Junior Achievement National 2016
4-star awardJunior Achievement National2017
Skanska Educational Enhancement AwardCenter for Nonprofit Management2017
Senior Staff
Title Senior Director of Programs and Operations
Experience/Biography Rachel joined Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee August 2006 and was named a 'Rising Star of JA' at Junior Achievement's National Conference in 2014.
CEO Comments Like many not-for-profits, the culture of Junior Achievement is a decidedly mission-driven one. From the board of directors to senior managers to staff members, the JA community is filled with dedicated professionals committed to delivering its programs of hope and opportunity to every student in Middle Tennessee. - Chris Claybrook, JA Board of Directors Chairman
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30 2019
Projected Revenue $1,694,734.00
Projected Expenses $1,685,912.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 5%
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$1,989,064$1,250,162$1,268,749
Total Expenses$1,408,931$1,243,766$1,271,978
Revenue Less Expenses$580,133$6,396($3,229)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$298,500$276,914$279,547
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$892,854$232,999$233,671
$0$0$0
$196,174$195,333$176,316
Investment Income, Net of Losses$6,104$5,400$5,700
Membership Dues$9,750$9,500$12,000
Special Events$469,106$625,503$487,368
Revenue In-Kind$109,508$72,203$65,372
Other$7,068$8,283$8,775
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,010,812$1,000,199$1,041,419
Administration Expense$290,172$131,865$110,886
Fundraising Expense$107,947$111,702$119,673
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.411.011.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%80%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%10%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$1,712,152$907,870$876,758
Current Assets$1,521,801$862,806$821,387
Long-Term Liabilities$4,169$8,174$12,013
Current Liabilities$415,138$186,984$158,429
Total Net Assets$1,292,845$712,712$706,316
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.674.615.18
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%1%1%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $892,854Fundraising Events $625,503Fundraising Events $487,368
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $469,106Foundations and Corporations $276,914Foundations and Corporations $279,547
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations and Corporations $298,500Contributions, Gifts and Grants $232,999Contributions, Gifts & Grants $233,671
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? Yes
Campaign Purpose JA seeks to build a new 8,000 sq. ft. facility for a new experiential program, JA Finance Park.
Capital Campaign Goal $3,000,000.00
Campaign Start and End Dates Dec 2016 to Dec 2018
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount 700000 as of
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2018
Registration No
Organization Comments
 
  
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures are taken from the 990 and audit.
Financial documents were prepared by Edmondson, Betzler and Montgomery CPA's, PLLC.
Schedule B removed to protect donor privacy. 
Comments provided by Nicole Rose 12/19/2017. 
 
**Junior Achievement's endowment is held at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. 
Nonprofit Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee
Address 120 Powell Place
Nashville, TN 37204
Primary Phone (615) 627-1200
Contact Email trentk@janash.com
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Trent Klingensmith
Board Chair Mr. Dave Briggs
Board Chair Company Affiliation First Tennessee
Year of Incorporation 1957

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