Capital One Recognized With U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award

Capital One Recognized With U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award

Junior Achievement’s corporate volunteers provide positive role models for local students and encourage community service.
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 2:35pm

CAMPAIGN: Volunteerism

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At its quarterly Board of Directors meeting held earlier today, Junior Achievement USA® (JA) presented Capital One with a 2012-2013 Gold U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award for providing the organization with significant volunteer resources during the year. Capital One provided Junior Achievement with over 15,000 volunteer hours.

President George W. Bush established the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award, which also recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.

Capital One is one of 39 JA corporate partners to be honored with a President’s Volunteer Service Award this year. 

"Junior Achievement volunteers are an important catalyst for our students. Our volunteers share their personal and professional experiences and skills with students while delivering our programs. This helps young people to make connections between what they are learning in school and how those lessons connect to their success as adults," said Jack E. Kosakowski, president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement USA. “Junior Achievement is grateful for the support of Capital One’s volunteers, who are critical to JA’s success,”

“Junior Achievement would not exist without its dedicated volunteers, who give of their time and talent to build communities by empowering the next generation’s success,” said Larry A. Leva, global vice chairman of Quality and Risk Management for KPMG International and chairman of the Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors. "We are also setting a standard for service and fostering civic participation."