Citi Receives U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award

Citi Receives U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 1:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Supporting Communities

CONTENT: Press Release

New York, March 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Following its quarterly Board of Directors meeting, Junior Achievement USA® (JA) presented Citi with the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for its commitment to encouraging community service and its support to the organization, which includes more than 15,000 volunteer hours in 2013. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Citi has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and it is one of 39 JA corporate partners to be honored this year. As a Gold level recipient, Citi received the highest possible recognition.

“We are grateful to receive this award on behalf of the more than 2,000 Citi volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to empowering young people through JA programs,” said Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi, CEO of Citi Holdings and Chairman of Junior Achievement Worldwide’s Board of Governors. “The support of our volunteers – along with financial and technical assistance from the Citi Foundation and critical insights from JA – have enabled us to launch new youth development programs and serve as positive role models for young people across the globe.”   

“Junior Achievement volunteers are an important catalyst for our students,” said Jack E. Kosakowski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Junior Achievement USA. “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. Junior Achievement is grateful for the support of Citi’s volunteers, who are critical to JA’s success.”

Established by President George W. Bush in 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation recognizes the important contributions volunteers make in communities and encourages more people to serve. The President’s Volunteer Service Award was created by the Council as a way to honor and thank Americans who – through their demonstrated commitment and example – inspire others to engage in volunteer service. Junior Achievement is an official certifying organization for the award and recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence whose volunteers teach JA programs throughout the world.

“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.”


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About the Citi Foundation

The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress in communities around the world and focuses on initiatives that expand financial inclusion. We collaborate with best-in-class partners to create measurable economic improvements that strengthen low-income families and communities. Through a "More than Philanthropy" approach, Citi’s business resources and human capital enhance our philanthropic investments and impact. For more information, visit

About Junior Achievement USA® (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. Today, JA reaches 4.4 million students per year in 118 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Visit for more information.


Kamran Mumtaz
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Stephanie Bell
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Junior Achievement USA