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Berthel Fisher Companies believes in the importance of community involvement.  With that in mind, our Philanthropy Committee reviews staff requests and identifies organizations throughout the year to contribute to, either through volunteer efforts or monetary donations.

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Berthel Fisher Companies has been a  proud supporter of JA for many years. Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Junior Achievement has a time-tested approach of engaging students with business and community volunteers and proven program content. From kindergarten through high school, students learn and practice financial literacy concepts with real-world relevance. The JA Pathways model recognizes that financial literacy is shifting to financial competency and well-being, and that we are taking strides now to equip the next generation with the tools and know-how for success in school and beyond. JA programs and content teach how to earn, budget, build credit, buy appropriate insurance, save, and invest, through hands-on learning experiences and useful resources. Students gain perspective of the connectivity within the global economy and its various contributors. To find out more about Junior Achievement click here

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa to host hybrid taste of achievement event

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa to host hybrid taste of achievement event

When: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Where: Epic Event Center - Hybrid

Time: 6:00-9:00pm
 
Junior Achievement’s annual Taste of Achievement fundraiser, presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust and Community Bank & Trust. 

The night will be filled with food, live music by Jack Lion, and raffle packages. Event goers will have the opportunity to participate in a wine pull for a chance at a bottle of wine, win $1,000 in the cash raffle and play the Heads or Tails game for a prize. Raffle packages include: outdoor firepit with grill, 4-day Wisconsin getaway, bouncy house rental, Hurling Hatchet and Escapology certificates and many more.

Join Junior Achievement for beer, wine, and food tasting that is accompanied by live music, a $1,000 cash raffle and unique raffle packages. There are three ways to participate. In person ($50 tickets), virtual to-go meal ($35 tickets) and virtual ($10 tickets). All proceeds from the event will help fund Junior Achievement programs in Eastern Iowa for 3,012 students.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting here or by calling 319.862.1100. For more information please contact Emma Disterhoft at edisterhoft@jaeasterniowa.org.

Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge 2020

Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge 2020

Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge 2020

Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge 2020

Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge 2020

Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge 2020

Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge 2020

Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge 2020

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2020 Philanthropy Wrap-Up

American Red Cross

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl for Kid’s Sake

Cedar Rapids Kiwani’s Club

    • Pancake Breakfast-Purchased tickets for kids from Tanager Place to attend
    • Supports Linn County Foster Kids, Families Helping Families, Cedar Rapids Parks, and the Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids
    • (This event was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID)

Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities

Corridor Corporate Games

    • BFC took second place in Division 3 COED 4 person best shot golf

CROJGA (Cedar Rapids Junior Golf Association)

Freedom Foundation

    • Thanksgiving Food Drive

Junior Achievement

    • BFC Team competed in simulated stock market event
    • Several staff members volunteered in classrooms teaching programs before COVID closed schools in March
    • Stock Market Challenge

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Young Parents Network

    • Broadway Maybies