JA – District of Kearney

Empowering young people to own their economic success.

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The Junior Achievement office in Kearney is a district of Junior Achievement of Lincoln, Inc. Governed by a local board of directors comprised of business and community leaders, and support from the Business Committee of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce. The District of Kearney has grown from a pilot program in 2012 to now reaching 8 of the 10 elementary schools as well as Horizon Middle School and Kearney High School in the 2016-17 school year, as well as one Senior High class at Amherst High School. In the 2016-2017 school year, nearly 3,000 students with the help of nearly 100 community volunteers, will be impacted by JA’s programs.


Junior Achievement Kearney
2015-2016 Donors

Affiliated Brokers Insurance
Armagost Financial Group
B&H Investments, DBA Culligan
Baldwin Filters/CLARCOR Foundation
The Theodore G Baldwin Foundation
Bang Salon & Spa
Barney Abstract & Title
BD Construction
Beacon Insurance
Bruce Blankenship
The Bond Family
Dorothy Bowman
Frank Bruner, LLC
Carrie Callan
Cash-Wa Distributing Co.
Central Nebraska SCORE
Central States Agronomics, Inc
Century 21 Midlands
Chief Agri Industrial
Ron and Carol Cope Foundation
Curb-It, Inc.
The Development Council of Buffalo County
Eakes Office Solutions
Eaton Corporation
Deb Eickhoff
Exchange Bank
Fanatics Sports Bar
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Farmers & Merchants Bank
First National Bank
Five Nines Technology
Fort Theatre Dentistry
Heartland Bank
Hellman, Main, Coslor & Kathol
Tom and Mary Henning
Holiday Inn/Younes Conference Center
HyVee/Caribou Coffee
Teresa Ibach
Investment Property Exchange Inc.
Jacobsen, Orr, Lindstrom & Holbrook
Brad Kernick
Kearney Area Community Foundation
Kearney Federal Credit Union
Kearney Hub
Kearney Power Sports
Kearney RV Park & Campground
Kearney Tire and Auto
Jeff Kreycik
Bruce Lear
Marty Madden
Regina McCann
Tamara McCann
Midlands Contracting
Midway Auto Group
Monsanto Fund
Nelnet Foundation
Jonathan Nikkila
NorthWestern Energy
Old Towne Enterprise LLC
Carol Renner
Darren & Jennifer Robinson
Jan Rodehorst
Russell’s Appliances & Electronics
Shanna Schulte
Julie Stepanek
Sun Tan City
U.S. Bank
Vertical Focus Realty
Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors
Ward Laboratories Inc
Jeff & Betty Warren
Craig and Nancy Weber
Shane Wegner
Wells Fargo
Janice Wiebusch
Yellow Van
Younes Hospitality
Dave & Renae Zimmer


Junior Achievement District of Kearney

Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 607
Kearney, NE 68848-0607

Jessica States, Director of Outreach & Events




Board of Directors

Heather Brummels, Chair, Affiliated Brokers Insurance
Ryan Carson, Jacobsen, Orr, Lindstrom & Holbrook, PC, LLO
Kelly Christensen, Central Community College
Lindsey Connot, Miller & Associates
Scott Ehmke, DP-Management, Hilltop Mall
Chelsea Feusner, Kearney Public Schools
Angie Fransk, Kearney Public Schools
Kim Geiser, Associated Staffing
Vicki Harper, Trius Federal Credit Union
Wendi Kreis, Vertical Focus Realty
Mike Lewis, Chief Agri-Industrial
Susan Losey,Charter Media
Marty Madden, Vice Chair & Treasurer, Exchange Bank
Nancy Osterbuhr, First National Bank
Shawn Patsios, US Bank
Jan Rodehorst, Past Chair, Kearney RV Park & Campground
Levi Rogers, Exchange Bank
Shanna Schulte, Secretary, Kearney Chamber of Commerce
Tori Stofferson, Kearney Public Schools
Renae Zimmer, Five Nines Technology

Junior Achievement of Lincoln

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