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JA Business Hall of Fame 2024

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Save the Date!

Event Completed!

When: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Where: Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
Time: 6:00 PM CT
The JA Business Hall of Fame was established to recognize icons of commerce and industry. The criteria for laureate selection include a demonstration of business excellence, courageous thinking and acting, inspired leadership and community mindedness. These icons of business are exemplary role models for future generations. At our 2024 event, we will induct our laureates during an exciting recognition program. This event is dedicated to celebrating inspirational leaders and supporting the important mission of JA - to create leaders of tomorrow.

6:00 pm | Reception
7:00 pm | Dinner & Program
9:00 pm | Program concludes & Dessert Reception

For more information, contact Rawn Ford at or 314-853-1204.

2024 Laureate

Image of Penny Pennington

Penny Pennington

Managing Partner Edward Jones

National Gold Leadership Award 2024

Image of Michael Deniszczuk

Michael Deniszczuk

Partner (Retired) PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


Presenting Sponsors

Logo for Dennis M Jones Family Foundation

Achievement Investor Sponsors

Logo for David and Lelia Farr
Logo for Jim and Erin Runnels
Logo for Michael and Quirsis Riney Family Foundation
Logo for Mike and Debby Deniszczuk
Logo for Rodger and Paula Riney

Event Sponsors

Logo for Barry-Wehmiller
Logo for Edward Jones

Platinum Sponsors

Enterprise Holdings
Ernst & Young

Gold Sponsors

Charles Schwab
Commerce Bank
Fifth Third Bank
First Bank
Gene And Cindy Morgenthaler
Kim & Rodney Barr
Washington University
Waterway Carwash

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Contact Rawn Ford at to get more information on how to sponsor the JA Business Hall of Fame!

Presenting Sponsor $50,000
- Recognition in all promotion and marketing materials
- Opportunity to brand exclusive gifts for event attendees
- Recognition on JA website plus link to corporate website

Laureate Reception Sponsor $25,000
- Signage in the Laureate Reception Room
- Photos with Laureates

General Reception Sponsor $25,000
-Signage in the General Reception

Dinner Sponsor $25,000
- Signage throughout the ballroom during dinner

Dessert Sponsor $25,000
- Signage in the reception area during dessert

In addition, all these sponsorship levels enjoy the following benefits:
- Two premium tables of 8 for dinner and entertainment
- 16 invitations to the private Laureate Reception
- Screen recognition during the dinner
- Full-page ad in the program book
- Recognition in program book for sponsorship
- Recognition on JA website

Learn More about Sponsoring

Need More Information? Fill out the form to contact Rawn Ford - Director of Development


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