Brian Lipschultz receives JA Centennial Award

Brian Lipschultz receives JA Centennial Award from JAUM President & CEO Gina Blayney

Award Recognizes Outstanding Community Supporters of JA as Organization Celebrates 100 Years in 2019

November 5, 2019
St. Paul, Minnesota – Brian Lipschultz, Co-CEO and Trustee of the Otto Bremer Trust, has been named the Junior Achievement Centennial Leadership Award honoree by Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM).

Coinciding with JA’s Centennial celebration in 2019, this special award recognizes outstanding individuals who have exemplified exceptional service and support to JA and its mission over the years. Each of the 106 JA offices across the country can bestow one outstanding JA Centennial Leadership Award honoree in their community during Junior Achievement’s 100th Anniversary year. Brian was selected from more than 10,000 volunteers in the organization’s three-state region of Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin.

“Brian has been a true leader and champion of Junior Achievement in our community for many years, and we are incredibly pleased to recognize him with this award,” said Gina Blayney, President and CEO of JAUM. “Brian’s support and advocacy of JAUM through the Otto Bremer Trust is representative of the tremendous dedication of the countless business leaders, educators, volunteers and other community supporters who have been so essential in ensuring JA’s success both here locally and across the country.”

Honorees are selected based on how well they and their support represent JA’s Core Values, which are:

  • Belief in the boundless potential of young people;
  • Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship;
  • Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it;
  • Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals;
  • Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration, and;
  • Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning.

About Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest has been serving students in Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin since 1949. In 2019, the national organization, JA USA, celebrates its 100th anniversary, and we’re celebrating 70 years locally. During the 2018-2019 school year we reached more than 167,000 students in grades K-12 with financial literacy, work and college readiness, and entrepreneurship education. Our programs are implemented by more than 10,000 volunteers, mostly business professionals, who share their skills and experience to motivate and inspire students to succeed.