Leadership Awards Investors

More than 750 friends and special guests of JAG attend the Annual National Leadership Awards Events in November.  These annual events provide a unique opportunity to recognize a select number of national, state, and local leaders for their support of the mission of Jobs for America’s Graduates as well as the activities of their respective state organization and local JAG programs.  The signature event is the National Leadership Awards Luncheon, hosted by Governor Jack Markell (DE).  Special guests for the Luncheon are the 475 JAG students, graduates and staff members representing the 43,153 students and graduates served in the 878 programs in 32 states.  Investers are recognized during the various events based on levels of investment, including:

Trustees ($25,000+)

  • Apollo/University of Phoenix
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • AT&T
  • Corinthian Colleges
  • IBM
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Microsoft
  • PhRMA
  • Shell Oil Company
  • United Health Group
  • Verizon Foundation


Sponsors ($10,000+)

  • Adriane & Darryl Brown
  • APS
  • General Electric
  • HCA Healthcare
  • McDonald’s
  • Pepco
  • SHRM
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Toys R Us


Associates ($5,000+)

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Brown Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Educational Testing Service
  • Honeywell
  • Lee Hecht Harrison
  • Thomas M. and Jeri A. Tippett Foundation


Donors ($2,500+)

  • Michael Hogrefe