Florida Collectors Association Supports Junior Achievement

Mark Veil, Michael Becker, Melissa Nash, Craig Geisler, Dena Kennedy and Claudia Kirk Barto with the donation.

With money raised through donated wine and bourbon from a bottle auction during its annual conference, the Florida Collectors Association is supporting programs across South Florida that enhance financial literacy in children and teens.

A donation of $2,650 will benefit Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast and its programs, which focus on preparing young people to succeed in a global economy through programs that center on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

Junior Achievement programs build partnerships between the business and education communities to provide the curriculum and volunteers who serve as role models to students to help prepare them for their future.

“Our organization is one that believes strongly in supporting organizations that are teaching our next generation financial skills that set them up for success in the future,” said Matt Kiefer, president of the Florida Collectors Association. “JA embodies what we believe in and is making successful students and businesspeople who will lead us in the very near future.”

Melissa Nash, immediate past president of FCA, has challenged its members and their almost 9,000 employees statewide to volunteer 1,000 hours and created a “collector challenge” for most hours donated by region. Additional money raised through this and other efforts will also support JA.

To learn more about the Florida Collectors Association, visit www.fla-collectors.com.