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Junior Achievement Honors 2024 Hall of Fame Laureates, Raises Record $398,000

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recently hosted its 36th annual Business Hall of Fame event honoring and recognizing business leaders in Southwest Florida with a gala at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. On Thursday, March 28, more than 400 business leaders gathered to induct 2024 Laureates Margaret Antonier, Founder and CEO of Miromar Development Corporation, Bill Daubmann, Founder and President of MY Shower Door, and Matthew Kragh, Founder and President of MHK Architecture, into the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame.

This year’s event, chaired by Stacey Herring of Morgan Stanley Private Bank and Laureate Chair Pason Gaddis, Managing Partner and CEO of Hoffmann Media Group, raised a record-breaking $398,000 to support local Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida programs that teach students the importance of financial literacy, career and work readiness and entrepreneurship.

A highlight of the evening was the acknowledgment of Scott Fischer, a former board chair and 2012 laureate, with the inaugural Visionary Leadership Award. This accolade underscores Fischer’s extensive involvement and unwavering support of the Junior Achievement mission, from boardroom deliberations to classroom engagements. Fischer's dedication has been instrumental in driving the JA Inspire program, showcasing his commitment to inspiring and empowering students. His passion ignites enthusiasm among Junior Achievement's students, programs, colleagues, and local business leaders.

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida extends its sincere appreciation to all of the event’s sponsors for their invaluable contributions in making this event a resounding success. Special thanks are extended to the Presenting sponsor, First Horizon Foundation, along with the Diamond sponsors: Miromar Development Corporation and Title Professionals of Florida; the Platinum sponsors: MHK Architecture, Moran Wealth Management, Stock Development, and Voya Financial; and the Gold sponsors: My Shower Door, Publix Super Markets Charities, and The Smith-Ryan Foundation-FGCU. Special recognition is also given to the media sponsors, Gulfshore Business and The Naples Press, for their support.

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