JA Nova Scotia hosts 25th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame – raising a record level of funding while celebrating the induction of Jim Eisenhauer, Michael Donovan & Chris Huskilson
For Immediate Release
Halifax, June 6, 2017 – On May 31, 2017, Jim Eisenhauer, Michael Donovan and Chris Huskilson were inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame during a celebration of the event’s 25th anniversary. The event was attended by over 1,000 c-suite executives and business leaders from all corners of industry.
The event is hosted by a board of governors and chairman circle members, and past laureates serve as ambassadors for JA Nova Scotia. Through sponsorship, table sales, a raffle and personal pledges, the event raised $544,896 in support of JA Nova Scotia programs, which was a record for the event. The event was chaired by Colin MacDonald; 2015 Laureate, corporate sponsor and personal donor.
In addition to JA youth emcees and laureate speeches, the event also hosted a tribute in honour of all new, current and past laureates. Over the history of the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame, 89 Laureates have been inducted into the Hall. This was the first time that the laureate community was brought together in this way and the tribute represented the legacy of leadership and entrepreneurship in Nova Scotia.
JA also took the opportunity to talk about the future home for the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame portraits, which is slated for the Nova Centre. More information will be released about the plans in the coming months.
JA Nova Scotia was challenged with a tough year due to conditions beyond their control, including the protracted labour dispute and school weather closures. As a result, the event was a critical opportunity to raise desperately needed funds to secure the stability of the organization. During work to rule, JA Nova Scotia expanded its community based programs, reaching students as young as pre-primary and up to age 25, with programs in financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. They also partnered with other non-profit organizations to reach underserved, marginalized and at-risk youth.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our community of support, including our Laureates, our sponsors, governors and chairman circle members, our guests, and the amazing volunteers who assist us every day in delivering our mission” said President and CEO, Kristin Williams.
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About JA Nova Scotia
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.