Junior Achievement Chapter Establishes Award for Company Commitment
On November 12th, 2014, Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail, Inc. presented the inaugural Pillars of Success Award to Apex Capital for the company’s superior commitment to the mission of Junior Achievement: empowering young people to own their economic success through financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
Five local companies, including Apex Capital, BNSF, Frost Bank, Lockheed and XTO, were honored for their commitment to Junior Achievement’s three Pillars of Success: workforce readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.
“Apex proves you don’t have to be one of the major corporations to provide strong support for Junior Achievement,” said Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail president, Randal Mays. “Apex has a long list of program volunteers, but their high-point is that they raise over $30,000 for Junior Achievement through their participation in the Junior Achievement bowlathon each year. That impressive number comes from only about 130 employees.”
Accepting the award on behalf of Apex Capital was president, David Baker, employees Pam Bates and Susan Schoolfield, and Apex vice-president Dean Tetirick, a Junior Achievement board member.
Apex established their relationship with Junior Achievement through their Corporate Giving Program because the company believes in “caring for others and making a difference.” Apex employees are encouraged to invest their hearts and time into the community by participating in fundraisers throughout the year which benefit local organizations.[:]