Corporate Members

    Junior Achievement of WNY

    BNSME teams with Junior Achievement of WNY


    The Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives organization has developed a strong relationship with Junior Achievement of WNY because BNSME believes in JA’s mission of preparing the young people of our community succeed through financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness programs.

    Our members have volunteered teaching JA programs in the classroom and volunteer for special events like the JA Stock Market Challenge and Bowl-A-Thon. Since 1996, BNSME hosts an annual golf outing in which a portion of the proceeds are donated to Junior Achievement of WNY each year.

    BNSME encourages you to make a donation to Junior Achievement of WNY.  

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    BNSME Volunteer Opportunities

    This school year will look like one never before. However, the Junior Achievement volunteer remains an integral part of the program experience.

    We hope you will join us as a volunteer this year!

    • Volunteer to be a Virtual Volunteer (via for example, Google classroom, Zoom, etc.)
      • Opportunities for a one-time session commitment
      • Volunteer for all sessions of a program


    • Volunteer to record brief (5-10 minutes) videos to be used by teachers during programs sessions
      • Career Speakers Video – Talk about your career
      • Subject Matter Expert Videos – Talk about something specific (i.e., interviewing or resume writing)
      • Program Specific Videos- Introduce the lesson that the teacher will lead
      • Have your company “adopt” a program and record a flight of videos

    If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Alycia Ivancie, JA Senior Education Manager, [email protected]





    Junior Achievement turns 100 in 2019!

    Junior Achievement of Western New York kicked off year-long celebration during recent BNSME Golf Outing

      BUFFALO, N.Y.– Junior Achievement (JA) is currently celebrating its Centennial. JA was started in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Strathmore Paper Founder Horace Moses, AT&T Chairman Theodore Vail and U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Murray Crane. JA’s founding was in response to families moving from farms to the growing industrial cities. The goal was to provide young people with the skills they would need to be successful adults in their new communities.
    JAWNY kicked-off its Centennial year with long-time partner, Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives (BNSME) at their annual Golf Outing to benefit JA held on June 17 at the Orchard Park Country Club. A celebratory cake donated by Tops Friendly Markets was cut by Francine Brooks of FB Displays & Designs, Title Sponsor of the Golf Outing. “Very few organizations make it to 100 years, much less continue to grow and thrive like Junior Achievement has,” said Francine. “We are taking this opportunity to celebrate and honor what’s come before, but also look toward the future as we work to inspire and prepare our young people to succeed in our ever-changing world,” said Laurie Mahoney, JA President.  Read more...

    JA Bowl-A-Thon 

    Watch for details about the 37th ANNUAL JA BOWL-A-THON coming in MARCH 2021