Luncheon with Special Guests Frank Baxter and Dan Schnur
Guests will have a chance to get to know JSA students, including leaders from the vibrant JSA chapter at Alliance Charter School #5, where students and teachers have taken the JSA method to the next level with a school-wide, year-long simulation of L.A. city government. The event will also feature a conversation between Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools board member Frank Baxter, a retired financier and proponent of advancing education through blended learning techniques, and USC's Dan Schnur, a member of the Junior Statesmen Foundation Board of Trustees and a candidate for California Secretary of State.
All funds raised support the Junior State of America, with a portion of proceeds specifically supporting students at the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools.
Co-Chairman of the Board of Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools
In addition to his support of Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, Ambassador Frank Baxter has been involved in numerous other civic activities, including: chairman of After-School All Stars, board member of California Institute of the Arts, member of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth, chairman of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Executive Committee, and trustee of I Have a Dream Foundation's LA chapter.
Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC
Dan Schnur is running as an Independent No Party Preference candidate for California Secretary of State 2014. He has served as an advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Broad Education Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and the Stuart Foundation on a variety of K-12 education, college and workforce preparedness, governance and political reform efforts.
LUMINARY SPONSORS - $15,000+
James Lintott & May Liang
Rachel Kaganoff Stern & Eric Stern
PLATINUM SPONSORS - $10,000+
Ambassador Frank Baxter
GOLD SPONSORS - $5,000+
Alex Evans & Kitty Guptill
David & Marianna Fisher
Dr. William Ouchi
SILVER SPONSORS - $2,500+
Lisa & Marty Barash
Daniel & Bonnie Germain
Darcie Denkert Notkin & Shelby Notkin
Dr. Neelam S. Tathagat
Alex & Heather Weingarten
BRONZE SPONSORS - $500+
Bill & Trish Flumenbaum ($2,000)
June Thurber Paine & Garrett Paine ($2,000)
Dan Schnur & Cecile Ablack ($1,500)
Eva & Marc Stern ($1,500)
Martin & Akieva Jacobs ($1,000)
Kyle & Emme Kozloff ($1,000)
Walter & Carol Marks ($1,000)
Gayle Miller ($1,000)
Fred Simmons ($1,000)
The Archie Family ($580)
Dr. Benjamin & Debra Ansell
Jennifer Bunn & Eric Hayden
Kathy & Nick Franklin
Marci & Marc Franklin
Kim & Marc Friedman
Tatiana Blackington James & Todd James
Bryan Kenny & Monica Sarang
Scott & Sharon Miller
Allison & Thomas Musante
Edward & Deena Nahmias
The Pistor Family
Karen & Richard Prosser
Beth & John Wilson
Since 1934, the Junior State of America (JSA) has helped more than 500,000 student leaders acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be active, informed and responsible citizens, voters and leaders. SA allows students to experience first-hand the drama and power of politics as well as the challenges and responsibilities of leadership. JSA chapters serve as the center of political awareness at their schools and JSA conventions bring thousands of students together to share their opinions and learn from each other.
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter organization in Los Angeles, comprised of 22 free, public charter high schools and middle schools serving 10,000 low-income students. Alliance schools significantly outperform traditional public schools in preparing students to enter and succeed in college by using an educational model based on high expectations of students, small and personalized campuses, a longer school year and instructional day, a team of highly effective teachers and principals and parents as partners in their child’s educational success.