‘Goldman Sachs Gives’ & Murry Bergtraum HS Student, Samuel Arijeloye, named Business & Student Leaders of the Year!

New York, NY – Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York) announced today the Business and Student Leader of the Year Honorees to be celebrated at the 2010 JA New York annual Leadership Awards Dinner celebration, Wednesday, October 20th, 7:30 p.m. at The World Financial Center Winter Garden. Maurice DuBois, anchor of WCBS’s News This Morning, will host the evening’s festivities. Anré Williams, Chair of Junior Achievement of New York’s Board of Directors, and President, Global Commercial Card, American Express is the Dinner Chair.

The Leadership Awards Dinner recognizes ordinary individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in support of JA New York’s mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Each honoree displays exemplary leadership skills that reflect JA New York’s values of integrity, respect and excellence.


Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers’ senior, Samuel Arijeloye has participated in several JA programs, including the prestigious Student Ambassador youth leadership development program, the Business Plan Competition, High School Heroes, JA Company program and the Job Shadow program. He has also represented and/or spoken on behalf of JA New York in local media opportunities and at high profile events. He exudes confidence, a passion for business, enterprise and public service and a strong desire to succeed in school and in life – all the qualities of a Student Leader of the Year honoree. Mr. Arijeloye attributes motivation and inspiration of his drive to succeed to his relationship and involvement with Junior Achievement. Currently in his final year of high school, he dreams of attending Business School next year, with the goal of pursuing a career in the field of business and finance.


Goldman Sachs Gives, the donor advised fund of investment bank Goldman Sachs builds on the firm’s long tradition of philanthropy and harnesses the collective generosity of its people, providing an important way for them to increase their support of non-profit organizations around the world. For over 14 years Goldman Sachs has been a source of corporate philanthropic volunteer and funding support for JA New York. In spring 2010, Goldman Sachs Gives made a generous leadership gift of over $400,000 to JA New York to support the delivery of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy education programs to New York City and Long Island K-12 students.

“We’re excited about this opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding achievements of student and business leaders in the JA New York community. Samuel Arijeloye and Goldman Sachs Gives are both examples of the power and impact of achievement when inspired by hard work, generosity, enthusiasm and opportunity,” said Joseph A. Peri, president of JA New York. “The common thread connecting their achievements is the role played by community in supporting the success of our young people in school and in life.”

The event will be attended by over 400 corporate and business leaders as well as JA New York education and community partners and other supporters. For table reservations and ticket information Gabrielle Rattner at: 212-907-0070 or email: [email protected]


For more than 80 years, Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York) has delivered economic education and empowerment programs to NYC and Long Island students. Through a dedicated volunteer network of corporate and community individuals, JA New York provides high-quality in-school, afterschool and summer educational programs to K-12 students.

JA New York is the New York affiliate of Junior Achievement Worldwide, the world’s largest and fastest growing organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. JA educational programs focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.

Today, 126 individual area operations reach more than four million students in the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 122 other countries worldwide. For more information about JA New York and its programs, visit http://www.jany.org.

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