Distinguished Giving Honor Roll

JSA honors the generosity of our individual donors through membership in giving societies based on their contributions each fiscal year. Below is the JSA Honor Roll for the year ending September 30, 2014:

* has given at this level or above for 3+ consecutive years.
** has given at this level or above for 5+ consecutive years.
*** has given at this level or above for 7+ consecutive years.

The Prof. Rogers Society — $25,000+

Learn More About Prof. Rogers
The idea for what is now known as the Junior State was first conceived by Professor E.A. Rogers, founder of the Montezuma Mountain School for Boys in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains in the early 1930s. An innovative educational philosopher and teacher, Prof. Rogers had long maintained that one of the primary needs of a democracy was to train its youth in the essentials of good government. He believed that without an informed populace, a democracy is worthless. Troubled by what he perceived as the corrosive effects the Great Depression was having on American democracy, Prof. Rogers responded with a challenge to his students to engage them in the issues of the day. The students resolved to, “make politics a noble profession,” and offer training in statesmanship and leadership. The training would be student-led and experiential, with students electing office holder and setting priorities. In 1934 he encouraged nearby schools to send delegations to a “Conference on Youth on American Ideals” and on November 9, 1934, founded The Junior Statesmen of America.

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Paul Hrabal*Eric Stern & Rachel Kaganoff Stern*
James Lintott*


The Harris Seed Society — $10,000 – $24,999

Learn More About Harris Seed
Harris Seed is a Junior State Board Trustee and longtime benefactor of the Junior State. A 1943 JSA Summer School graduate at the Montezuma School for Boys, Mr. Seed, President of the Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation, awarded scholarship funds to thousands of JSA students who would not otherwise have been able to participate in the Junior Statesmen Summer School. As a result of these scholarship grants, the Junior State of America expanded into a national program and the Summer School program expanded to elite campuses across the country.

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Hon. Frank BaxterChris KellyJoseph Sanberg*
David Gray Carlson*Lenny & Christine Mendonca*
Anne Raby GatesGarrett Paine & June Thurber Paine


The Jack Teeters Society — $5,000 – $9,999

Learn More About Jack Teeters
Jack Teeters, a 1948 JSA Summer School graduate at the Montezuma School for Boys,
played a pivotal role as executive director in the 1960s, helping the organization survive fiscal challenges. It was during his tenure that JSA first conducted the Summer School on the Stanford campus. Mr. Teeters continues to be an important benefactor to Junior State working with the benefactors who fund the annual Teacher-Fellow program at the Montezuma Conference.

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Ranjit AhluwaliaDonald Germain & Vita GermainScott & Sharon Miller
Martin BarashAndrew KleinWilliam & Carol Ouchi
Alex Evans**Michael McCurry*Ronald Smith
David & Marianna FisherMona Metwalli


The Prosser Society — $1,000 – $4,999

Learn More About The Prossers
Richard and Karen Prosser have impacted The Junior State more than any other individuals in the last half century. Richard Prosser served as Executive Director of the Junior Statesmen Foundation for nearly 40 years (1969-2007). He oversaw a massive expansion of JSA chapters across the United States, changing the organization from a California-based group with a couple dozen high schools to a nationwide movement of 600 high schools in 33 states. His message was clear to every student: that democracy works, that young people matter, and that every one of us can and should make a difference in the world. Karen, serving on staff from 1975 to present, personally oversaw a transformation in JSA’s summer school programs, expanding them from a few dozen students on one campus to as many as 1,000 students on six campuses. She also spearheaded the annual Montezuma Leadership Summit that develops the abilities of promising JSA student leaders. Because of Richard and Karen Prosser more than 10,000 students per year now participate in The Junior State, making it the largest student-run organization in the country.

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David & Ann ArchieLarry HavesonRichard & Karen Prosser**
James BaconGlenn & Michele Havskjold*Bob Rapp
Steve BayneElizabeth Hunter*Lauren Renaud
Seth BirnbaumMohammed IslamWill Riffle
Jennifer BunnMartin JacobsJohn & Sharon Roberts
Roxanne CooperAnn KaganoffJames & Diana Rogers*
Chris CowartAshok & Neha KakadeHilton Romanski
Joseph DrakeJames KatzDavid Schellhase*
Michael EdelsteinMarc & Margaret KennyDan Schnur
Pamela Auerbach & Douglas Feith*Larry KlaneNick Fox & Maria Shim*
William FlumenbaumIsrael & Sarah KleinFred Simmons
Marc Franklin*Kyle & Emme KozloffPeter & Helen Smith**
Hon. Beth Freeman***Brian LazarusRobert Smith
Glen FullerMichael LinickPaul Duryea & Susan Solinsky*
Joan Garner**Walter & Carol Marks*Yonho Song
Scott Garner**Daniel MellowEva Stern
Andrew Green & Emily GeeGayle MillerJoan Stern
Daniel & Bonnie Germain***Art MorganAnne Swenson
David GreenJerry Newfarmer*Neelam Tathagat
William GreifShelby NotkinGreg Teshara
Tor Gronborg*Dale OkunoJohn Wanninger
Larry GuillemetteDan PalmerThomas Warden
Jeff Harris**Angela PhillipsAlex Weingarten*


The Nancy Wallace Society — $500 – $999

Learn More About Nancy Wallace
Nancy Wallace is a retired Teacher Advisor from Freehold Township High School in New Jersey. Though student-directed the Teacher Advisor role is critical to a successful Junior State civic engagement experience. Ms. Wallace is beloved by generations of students and exemplifies the characteristics of great teachers and JSA Teacher Advisors everywhere: kind, patient, wise and firm.

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Jennifer AnastasoffCraig GarnerEdward Nahmias
Benjamin & Debra AnsellJulie Goldsmith*Vigo & Arlene Nielsen
Dixon ArnettGarrett GrahamZina Pistor
Cassie ArnoldJohn Guevara*Chase Poffenberger
Jean Stern AtkinsonHarry HarrisonLori Otto Punke
Dianne Chipps BaileyAuren HoffmanSteven Ramirez
Michael & Bonnie BarrDave HougeMatthew Randazzo
Rodney BarretoDaniel HudkinsVirgil Roberts
Cheryl BayneWinstina HughesIsrael Rocha, Jr.
Scott Bekemeyer*Gerald JaegerJanice Rutherford*
Linda Helen BennettTodd James & Tatiana Blackington JamesHarris Seed***
Matthew Patchell & Ruth Bernstein*Ian & Amanda KalinHayedeh Sepahpur-Scott
Ben BirkenBryan KennyJessie Singleton
Lorraine Stevens Brown*James LeeDrew Solender
Sandra BunnMarc LiebermanStephen Spitz***
Elaine ChapinVivian Tsai LobsangMarc Stridiron
Lanhee ChenJames Longhofer*Tracy Thomas
Alex ChiocchiBethany MancusoGrant Thompson*
Deborah DoddsTerence MascarenhasSusan Thurman
Myra Firth*William McDowallMark Uyeda
Kathy FranklinHilary MeseroleElizabeth Ventura
Craig & Lisa FleischmanBonita Moore*Jeremy Wainwright
Marc & Kim FriedmanEdward Mullen*Paul Weiden
Crystal Frierson*Allison MusanteCaprice Young


The Montezuma Society — $250 – $499

Learn More About Montezuma
The Montezuma Mountain Ranch School for Boys was founded in 1910 by Junior State founder Professor Ernest A “Prof” Roger in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco. It was at the Montezuma School that Prof Rogers’ ideas about democratic education and civic participation developed. Since 1988 the Montezuma Foundation has sponsored an annual leadership training retreat for young Junior State leaders that show great promise to make a positive impact on civil society.

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Mitchell AbbottJim Finsten*Christopher Nguyen
Kirsti AhoAbe FriedmanRamona Nicholson*
Emily AlmaJon GliddenVince Tsai & Sarah Ouchi
Jeff BaxterVishal GoradiaPriya Pamnani
Rachael BeekmanMuneesha GoyalAlicio Pina
Liza BercoviciJohn GrimaldiFred Pomerantz
Hon. Ted Lempert & Nicole Bergeron*Frederic HarveyDaniel Pomerantz
Dennis BlankenshipHolly HoganAmy Prosser
Aaron BloomDavid & Judy Joss*Ed Prosser
Thelma BoacTessa KaganoffJustin Radell
Eve BukowskiAdam KallerHelen Raiser
Cora BurnCaroline KellyEdmund Regalia
Karen CahenEdward KimRay Remy*
Robert Cain*Glen KraemerJeremy Roach
Zhiping ChenEnno Krebbers*Estelle Saltzman***
Don ChennavasinCatherine Langford*Breenan Sanderbeck
Joshua CheungJames LeeJoyce Shumate
Dayna Schocke ChungAmy Messigian LegaultCaroline Siderius
Andy ClarkJordana LewisKevin Smith*
Bart ClarksonDerek LivingstonMark Smith
Seth CohenMark Verheiden & Sonja LuchiniJune Sobel
Brian CollinsEdda MargesonTalia Soglin
Jim Conklin*Tess MauricioKristen Andersen Thomas
David CrossonC. Max McDonaldBeata Thorner
Connie CummingsMichael MeeseMark Tobias
Lori DavisDana MeeseRobert & Allison Toll
Giovanni DegidioRyan MensingAnna Waggener & Hossein Alidaee
Ted ElliottLiria MersiniSean Welch*
Suzanne Dale EsteyDavid MezzeraDiane Elan Wick
Noel FajardoKim MorimotoBeth Wilson
Vince FarhatErnest MorrisPhillip Zabriskie*
Hon. Vic FazioSean MurphyShannon Scott Zerzan


* has given at this level or above for 3+ consecutive years.
** has given at this level or above for 5+ consecutive years.
*** has given at this level or above for 7+ consecutive years.