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 August 1, 2017:

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 *Joseph Sanberg
James Lintott **Rachel Kaganoff Stern & Eric Stern **

 

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

Learn More About Harris Seed
Harris Seed is a former Junior Statesmen Foundation Board Member 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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Ranjit AhluwaliaHon. Michael McCurryTony Ressler & Jami Gertz
Amb. Frank and Kathy BaxterLenny & Christine Mendonca **Gabriel Stempinski
David Gray Carlson **June Thurber Paine & Garrett PaineAnne E. Swenson

 

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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Benjamin & Debra AnsellAnne Raby Gates *Maria Shim & Nick Fox
Alex Evans **Jeff Harris **Fred Simmons
David & Marianna FisherScott & Sharon Miller *Marc & Eva Stern
Hon. Beth FreemanDan PalmerThomas Warden
Joan Garner **Richard & Karen Prosser *
Scott Garner **Bob Rapp *

 

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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Hon. Niraj Antani +Daniel & Bonnie Germain ***Gayle Miller
Cassie ArnoldDonald P. Germain & Vita Germain **Sherri Nelson
Hon. Marty Barash **Andrew Green & Emily GeeJerry Newfarmer **
Linda Helen BennettDrew & Katie GibsonPatrick & Angela O'Connor
Domenick BertelliTor Gronborg *Dale & Ayako Okuno
Lanhee & Cynthia ChenGlenn and Michele Havskjold *Matthew Patchell & Ruth Bernstein
Don & Elissa ChennavasinAuren HoffmanMatthew Randazzo
Eric CioeLiz Hunter ***William Riffle *
Brian CollinsTatiana Blackington James & Todd JamesVirgil Roberts
Roxanne CooperAnn KaganoffT. Gary Rogers
Chris Cowart +Bryan Kenny & Monica SarangHilton Romanski *
Stephen DavidsDinesh KhuranaDavid Schellhase *
Deborah DoddsLarry Klane *Dan Schnur *
Joseph & Maggie DrakeIsrael and Sarah KleinHarris W. Seed ***
Michael Edelstein *Brian LazarusPeter & Helen Smith ***
Douglas Feith & Pamela Auerbach *Michael and Debra LinickJoan Stern
William & Patricia FlumenbaumHon. Edwin MeeseAlex and Heather Weingarten **
Marc Franklin **Mona Metwalli **Beth Wilson
Abe and Jennifer Friedman

 

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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Charlie AdamsJohn and Marilyn Guevara *Ray Remy
Sheela AhluwaliaJohn HarrisonJeremy Roach
Danguole and William AltmanDarrel HessIsrael Rocha, Jr.
Leonard M. ApcarAnne HipshmanJames and Diana Rogers **
Jean Stern Atkinson *Maryann and Jodie HofferRoberto Ruiz, Sr.
Rajendu and Aarati BaxiFrank HuangEstelle Saltzman
Cheryl BayneBrian L. JohnsonNeal Shenoy
Gail BeckerMarc and Margaret KennyKevin Smith
Scott Bekemeyer **Arnavaz KodiaJune Sobel
Ben Birken*Rosemary LabereeSusan Solinsky & Paul Duryea **
Seth BirnbaumSabrina Lieberman +Stephen Spitz ***
Peter Boyajian +Deborah LucasGreg Teshara *
Mary Jane BradyDavid MarchickSusan Thurman
Elaine Chapin & Mike FitzsimmonsC. Max McDonald *Alan and Susan Tivoli
Evelyn EhrlichWilliam D. McDowall *Marsha Trant
Michele FarquharTimothy McShaneMark Uyeda *
Hon. Vic FazioMichael MeeseSue Van
Robyn FieldJennifer and Phil MerkowElizabeth Ventura
Myra Firth **Bonita Moore *Lawrence Young
Tracy FitzsimmonsWilliam "Kip" MoralesQin Yu
Nick and Kathy FranklinArt Morgan *Phillip Zabriskie +
Edmund GellerEdward Mullen **Shannon Scott Zerman
Kay GibsonAndrew Plotch +
Julie Goldsmith *Fred Pomerantz

 

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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Leslie AsherCathy HessLuca Pistor
William BensonDan Hess +Daniel Pomerantz
Liza BercoviciLeslie HuynhJustin Radell
Aaron BloomCassandra JohnsonHelen Raiser
Sandra Bunn **Mac JonesSteven Ramirez
Meghan Byrum +David and Judy Joss *Priya Ranjan
Bart ClarksonTessa KaganoffKirk Riedinger
Connie CummingsIan and Amanda Kalin *Benjamin and Ellen Ron
Suzanne Dale Estey *Lauren Kim +David Schiff
Gia Daniller-KatzMark KleimanChris Sentmier +
Sachin DesaiRobert Knee +Janet Shnider
Ted Elliott *Erik KronstadtManohar Singh
T. Jack FosterTed Lempert & Nicole Bergeron **Jessica Singleton * +
Glen Fuller *Scott LiSteven Speno
Joe GarciaJames Longhofer * +Brett Steinfeld
Brenda GarciaDean Marolla-TurnerJames and Andee Steinman
Virginia GeorgeParker Maxwell +William Termyn
Janice GinleyF. Curtis MaySuribabu Thummala
Meghan Ginley +Shayna Mittler van HoftenMark Tobias
Vishal Goradia +Ross MudrickCathy Tsai
Larry GuillemetteNikhil Mulani +Fred Turkington +
Karyn Dest HarringtonDonna MummeVanessa Tyson
Larry HavesonJennifer Okwudili +Nikunj Vaishnav
Jennifer Bunn Hayden & Eric Hayden **Ann OrkinAnna Waggener & Hossein Alidaee +
Garrett Herrin +Edward Park +

 

* 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.
+ young alum (graduated in 2004 or later.)

Fall State Pricing Guide

Pricing package details for all Fall State conventions are listed below.  Note that these prices apply only to chapters that register online using MyJSA. The paper registration fee is an additional $10 per student.  There is also a late fee of $15 per person for chapters that do not complete their registration by the registration deadline.

Fall State Pricing Package Details 2017

CONVENTIONEARLY REGISTRATION PRICESREGULAR REGISTRATION PRICES
Southern California
(Los Angeles)
Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Sept. 26

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 16

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Southeast
Fort Lauderdale Marriott North
Oct. 28 - 29, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 3

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 16

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Northern California
Santa Clara Marriott
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 13

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 20

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $120.00
Ohio River Valley
Sheraton Columbus
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 3

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 30

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Pacific Northwest
Doubletree Seattle Hotel Airport
Nov. 11 - 12, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 3

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $200.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 30

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $225.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Mid-Atlantic
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 10

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $200.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $220.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 6

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $225.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $220.00
Southern California
(Orange County)
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 17

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Standard Registration Period: Oct. 31

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $185.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $125.00
Texas
Sheraton Austin Hotel
Nov. 18 - 19, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Oct. 25

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $215.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 6

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $200.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $250.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Midwest
Madison Concourse Hotel
Dec. 2 - 3, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Nov. 8

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $150.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $215.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $220.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 20

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $175.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $240.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $100.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $220.00
Arizona
Tucson Marriott University Park
Dec. 9 - 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Nov. 8

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 27

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $110.00
Northeast
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Dec. 9 - 10, 2017
Early Bird Registration Period: Nov. 8

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $165.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $210.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $320.00
Standard Registration Period: Nov. 27

Student Package 1 - Registration Fee: $200.00
Student Package 2 - Registration Fee: $250.00

Teacher Package 1 - Shared Room: No Charge
Teacher Package 2 - Private Room: $160.00
Teacher Package 3 - Private Room: $320.00


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