Detroit Businessman Wins Top Volunteerism Award; Sharf to be Honored At National Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Junior Achievement

    DETROIT, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement today announced
 Stephan Sharf has been chosen from more than 100,000 volunteers nationwide to
 win the organization's highest award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership
 Award.  Sharf, president of Troy, Mich.-based Sharf International Consultant
 Associates, will be honored April 26 at Boston's Historic Symphony Hall as
 part of a pre-celebration activity for the annual National Business Hall of
 Fame.
     "Detroit's business community is a wonderful source of pride to us," said
 Thomas Dewar, president of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan Inc.
 "Mr. Sharf, in particular, is a remarkable example of the true spirit of
 generosity.  In a very real way, he directly contributes to the hopes and
 dreams of Michigan children."
     For more than 15 years, Sharf has contributed significant time and money
 to the organization, including an investment of $250,000 to help establish JA
 of Southeastern Michigan headquarters in downtown Detroit.  He also serves as
 a local JA board member, a volunteer position he has held since 1984.
     Gold Leadership Awards are awarded each year to Junior Achievement's top
 volunteers.  The awards are based on each volunteer's level of participation
 and leadership in Junior Achievement operations.  JA will honor ten Gold
 Leadership Award winners this year.
     The National Business Hall of Fame has honored the nation's most
 distinguished business men and women for outstanding contributions to free
 enterprise and the promise of a better, stronger society since 1975.  Junior
 Achievement of Southeastern Michigan will hold its local Hall of Fame event on
 May 1 at the Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn.
     Junior Achievement is the world's largest and fastest growing organization
 dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free
 enterprise.  Through age-appropriate curricula, JA programs begin at the
 elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world
 around them as individuals, workers and consumers.  JA programs continue
 through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for additional
 key economic and workforce issues they will face in the future.  Today, JA
 reaches nearly four million students through 158 offices nationwide and an
 additional one million students in 108 countries worldwide.  For more
 information, visit www.ja.org .
 
 

SOURCE Junior Achievement
    DETROIT, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement today announced
 Stephan Sharf has been chosen from more than 100,000 volunteers nationwide to
 win the organization's highest award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership
 Award.  Sharf, president of Troy, Mich.-based Sharf International Consultant
 Associates, will be honored April 26 at Boston's Historic Symphony Hall as
 part of a pre-celebration activity for the annual National Business Hall of
 Fame.
     "Detroit's business community is a wonderful source of pride to us," said
 Thomas Dewar, president of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan Inc.
 "Mr. Sharf, in particular, is a remarkable example of the true spirit of
 generosity.  In a very real way, he directly contributes to the hopes and
 dreams of Michigan children."
     For more than 15 years, Sharf has contributed significant time and money
 to the organization, including an investment of $250,000 to help establish JA
 of Southeastern Michigan headquarters in downtown Detroit.  He also serves as
 a local JA board member, a volunteer position he has held since 1984.
     Gold Leadership Awards are awarded each year to Junior Achievement's top
 volunteers.  The awards are based on each volunteer's level of participation
 and leadership in Junior Achievement operations.  JA will honor ten Gold
 Leadership Award winners this year.
     The National Business Hall of Fame has honored the nation's most
 distinguished business men and women for outstanding contributions to free
 enterprise and the promise of a better, stronger society since 1975.  Junior
 Achievement of Southeastern Michigan will hold its local Hall of Fame event on
 May 1 at the Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn.
     Junior Achievement is the world's largest and fastest growing organization
 dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free
 enterprise.  Through age-appropriate curricula, JA programs begin at the
 elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world
 around them as individuals, workers and consumers.  JA programs continue
 through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for additional
 key economic and workforce issues they will face in the future.  Today, JA
 reaches nearly four million students through 158 offices nationwide and an
 additional one million students in 108 countries worldwide.  For more
 information, visit www.ja.org .
 
 SOURCE  Junior Achievement