For more than 2,514 students in Whitley County, JA programs are an exciting addition to their classroom curriculum. They are preparing for economic success, and they are discovering the connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world.

To join us as a volunteer, contact Stacey Dumbacher at (260) 415-3422 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

To make a donation to ensure this learning continues, click here.

Volunteer Conduct Standards



ja golf

Annual Golf Classic: June 15, 2018, 9am-2pm

Eagle Glen Golf Course
129 S Eagle Glen Trail
Columbia City, IN 46725

To register your team or learn more details please click here. 


Annual Car Show: Saturday, August 4, 2018 

In downtown Columbia City, from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. around the courthouse. Proceeds benefit our Whitley County students participating in Junior Achievement. You can register at the gate for $15 or pre-register for $10 by July 5th.


Denim Days For JA - November 19 & 20, 2018

If you are interested in participating in this community wide event, please contact Maureen Shippy, (260) 414-8034, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Teresa Ladd, TK Ladd Architecture (President)
Lara Burita, Baden Gage & Schroeder (Vice President)
Julie Copeland, Superior Essex (Secretary)
Scott Duffitt, Starr CPA & Associates (Treasurer)


Baily Beiswanger, Micropulse, Inc. 
Holly Brennaman, 3Rivers Federal Credit Union
Jordan Burkholder, Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Jennifer Hauser, Lutheran Health Network
Lori Heuer, Whitley County Consolidated Schools 
Linda Hyndman, ProFed Credit Union
Trent Marsh, Community Volunteer
Kevin Rothgeb, PNC Bank 
Pamela Smith, Midwest America Federal Credit Union
John Snyder, Principal, Whitko High School 

Teen Members

Grace Cotter, Columbia City High School
Brooklyn Kelley, Churubusco High School
Jada Kirkpatrick, Churubusco High School 

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