Jack Rybicki, managing principal of CliftonLarsonAllen’s Tampa office, was selected to receive the Vanguard Award from Junior Achievement Tampa Bay.
The Vanguard Award recognizes individuals, and organizations, who exemplify the philanthropic qualities that are at the forefront of Junior Achievement’s movement and who support Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay through volunteerism, donations, sponsorship and contributions, according to a statement.
“We are so grateful for Jack Rybicki’s dedication to the students of Tampa Bay,” said Richard George, president of Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, in the statement. “Through this relationship, we are able to provide young people with support for their success in post-secondary education, empowering them to believe in a brighter tomorrow.”
Junior Achievement works in collaboration with the education and business communities, and uses integrated learning models focused on career readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
“The goals of this organization align well with those of the CLA Foundation and my personal goals of helping at-risk youth through economic mobility and financial literacy,” said Rybicki. “I have been honored to be involved in Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay for nearly 20 years, as a classroom and capstone program volunteer, financial supporter, board member and recent board chair.”