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Les Gold is the honored recipient of a "Partner of the Year" award from Winning Futures.

Les Gold Honored Recipient of 2019 “Partner of the Year” Award from Winning Futures

By | Community Engagement, Detroit Love, from Les Gold, Uncategorized

Les Gold, founder & president of American Jewelry and Loan, is honored to receive a “Partner of the Year” award from Winning Futures, an organization who has been empowering high school students to succeed as adults in the workforce since 1994.

On May 15, 2019, over 300 students, staff, mentors, partners, and supporters gathered at the Winning Futures 25th Anniversary Awards Celebration. During the event, Les was recognized as Partner of the Year, along with Hamilton Chevrolet and Warren Consolidated Schools.

Les was named Partner of the Year for serving as emcee and helping to raise over 425,000.00 for the benefit of Winning Futures during their annual gala live auction fundraiser event, “Corks & Forks“.

 

Les Gold to receive "Partner of the Year" award from Winning Futures of Metro Detroit, MI.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary and presented by Lear Corporation, Winning Futures (WinningFutures.org) is a nationally recognized and award-winning expert in empowering high school students to succeed. Through their evidence-based and structured Workforce Prep program, students throughout metro Detroit are immersed in a four-year experiential curriculum that begins in tenth grade and continues through one year post high school. The program includes in-class mentoring, life skill development, goal setting, job readiness training, and career exploration. With help from volunteer mentors and partnerships with the business community, students are transformed into self-reliant, employable, and productive adults with defined academic and career goals, and highly desirable workforce skills. Since 1994, Winning Futures has positively impacted more than 49,000 students and awarded $1.9 million in scholarships.

 

 

Les Gold to Act As Celebrity Auctioneer in 2019 JA Business Hall of Fame Live Auction

By | Community Engagement, from Les Gold

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan will hold its annual Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Live Auction Fundraiser.

Les Gold, president and founder of American Jewelry & Loan, is proud to participate as celebrity auctioneer for the live auction portion of the event.

The live auction event is a fundraiser for JA, who the Golds have partnered with to promote entrepreneurship and business skills in young people via The Gold Bank. The Gold Bank is a source for low-interest small business loans for students involved in the JA Company program, which teaches entrepreneurship to high school students. In order to receive a loan from The Gold Bank, students must present their business idea to a panel of business leaders, including the Golds.

This year’s induction ceremony and live auction will be held at beautiful Lovett Hall at The Henry Ford museum. The JA Business Hall of Fame honors business leaders in Southeastern Michigan who exemplify what JA hopes to teach and inspire in young people.

Les Gold will act as celebrity auctioneer at the JA 2019 Hall of Fame ceremony.