Junior Achievement Announces 2019 Tulsa Tycoons and Centennial Celebration

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Dr. Clarence Oliver, JA Centennial honoree.

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma announced the honorees for its fourth Edition of Tulsa Tycoons, A Night of Monopoly fundraiser. The 2019 honorees are:

 Lynn Flinn, Rowland Group-Work Readiness Honoree

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 Pat Piper, Bank of Oklahoma-Financial Literacy Honoree

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 Dana Weber, Webco Industries-Entrepreneurship Honoree

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In addition they have selected Dr. Clarence Oliver as the JA Centennial honoree.

This year, Junior Achievement of Oklahoma’s largest fundraiser is both a chance to honor local business leaders and celebrate a significant milestone. JA was founded in 1919, so this year’s Tulsa Tycoons event will include commemoration of the organization’s centennial.

“Very few organizations make it to 100 years, much less continue to grow and thrive like Junior Achievement has,” said JA of Oklahoma President Shannan Beeler. “We are taking this opportunity to celebrate and honor what’s come before, but also look toward the future as we work to inspire and prepare our young people to succeed in our ever-changing world. We’ve selected companies and Honorary Tycoons this year who represent each of the three pillars – financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness – upon which JA was built.

Tulsa Tycoons, a Night of Monopoly, fourth Edition, includes a mobile auction, live auction, networking, stories of JA impact, and amazing food. In addition, attendees can engage in low-key Monopoly-themed activities. The event will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa.

Funds raised from the event and auction will support Junior Achievement programs, which will bring lessons on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness to more than 58,000 students this academic year. Financial literacy prepares students to manage resources effectively through courses on budgeting and planning. Entrepreneurship lessons focus on what it takes to start, manage and grow a business. Work readiness helps ensure students understand the skills they need to successfully enter the workplace.

“We look forward to honoring this year’s Tulsa Tycoons because of their commitment to business, education and the Tulsa community,” said Beeler. “Their leadership in the community should be an inspiration to any student now learning about business and entrepreneurship through Junior Achievement.”

Sponsorships and tickets are now available. For more information concerning Tulsa Tycoons, A Night of Monopoly, fourth Edition, please contact Martha Rongey at eat0@eau0eav0eaw0, call (918) 663-2132 or visit www.tulsatycoons.com.

Sponsors for the event include: Chairman of the Board – AAON, and Bank of Oklahoma, Mobile Auction Sponsor – US Cellular, Free Valet Parking Sponsor – Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust, Business Magnates – Cherokee Nation Businesses, The Consultants, Ltd., Ernst & Young LLP, H.A. & Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust, Linde Engineering North America, and Williams, Property Owners – Cancer Treatment Centers of America / Tulsa, Capital One Auto Finance, CCK Strategies, Grant Thornton, Matrix Service Company, the Tulsa Regional Chamber, and Zeeco, Inc.

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