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State Coalition of the Year Award

Jump$tart’s State Coalition of the Year Award was first suggested by Dr. Lew Mandell, one of the Jump$tart Coalitions founding board members, and was introduced by Jump$tart in 2005.  This award is an important recognition of the significant contribution of Jump$tart’s affiliated state coalitions and is an opportunity to show our appreciation for these grassroots coalitions, which operate almost entirely with volunteers.

The State Coalition of the Year Award recognizes: the sound structure and management of the state coalition; its effectiveness and innovation in reaching, supporting, and assisting teachers; its public awareness activities; its effectiveness in carrying out Jump$tart’s State Coalition Common Strategy; and the level of participation and collaboration within the coalition itself. 

2013 Colorado Jump$tart
2013 Colorado Jump$tart

The Colorado Jump$tart Coalition accepts the 2013 State Coalition of the Year Award. Those pictured above include (from left to right): Jason Alderman, Visa Inc; Colorado Jump$tart Coalition Executive Director, C.J. Juleff; and Mary Medley, President & CEO, Colorado Society of CPAs and chairman of the Colorado state board of directors.  Colorado Jump$tart

2012 Washington Jump$tart
2012 Washington Jump$tart 
Coalition

Jump$tart Washington President Amy O'Donnell (center) and Vice President Lyn Peters (far right) accept the 2012 State Coalition of the Year Award from Laura Levine, national Jump$tart President; Angel Zapata, Jump$tart Board Member; and Ted Beck, Jump$tart Chairman. Washington Jump$tart

2011 Iowa Jump$tart
2011 Iowa Jump$tart

Rod Reed, chairman of the Iowa Jump$tart Coalition, accepts the State Coalition of the Year Award at the 2011 Annual Awards Dinner. Iowa Jump$tart

2010 California Jump$tart
2010 California Jump$tart 
Coalition

California Jump$tart Chairman Karen L. Anderson (left) accepts the 2010 State Coalition of the Year Award at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel from Laura Levine, Jump$tart Coalition (center), and Annika Little, Bank of America. California Jump$tart

2009 Tennessee Jump$tart
2009 Tennessee Jump$tart

National Jump$tart Chairman Neil Milner (far right) presents the award to Tennessee Jump$tart President Jackie Morgan (second from left), while Vice President Carla Jarrell (far left) and Immediate Past President Christy Minton look on. Tennessee Jump $tart

2008 Virginia Jump$tart
2008 Virginia Jump$tart

National Jump$tart Chairman H. Randy Lively (left) presents the award to Virginia Jump$tart Chairperson Tina Lambert. Virginia Jump $tart

2007 Louisiana Jump$tart
2007 Louisiana Jump$tart

National Jump$tart Chairman H. Randy Lively (center) presents the award to Louisiana Jump$tart State Leader Ken E. Uffman (right), while Harry Goff, chairman and CEO of CitiFinancial North America, the event underwriter, looks on. Louisiana Jump$tart

2006 Utah Jump$tart
2006 Utah Jump$tart

Utah Jump$tart Chairman Lynn Rowe (left) accepts the award from National Jump$tart Chairman H. Randy Lively (center), while Loretta Abrams, senior vice president of Consumer Affairs for HSBC North America, the event underwriter, looks on. Utah Jump$tart

2005 Wisconsin Jump$tart
2005 Wisconsin Jump$tart

Dr. Lewis Mandell (left) presents the first State Coalition of the Year Award to Wisconsin Jump$tart Chairman David Mancl. Wisconsin Jump $tart