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Shapiro & Duncan raises almost $15,000 for the Junior Achievement of Greater Washington Programs

Shapiro & Duncan raises almost $15,000 for the Junior Achievement of Greater Washington Programs Junior Achievement mission since 1919, has been to transform lives through its innovative, hands-on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship K-12 programs.

Rockville, MD – May 31st, 2018 – Shapiro & Duncan hosted their annual Bowl-A-Thon event on May 17, 2018 to conclude their fundraising campaign for the Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (JA) programs. This unique team building event aims to inspire participants to contribute to building the future workforce while raising funds to support JA’s financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs in the Washington, DC Metro area. With the help of their sponsors and donors, Shapiro & Duncan raised a total of $14,827 towards inspiring the next generation.

45 donors championed S&D’s fundraiser for JA, including corporate sponsors and S&D in-house participation. Thank you to our partner corporate sponsors which included: Insurance Associates, HPS Specialties, HAVTECH, Boland Trane, Cathell Associates, RMR and Associates and Preferred Insurance. Their generous support and participation drives the success of this fun for all event and provides critical funds supporting the wonderful mission of JA. Leading up to the event S&D hosted our first Monday mornings March Madness Bake Sale at the office for Junior Achievement. S&D staff baked and brought in goodies for sale raising $487 towards our total amount raised.

“I want to say thank you on behalf of the 70,000 students in the Greater Washington region to Shapiro & Duncan. We couldn’t do this without them. The time their team spent in the classroom volunteering to the dollars they raised at the 2018 Bowl-A-Thon makes it all possible. Our world readiness and financial literacy program are critical for the next generation, so they can own the 21st century workplace.” – Amy Marcenaro Heckman, Executive Vice President and COO, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington.

Shapiro & Duncan believes in the importance of partnering with organizations that promote education and prepare youth for the future. We feel very strongly about giving back to our community, and our multi facet partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is our biggest hands-on outreach effort. Through this annual venture, 20 employees volunteered at Banneker Middle School in April 2018, guiding 6th graders through educational activities on how to prepare and make better financial decisions for their future.

“Insurance Associates is proud to sponsor Shapiro & Duncan’s fundraising initiative for the Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. Their commitment to making a difference in our children, the future of tomorrow is something we applaud. For many years, S&D has been actively involved with Junior Achievement. They strongly believe in enabling our younger generation with tools for success through JA’s work readiness and financial literary programs. It is truly a wonderful cause and we are glad to be a part of it.” – Aldo Pasquariello, CIC & Executive Vice President.

Year after year, Shapiro & Duncan has partnered with Junior Achievement in this powerful initiative to transform the preparedness of our region’s youth from a mission to a major movement. During the 2016 – 2017 school year, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington served 66, 256 students. We believe that if this generation is financially capable, tenacious, and equipped with the skills to think outside the box and manage risk effectively, they can welcome opportunity in a complex modern economy. Shapiro & Duncan will continue to abet this ongoing effort to inspire young people for success.

About Shapiro & Duncan Inc.: S&D is a “Mechanical Solutions Provider of Choice” for commercial, government and institutional customers throughout the D.C. metro area for mechanical construction, design-build and traditional projects, as well as equipment replacement and 24/7 service. A third generation family business, Shapiro & Duncan since 1976 has established a track record of dependability and innovation that has consistently enabled the company to deliver high value and efficient mechanical infrastructure to its customers. The company also provides well documented mechanical solutions utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) to ensure prompt delivery of each and every project. Shapiro & Duncan also promotes state-of-the-art quality, coordination and sustainability prefabricating mechanical and plumbing assemblies for all projects from their manufacturing plant in Landover. Design, Build, and Sustain are the guidelines for the mechanical solutions that Shapiro & Duncan provides on every project. To learn more about the company of Shapiro & Duncan visit www.shapiroandduncan.com or call (301) 315-6260.