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JA Partners with NFADA

News Release
October 6, 2021

For more information:
Laurie Mahoney
716-853-1381, ext. 211

JA Partners with NFADA

(Buffalo, NY) - The New Car Dealers of WNY Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association [NFADA], has joined with Junior Achievement of WNY [JAWNY] to support learning experiences in JA’s Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Pathways during the 2021-22 school year. 

Betty Murphy, Executive Vice President of the NFADA stated The Board of Trustees is pleased to know that you are embracing entrepreneurship and automotive careers through the Entrepreneurship Pathway learning experiences for K-12 grade studentsWe hope to increase awareness of the tremendous career opportunities available in the automotive industry”.

Additionally, JA will be engaging employees from the NFADA’s member dealerships as volunteers to deliver JA’s one-session JA All About Cars learning experience for high school students.  This program is part of JA’s Financial Literacy Pathway and introduces students to the essential costs related to buying and operating a first car and offers tips on being a smart consumer when purchasing a vehicle. Students will consider their needs and wants to make a real-world connection to the car-buying experience, motivating them to make good financial decisions when buying or leasing.

Laurie Mahoney, JAWNY President, says, “we are excited and honored to partner with the NFADA and their dealerships to introduce young people to jobs in the automotive industry and the vocational training and business skills needed to secure those jobs”.

If you would like to learn more about partnering with Junior Achievement of WNY, please contact Lisa Roy, Sr. Development Manager at

About Junior Achievement of WNY

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in kindergarten through 12th grade about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career & work readiness through experiential, hands-on programs. In the 2020-2021 school year, Junior Achievement of WNY provided learning experiences in 405 classrooms to 9,469 students throughout the eight counties of Western New York. For more information about Junior Achievement and how you can make a difference in a child’s life, visit our Web site at, follow us on Twitter at @JAofWNY, or like us on Facebook at


About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 3 million students per year in 105 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit for more information.

About the NFADA:

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association is a trade association representing more than 120 new car dealerships in Western New York. Initially founded in 1903, the NFADA has been serving new car franchise dealers in our community for over a century. During that time, the nature and scope of our services has expanded dramatically. Although we continue to produce the Buffalo Auto Show annually, and the Show represents our largest single “public” endeavor, we work behind the scenes 52 weeks a year to support the efforts of our member dealers, their employees, and all who live and work in our Western New York Community. In 1999, The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association formed a Charitable Foundation, the New Car Dealers of WNY Charitable Foundation. The Foundation raises money by hosting various events including the Auto Show Charity Preview Party, the Charity Golf Classic Tournament, and the Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition. To date, the Charitable Foundation has invested nearly $3,000,000 in local charitable organizations.

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