David Little, an executive vice president at U.S. Bank, was recently chosen from more than 151,000 volunteers nationwide as one of eight recipients of the Junior Achievement’s most prestigious national award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership Award.
Little has served for more than 28 years on JA boards in various markets, and he is currently serving on the JA of West Kentucky Board of Directors in Owensboro, as well as the Dallas JA board. He has sponsored and generated more than $3 million to local operations through special events and employee giving.
Junior Achievement’s Gold Leadership Award honors volunteer excellence, presented in recognition of leadership in supporting and expanding JA’s student impact, resources, operational excellence and sustainability.
“Our local business community’s support of JA is critical to achieving our mission, to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy. David Little is a remarkable example of that spirit of dedication and service to others,” said said Dan Douglas, president of Junior Achievement of West Kentucky. “In a very real way, he helps students here and throughout the region get the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.”
Junior Achievement of West Kentucky, based in Owensboro, annually impacts more than 2,000 students through a dedicated volunteer network, providing educational programs for kids in grades K-12 that focus on business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy and career development.