The Foundation
Universal has a strong sense of social responsibility providing community support through programmatic support for 501(c)(3) organizations through the Foundation. The Foundation is committed to goodwill as is evident in its investment in the community and in addition to financial support, promotes employee volunteerism. The Company also provides support for events through corporate contributions.

Universal currently has significant business operations in the following locations:

  • Momence, Illinois
  • Oxford (Granville County), North Carolina
  • Rocky Mount (Nash County), North Carolina
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Kenbridge, Virginia
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Grandview, Washington
  • Prosser, Washington

Periodically we shine our spotlight on one of the programs or events we support. Perhaps yours will be next. Good luck, and thank you for what you do for our communities.

Universal Leaf Foundation’s Support Provides Positive Impacts at Junior Achievement of Central Virginia

By: Jennifer Boyle, President & CEO

"What I learned from JA gave me a new perspective on needs vs. wants. I never realized how much things such as food, electricity, and insurance cost. The lessons I learned through JA impacted the way I think about money and my future. I was able to learn the difference between a savings and checking account. When I turned eighteen I researched what would be the best bank for me. Going into my senior year, thinking about what Junior Achievement did for me has impacted the way I think about my lifestyle and career choices. It is vital that my job financially aligns with my needs and wants.”

    Litia Turner
    Goochland High School
    JA Future Laureate Scholarship Recipient 2020

Over 50 years ago, Junior Achievement of Central Virginia (JACV) was formed with a goal to provide students with the skills and knowledge to become successful adults – and this continues today. With a mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy, we are helping to grow a strong and savvy workforce of individuals who are able to make smart money and education choices. We offer dozens of experiential programs that prepare, inspire, and empower young people to learn healthy money habits, research jobs and careers, and explore the entrepreneurial mindset.

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