March 28, 2016 | Mark Neilson | Leave a comment Marla Black (center), President & CEO at Junior Achievement of San Diego County, accepts an initial $6,000 gift from Brian Cahill (left), President of Balfour Beatty Construction’s California Division and Barry Menzel (right), Managing Director of Training Funding Source (TFS). The donation represents a partnership of shared savings between Balfour Beatty Construction, JA San Diego, TFS and Accretive of San Diego and is projected to reach $28,000 in the next year.Junior Achievement of San Diego County appreciates its collaboration with Accretive of San Diego. The company uses an innovative and unique approach to help nonprofits by incorporating Accretive’s PinPoint FoundRaising™ model. This is a shared cost saving program generated by for-profit businesses to specifically help non-profits by pre-allocating a share of potential savings to one or more nonprofits. “We are excited to see the model working” said Marla Black, President and CEO at JA of San Diego. “The support will help us to reach an additional 15,000 students each year through JA Finance Park, a new high-tech learning experience designed to help our high school students own their economic success and make smart financial choices.” “We are pleased to be able to share a portion of the state training funds Accretive and TFS helped us secure with Junior Achievement of San Diego” noted Balfour Beatty Construction’s Southwest Division President, Brian Cahill, who also is a long-standing volunteer & Board member for JA San Diego. “It’s a unique approach and we are happy to be a part of it. I encourage other companies to consider a similar approach – sharing “found money” with their chosen nonprofits,” he added. Junior Achievement of San Diego works locally to impact 60,000 students in K-12 classrooms each year. Junior Achievement’s programs teach kids how to get a job, start a business and how money works.