See below for a list of the nonprofits chosen as 2017 J Tank winners receiving Janus Foundation awards.
Read more about the foundation and about Janus Capital Group. Since its inception in 1994, the Janus Foundation has distributed more than $39 million to non-profits to benefit causes that matter to its employee community.
Janus Capital Group is a B:CIVIC member and 2017 Founding Circle Investor in B:CIVIC.
Janus Foundation Picks Winners for $215,000 J Tank Initiative
You’ve heard of Shark Tank, the TV show about entrepreneurs competing for investment capital, but what about
J Tank? Well, it’s the brainchild of the Janus Foundation, and happens here in Denver, involving Janus Capital Group Inc employees and others in the community.
The Janus Foundation will channel $215,000 to the more than seven winning non-profit organizations whose reach is both local and global. Winners of the J Tank competition, all nonprofit organizations, were nominated by Janus Capital Group employees.The winning non-profit, Camp Boggy Creek, will receive a $75,000 donation, and the first and second runners-up, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver and Operation Underground Railroad, will receive $40,000 and $25,000, respectively. Pictured to the left is the check presented to Camp Boggy Creek, with J Tank participants and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
This was the second annual J Tank challenge, and more than 450 employees voted in the competition. Employees submitted 28 proposals considered for the finalist round, where seven finalists made their case to a panel of judges as to why their non-profit should win the top prize.
The winning submissions were judged by Tiphani Krueger, President of the Janus Foundation and Executive Vice President, Human Resources, at Janus Capital Group (pictured below left, middle person) and her five fellow judges. Other judges included B:CIVIC member Bruce DeBoskey, owner of The DeBoskey Group (pictured next below, he is third from right), former Denver Broncos player and President of Corporate Kickoff Reggie Rivers( pictured to the right, he is third on the right); Jessica Oh, Anchor at Denver’s NBC affiliate 9 News ( bottom row, left picture on the left); Amelia Earhart, Reporter at Denver’s NBC affiliate 9 News (below, bottom row, middle picture, left), and David Edinger, City and County of Denver.
About the J Tank Winners
Camp Boggy Creek
Camp Boggy Creek was founded in 1996 by Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, with one simple premise in mind, that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand in hand with camp. http://www.boggycreek.org/
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization that builds strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home. https://www.habitat.org/
Operation Underground Railroad
Since being founded in 2013 Operation Underground Railroad has gathered the world’s experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. https://ourrescue.org/
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing is Standard Chartered Bank’s global community investment program to tackle avoidable blindness in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. http://seeingisbelieving.org/
Pat Tillman Foundation
The Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. http://pattillmanfoundation.org/
Light the Night
Light the Night is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) funding of research to find blood cancer cures. http://www.lightthenight.org/#
Sunrise Cambodia is a world-class charity working on the ground in Cambodia to give much-needed help to at-risk kids, struggling families and poor communities in some of the most poverty-stricken provinces of the country. http://sunrisecambodia.org.au/