The Michael J. Santanna, Jr. (MJS) Achievement Foundation was established in 2017 in honor of Michael J. Santanna Jr., who passed away in August 2008. Mike Santanna was a hard-working entrepreneur who acknowledged and respected the hard work and perseverance of those who wanted to help themselves. Mike took pride in employing individuals trying to get back on their feet and took them under his wing to help them turn their lives around.

The MJS Foundation's mission is to provide economic assistance to high school students who are attempting to be productive, self-sufficient members of society through entrepreneurial activities or post-secondary education.

Currently, the Foundation's primary function is in awarding the MJS Turnaround Achievement Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes graduating seniors from each of Dauphin County's senior high schools who have turned their lives or their situations around and are now pursuing a post-secondary education. Read more here Turnaround Achievement Scholarship.

Registration Open Soon for our 4th Annual MJS 5k on May 30, 2020 at 8 am!

Visit our Events Page for more information or click HERE for registration

Meet the 2019 MJS Turnaround Scholarship recipients!

Click on the image below to learn more about each of these well-deserving individuals!

MJS Achievement Foundation Awarded $10,000 AssetMark Community Inspiration Award!

We are very humbled to have received $10,000 from AssetMark for winning their Community Inspiration Award. Thank you! See the coverage of the MJS Achievement Foundation below!


The 3rd Annual MJS 5k was a success! This was the first year the event was made public and everyone had a great time!

See live coverage from the 2018 MJS Turnaround Achievement Awards Banquet!

"Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're probably right" - Henry Ford


The Michael J. Santanna Jr. Achievement Foundation is a tax exempt non-profit charity. All donations will be provided an official tax donation receipt. Click HERE to go to our Donate page for more information!