JASON WHITE, Witness Riches

Jason White died unexpectedly on August 16 leaving a wife and two children and is receiving his award posthumously. White was the owner of Witness Riches, which provided financial coaching and credit repair services to people across America. He attended Adrian College, where he earned his degree in marketing. In 2013, after quickly failing at selling life insurance, he took a leap of faith and started his financial improvement company. He used his self-education and life experiences to teach and serve his community of over 100,000 Dough Chasers on using their money as a tool and improving their creditworthiness so they could reach their goals more quickly using credit. To help those who may not have been able to afford his services, he often shared financial tips and strategies on his YouTube channel , which had over 400 videos and 25,000 subscribers. His social media  had over 30,000 followers, and his financial literacy blog had over 45,000 subscribers.

Through his career, he had many notable achievements, such as authoring a book, Credit Building Secrets; owning his business since 2013, with seven brands serving the community; maintaining employment for all 13 staff members during the pandemic; achieving an A+ Better Business Bureau rating; increasing the company revenues by 21% and total clients served by 29%; and fostering a community of over 100,000 with financial literacy tools and services through the company, among others.

In the community, White had donated  500 backpacks and school supplies to families in underserved communities and he was excited to double that this year; gave 100 turkeys away each Thanksgiving to families in the Toledo area; and hosted free credit building workshops to the community at The University of Toledo, the Mott Library, and Canaan Manifested Word Church.