K-2 believes in the importance of giving back to the community. We do this through initiatives that provide opportunities to those in need of a helping hand.
Junior Achievement (JA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. With a mission to empower students by teaching them important skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, JA has been making a positive impact for over 100 years.
K-2’s sponsorship helps JA provide students with practical knowledge and real-world experiences that enables them to develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. We look forward to working side by side with JA for many years to come, helping them to bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace.
For more information, visit the Junior Achievement website
The Miracle League is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2015 and based in Miami, FL. The Miracle League program provides an opportunity for children with physical and/or developmental challenges to play baseball and be part of a team. The Miracle League makes dreams come true.
Kevin and Mark both currently serve on the Board of Directors.
For more information, visit the Miracle League’s website.
ThumbsUp International‘s mission is to expand attitudes about life’s possibilities by connecting people across all abilities to conquer athletic challenges together. We can all dream a little bigger by asking for help and working together. ThumbsUp places people in a position to help fellow adaptive/disabled athletes reach their goals. We hope to elevate the importance of inclusivity, empathy and resilience in our community through races and educational outreach programs in schools.
Mark is a current member of the Board of Directors at ThumbsUp .
For more information, visit ThumbsUp’s website.
Kevin Kacer, Principal of K-2 Ventures, currently serves on the FSU Finance Advocacy Board of Directors. As a member of the board, Kevin is responsible for preparing students for success in their careers while also helping in the further development of the FSU finance program.
Fun Fact: Both Kevin and Mark Kacer attended FSU for their undergrad degrees.
For more information visit Department of Finance Professional Advocacy Board
Meet the next generation of the Kacer family! Mark’s grandchildren, Kevin’s nephew and niece, and future interns at K-2 Venture Partners.
The Kacer family faced the devastating loss of beloved wife, mother and grandmother (lovingly referred to as “Grammi”) Debra Schubert Kacer in February 2021. Debbie was a retired CPA who left her career to raise her family. Debbie loved making home-cooked meals and creating memories with her family. During Kevin and Brandon’s baseball years, she could always be found in the bleachers with a scorebook in hand cheering on her team. She was the “ultimate baseball mom” and was loved by all of the players. Debbie and Mark lived in Palmetto Bay in a “cul-de-sac” of close friends. Together they lived a life full of joy and memories with their children and friends that are like family.
Her warm smile and generous nature will be forever missed by all that knew her.