SOURCE: The Horace Mann Companies

The Horace Mann Companies

April 21, 2015 17:26 ET

Horace Mann Donates $10,000 to DonorsChoose.org Projects to Honor Top Illinois Superintendents and Principals

SPRINGFIELD, IL--(Marketwired - April 21, 2015) - Horace Mann President and CEO Marita Zuraitis presented some of the top superintendents and principals in her company's home state with a $10,000 donation to fund school projects from each of their schools through DonorsChoose.org. Horace Mann co-sponsored the IASA Superintendents of Distinction and IPA Awards for Excellence Luncheon at the Governor's Mansion on Tuesday. During the event, the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) honored 21 Superintendents of Distinction and the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) honored four Principals of the Year.

"Your efforts make your schools great, and we celebrate that," Zuraitis told the honorees. "We're donating to DonorsChoose.org projects to support your efforts to encourage quality teaching and putting children first."

Horace Mann, which was founded 70 years ago by two Illinois teachers and maintains its national headquarters in Springfield, provides retirement solutions and insurance. Horace Mann partnered with DonorsChoose.org in 2011 and has since donated more than $2 million to help educators get the supplies they need in their schools. Company representatives also teach educators how to post projects on DonorsChoose.org and provide tips to increase funding.

Five superintendents and one principal had DonorsChoose.org projects in progress. Horace Mann completed that funding and committed their Horace Mann representatives to assist the other 19 to post a project and then provide funding. Altogether, more than $10,000 will be donated to the honorees' schools. The projects funded included Chromebooks, a Mimeoteach interactive board, books, iPad minis, an iPad Air and Classroom Classics Read-Along sets.

About Horace Mann

Horace Mann (Horace Mann Educators Corp. (NYSE: HMN)) is the largest national multiline insurance company focusing on educators' financial needs. Horace Mann provides auto and homeowners insurance, retirement annuities, life insurance and other financial solutions. Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. For more information about the company, visit horacemann.com.

About DonorsChoose.org

Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is a nonprofit website where public school teachers describe specific educational projects for their students, and donors can choose the projects they want to support. To date, almost 232,000 public and charter school teachers have used the site to secure funding for $321 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that have supported 14.4 million students. 

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