Horace Mann donates $10,000 to celebrate educators 40 DonorsChoose.org projects completed

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 23, 2019) – Horace Mann, a company helping educators achieve their financial goals, celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week earlier this month by completing 40 DonorsChoose.org projects with its $10,000 Spring Into Action Sweepstakes. Educators from 20 different states won funding to complete their projects which included items like special chairs, math tools, books, bins and more. DonorsChoose.org is a website that connects educators and donors.

“The students were so excited when the chairs arrived,” said Priscilla Zavala, a special education teacher at Kindred Elementary in San Antonio, Texas. She requested special seating for her students. “The classroom has become a fully flexible seating environment for our special education classroom.” Zavala says she’s able to allow students to select a chair that fits their needs and take it to their general education classroom to use.

Dawnell Bonsangue, a special education teacher at Marian Bergeson Elementary School in Laguna Niguel, California, requested wireless mice. “There is an amazing app called Mouse Mischief where students collaborate and engage in meaningful learning through using and clicking their mouse, instead of the pencil to paper type of learning,” said Bonsangue. “Students who get to engage in the lessons learn quickly and enjoy the experience of taking control.”

Since Horace Mann started its partnership with DonorsChoose.org in 2011, it has contributed more than $4 million to educator projects. Horace Mann also offers DonorChoose.org workshops for schools because it believes DonorsChoose.org offers a solution for educators, providing them the supplies they need for the classroom without having to spend their own hard-earned money.

About Horace Mann

Horace Mann (Horace Mann Educators Corp. (NYSE:HMN)) is the largest financial services company focused on providing America’s educators and school employees with insurance and retirement solutions. Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. For more information about the company, visit horacemann.com.

Contact: Michelle Eccles, Horace Mann, (217) 788-5394, michelle.eccles@horacemann.com

Sweepstakes winners

Joyce Rusitanonta, Ambassador School of Global Education, Los Angeles, CA

Melissa Murray, Cedar Lane Elementary School, Olivehurst, CA

Dawnell Bonsangue, Marian Bergeson Elementary School, Laguna Niguel.CA

Sarah Deaton, Mary Ann Sanders Elementary School, Modesto, CA

Tracy Cairns, Valley of Enchantment Elementary School, Crestline, CA

Lysa Long, Hayden Valley Elementary School, Hayden, CO

Jennifer Doyon, Anna E. Norris Elementary School, East Hartford, CT

Tia Mincey, John M. Moriarty Environ Science Elementary School, Norwich, CT

Benjamin McLane, Wish Elementary School, Hartford, CT

Laura Rogers, Bethlehem Elementary, Bethlehem, GA

Jenny Reese, Dearing Elementary, Dearing, GA

Katrina Stucki, I T Stoddard Elementary School, Blackfoot, ID

Jeannie Pimentel, John L. Marsh Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Paige Cain, Madison Elementary School, Quincy, IL

Maureen Hoffman-Wehmeier, Greenwood Middle School, Greenwood, IN

Corey Simon, North High School, Evansville, IN

Amy Steadman, Derby North Middle School, Derby, KS

Jennifer Wiltse, Starside Elementary School, DeSoto, KS

Erica Dryden, Stockton Elementary School, Stockton, KS

Leah Landers, Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy, Lafayette, LA

Kimberly Lundquist, Mason Road Elementary School, Dudley, MA

Alicia Clifford, Gov. James B. Longley Elementary School, Lewiston, ME

Sandra Harris, Northside Elementary, Elizabeth City, NC

Becky Au, Sonoma Elementary School, Las Cruces, NM

Bonnie Palbaum, Edna F. Hinman Elementary School, Henderson, NV

Kelly Campbell, Charles A. Mooney Elementary School, Cleveland, OH

Felisha Ferber, Glenfair Elementary School, Portland, OR

Jodi Hanauer, Juniata Park Academy, Philadelphia, PA

Jillian Emert, Washington Elementary School, Allentown, PA

Edwin Roehl, Greenbrier Elementary School, Greenville, SC

Whitney Camacho, McColl Elementary Middle School, McColl, SC

Ashleigh Simmons, Christa McAuliffe Middle School, Houston, TX

Eloy Mitchell, Kindred Elementary School, San Antonio, TX

Priscilla Zavala, Kindred Elementary School, San Antonio, TX

Melissa Tom, Swift Elementary School, Arlington, TX

Morgan Hash, Clarksville Elementary School, Clarksville, VA

Cynthia Mills, Dan River Middle School, Ringgold, VA

Brigette Sears, J L Francis Elementary School, Richmond, VA

Amy Ruppert, Prices Fork Elementary School, Blacksburg, VA

Karen Onorati, Pine Tree Elementary School, Kent, WA

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