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Horace Mann Flash Funds More Than 50 DonorsChoose.org Projects in Its 'Day of Donations' for National Teacher Day

SPRINGFIELD, IL--(Marketwired - May 06, 2014) - Horace Mann flash funded $25,000 in DonorsChoose.org projects today as part of its "Day of Donations" celebrating National Teacher Day. Fifty-one teachers either had their projects completed or brought closer to completion thanks to the donations.

"Some teachers received $1,000 towards their project while others received a smaller donation that fully funded their project," says Vice President of Integrated Communications Dawn Klintworth. "Projects included books for classroom libraries, exercise balls, tablets, notebook computers and more."

Horace Mann partnered with DonorsChoose.org in 2011 and has donated more than $2 million to the organization which helps connect teachers with donors. Horace Mann agents have helped fund projects and have also gone into classrooms to teach educators how to post projects on DonorsChoose.org.

Horace Mann continues to celebrate the spirit of the movement all week with these #TeachItForward activities:

  • Horace Mann's Teach It Forward giveaway - Each day during Teacher Appreciation Week, Horace Mann will randomly select an educator who entered their Teach It Forward giveaway to receive a gift valued at $500 -- and that educator will select another educator to surprise with a gift valued at $500, as well. Details of the contest are on their Facebook page, reacheverychild.com and horacemann.com.
  • "I Teach It Forward!" featured educators - Visit horacemann.com or Horace Mann's Facebook page during Teacher Appreciation Week to meet educators who inspire their classrooms, challenge their students and battle adversity to #TeachItForward.

Visit Horace Mann's Facebook page or horacemann.com to find more details about their Teacher Appreciation Week activities.

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, Ill. 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, nearly 184,000 public and charter school teachers have used the site to secure funding for $238 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that have supported 11.3 million students. 

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