An Update On Our “Educate. Connect. Change.” Campaign From Our Chairs

October 16, 2020

You may recall that the campaign was temporarily paused earlier this year due to COVID-19. This pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live, work and learn. No one and no business— including nonprofits—have been untouched. The academic disruption caused by the pandemic has been well-documented and there remains much uncertainty about how this disruption will impact students overall.

What has emerged for The Actuarial Foundation is a continuous need to be flexible, nimble, collaborative and forward-thinking.

  • We pivoted our Math Motivators program to virtual tutoring to make it easier for students to learn and get the free support they need and we’re rolling it out into dozens of schools across the nation.
  • We worked with multiple vendors to ensure our free, online middle school math resources produced with Scholastic were readily available to teachers, students and parents in need.
  • Our Modeling the Future Challenge Symposium will be held virtually again this year, and registrations are already surpassing expectations.
  • We spent countless working hours on discussions about diversity & inclusion and how that will play a bigger role in our programs and Foundation going forward.

Our goal remains unchanged—to raise $5 million to apply toward solving the persistent problem surrounding math education and financial literacy. Indeed, the need for these resources to ensure the Foundation’s ability to proactively address whatever the future may bring has never been more evident.  We are proud to re-affirm our commitment to reaching the $5 million mark!

If you believe in making a difference, especially in these critical times for students, teachers, and educators, we urge you to pledge your support as we continue to shape the future of math education and equal opportunity for all students. Contact Jason Leppin, Executive Director or Valerie Thompson, Director of Development, to discuss how you can participate in this campaign.  Their contact information is below.

Thank you for your support as our Foundation continues to work on bridging the gap.

Doug and Toni French


Campaign Contacts:

Jason Leppin, Executive Director – (847) 706-3557

Valerie Thompson, Director of Development – (847) 273-8872



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