Principal Foundation Announces $10,000 Grant to The Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivators Program

July 15, 2020

SCHAUMBURG, IL (July 15, 2020)
 – Principal Foundation announced a pledge to The Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivators tutoring program with a one-time, $10,000 grant supporting the efforts at two Des Moines-based high schools: North High School, which is entering its second year in the program, and Roosevelt High School.

“We are so grateful to Principal for supporting The Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivators Program and for its commitment to changing lives with math education,” said Jason Leppin, executive director. “Today, more than ever, teachers and students need the individualized tutoring, community building, and mentorship this generous grant will provide. This added support means more students and teachers will have access to hands-on, personalized tutoring at no cost.”

The Math Motivators program aims to help close the opportunity gap in math education and STEM careers with a volunteer-driven math tutoring program that pairs middle and high school students who need and want tutoring, but cannot afford it, with college students and professionals in fields that require strong math skills. After a successful pilot in Seattle, the program now offers virtual tutoring options to current and future participating schools and centers. Virtual tutoring enables the Math Motivators team to support students in a broader range of locations, including urban and rural areas more distant from where our volunteers work and reside. It also provides opportunities for volunteers not located in an area close to a current Math Motivators program to participate.

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About The Actuarial Foundation

The Actuarial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the philanthropic institution for the industry in the United States. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance math education and financial literacy through the talents and resources of actuaries. The Foundation’s vision is an educated public in pursuit of a secure financial future. Further information is available at:


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