Rebuild Raises $20,000 for Florida Schools
February 12, 2018
Rebuild Math Classrooms Raises $20,000 for Florida Schools
Rebuild Math Classrooms, an initiative of The Actuarial Foundation, raised $20,000 for Florida schools impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The check presentation took place at the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations Legislative and Education Leadership Reception held at the Florida Capitol on January 10. Joyce Bohl, Actuarial Director for Humana in Tallahassee and Foundation donor, who presented the check on behalf of The Actuarial Foundation said, “It was a privilege to present the check to the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. The funds will be used to purchase calculators for high-level math, giving all students access to the resources they need to achieve in math!”
The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations’ mission is to maximize the individual and collective strength of Florida local education foundations to support local partners and schools and positively impact student achievement. Collectively, the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) represents 99% of 2.8 million K-12 students all over Florida. According to Mary Chance, president of the CFEF, the $20,000 that is coming to Florida will be used for graphing calculators and other math resources for classrooms in 11 hurricane-impacted school districts in Florida. “We want to eliminate barriers for vulnerable students to be successful in advanced math classes. If your family experienced significant hurricane damage or had to move unexpectedly, buying a $100 calculator would likely not be your top priority,” she said.
Actuaries throughout the United States raised a total of $60,000 to rebuild math classrooms in Florida, Houston and Puerto Rico. These funds will be distributed equally to the Houston Independent School Foundation, the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) and the Foundation for Puerto Rico. Each of these organizations has committed to distributing Rebuild funds to schools in need.