WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance® brought 2018 to a close by surprising five deserving teachers with $500,000 in educational grants to help transform their schools and communities while better preparing students for the future as part of the Thank America's Teachers® program.
Representatives of Farmers® worked with local communities to surprise each teacher with their Dream Big Teacher Challenge® $100,000 grant during the months of November and December following a public voting period that ended in early November. Voters around the country were asked to determine the most intriguing, forward-looking proposals that would deliver better learning experiences for students. The five proposals that received the most votes were:
"It was an honor to surprise five visionary teachers with the funds to help make their dreams a reality and share in the excitement of the students, faculty and community members," said Tu-Han Phan, managing lead of Thank America's Teachers for Farmers Insurance. "Their ambitious proposals truly inspired us and the voting public, which led to Farmers Insurance granting $500,000 to support classroom projects ranging from a mobile literacy clinic to one of the nation's only elementary school agriculture curriculums."
Through Thank America's Teachers, Farmers has awarded more than $4 million dollars in educational grants since 2014. Visit www.thankamericasteachers.com to learn more.
About Thank America's Teachers
Through Thank America's Teachers, Farmers® has invested more than $4 million dollars in educational grants since 2014. Teachers are invited to submit proposals to receive $2,500 and $100,000 grants at ThankAmericasTeachers.com.
About Farmers Insurance
"Farmers Insurance®" and "Farmers®" are tradenames for a group of affiliated insurers providing insurance for automobiles, homes and small businesses and a wide range of other insurance and financial services and products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with over 19 million individual policies nationally through the efforts of more than 48,000 exclusive and independent agents and approximately 21,000 employees. Farmers Insurance Exchange®, the largest of the three primary insurance insurers that make up Farmers Insurance, is recognized as one of the largest U.S. companies on the 2018 Fortune 500 list.
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