Stunning gift from Herb Kohl means $500,000 more for Wisconsin classrooms


Just as students are settling into a new school year and teachers are scrambling to fully stock their classrooms, Herb Kohl Philanthropies made the stunning decision to fully fund the “Donors Choose” campaigns of nearly 700 Wisconsin teachers, serving about 43,000 students across 141 districts. The Donors Choose program allows any teacher to put up a wish list for things that would improve the classroom experience for their students.

Bobby Tanzilo of reports:

In the past, I’ve talked about how small gifts made by regular folks like us to classrooms via can make a difference for Milwaukee kids.

Today, Herb Kohl Philanthropies really upped the ante by funding the Donors Choose campaigns of nearly 700 Wisconsin teachers whose classrooms serve about 43,000 students in 140 districts.

The mass donation – totaling $500,000 – included full funding for 223 projects at dozens of Milwaukee Public Schools.

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