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|Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:17 pm Post subject: Airborne Expands Teacher Trust Fund Program (open)
|Airborne Expands Teacher Trust Fund Program for School Art
and Music Programs
Airborne, Inc. ( http://www.airbornehealth.com/ ) has announced that it is tripling the number of states now eligible to receive funds through the Airborne Teacher Trust Fund ( http://www.airbornetrust.com/ ). The announcement follows a strong response from the pilot program, which saw twenty-five teachers in five states receive grants totaling more than $78,000.
Airborne established the Airborne Teacher Trust Fund, a nonprofit charitable corporation, to fund art and music programs in elemen- tary and middle schools that are in jeopardy of being lost or have already been eliminated due to budgetary limitations.
The fund awarded its initial grants to elementary and middle- school teachers in California, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Missouri.
The ten new eligible states are Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Utah. The company plans to award a total of $250,000 in grants for the 2006-07 school year.
Elementary and middle-school teachers in the eligible states wishing to apply for grants should visit the Airborne Teacher Trust Fund Web site for program details and application infor- mation.