Program Sponsors and Partners
The National Teacher of the Year Program, sponsored by Target®, is a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers in partnership with the ING Foundation, the University of Phoenix and People to People Ambassador Programs.
Since 1962, Target has committed 5% of its income to support communities. Today, that totals more than $3 million in giving every week. Target is excited to announce a new chapter of that commitment: a pledge of $500 million by the end of 2015 to support education and help kids learn to read.
ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services to over 85 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of over 130,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.
In the U.S., the ING (NYSE: ING) family of companies offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves over 17 million customers across the nation.
ING’s diversity management philosophy and commitment to workforce diversity, diversity marketing, corporate citizenship and supplier diversity fosters an inclusive environment for employees that supports a distinctive product and service experience for the financial services consumer. For more information, visit http://www.ing.us
About the ING Foundation
The ING Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities where ING operates and its employees and customers live. Through charitable giving and employee volunteerism, the foundation focuses on sustainable programs in the areas of financial literacy, children's education and diversity. For more information, visit www.ing-usafoundation.com
About the University of Phoenix
As a leading University in providing access to education, our guiding principle in all we do is to enhance the appreciation and accessibility of education in our communities. Our goal is to not just make education possible for our students, but to make education possible for everyone by supporting organizations that value learning.
University of Phoenix awards each State Teacher of the Year a Teaching It Forward scholarship to present to a high school student of their choosing in their respective states and territories.
About People to People Ambassador Programs
People to People Ambassador Programs is the most recognized and respected educational travel provider and has provided more than 400,000 citizens of the world the opportunity to promote peace through understanding. The Ambassador Programs include Citizen, Student, Sports and Leadership to promote international and domestic programs for professionals, students, athletes, and the leaders of tomorrow. Participation in a People to People Ambassador Program contributes directly to personal success in a globalized world and fosters international friendships.