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 U.S. (NYSE: VOYA), which plans to rebrand in the future as Voya Financial, is a premier retirement, investment and insurance company serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States. The company's vision is to be America's Retirement Company and its guiding principle is centered on solving the most daunting financial challenge facing Americans today - retirement readiness. Working directly with clients and through a broad group of financial intermediaries, independent producers, affiliated advisors and dedicated sales specialists, ING U.S. provides a comprehensive portfolio of asset accumulation, asset protection and asset distribution products and services. With a dedicated workforce of approximately 7,000 employees, ING U.S. is grounded in a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible - one person, one family and one institution at a time. For more information, visit http://ing.us.
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.