Horace Mann starts matching donations soon
8 months, 2 weeks ago
Quincy Horace Mann agent Colin Ash encourages teachers to post classroom projects needing funding to DonorsChoose.org ASAP.
Because starting on Oct. 1, Horace Mann will be matching properly coded donations up to $100 to projects posted on DonorsChoose.org, through its "Imagine a Better Classroom" matching donation campaign.
For a project to receive a matching donation, the donor must enter a promotion code at checkout when making a donation. Full-time public school teachers, nurses and guidance counselors wishing to have projects funded can obtain the code from any Horace Mann agent and can pass the code along to colleagues, friends, family and other potential donors.
"The codes enable donors to double the money they donate," Ash said. "$5 becomes $10, $20 becomes $40 and $50 doubles to $100. It speeds the time it takes to get projects funded."
Horace Mann will be donating $250,000 through "Imagine a Better Classroom," increasing its total contributions to DonorsChoose.org to more than $1.5 million since February 2011.
Once Horace Mann donates to a project, the monies stay with that project even after the $250,000 funding is depleted. If a project isn't fully funded, the matching donation returns to the donor who was matched, not Horace Mann, to reallocate to a different project. Gift cards and corporate donations will not be matched.
The matching code is HoraceMann12.