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Farmers Insurance® Awards $500,000 in Educational Grants to Five Teachers Nationwide

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Throughout November, Farmers® surprised teachers in California, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Washington with $100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge® grants to help fund classroom projects


Woodland Hills, Calif. (December 18, 2017) — Farmers Insurance® continued to invest in its commitment to educators across the country by surprising five teachers with $500,000 in educational grants to help transform their schools and communities and better prepare students for the future.

Representatives of Farmers® partnered with local communities to surprise each teacher with their $100,000 grant throughout the month of November following the close of a public voting period in October. Voters around the country were asked to determine the most intriguing, forward-looking proposals that will deliver better learning experiences for students. The five proposals that received the most votes were:
 

  • Ms. Sherrie Johnson of Clinton High School in Clinton, Oklahoma; sponsored by Farmers Insurance Agent Valerie Miller
  • Ms. Laura Holborow of John P. Stevens High School in Edison, New Jersey; sponsored by Farmers Insurance Agent Edward Van Eckert
  • Mr. Ro Osano of Castaic Middle School in Castaic, California; sponsored by Farmers Insurance Agent Christine Gonzales
  • Ms. Tues D Chambers of Ballard High School in Seattle, Washington; sponsored by Farmers Insurance Agent Elaine Eugenio
  • Ms. Patricia Morgan of Stevenson Middle School in Honolulu, Hawaii; sponsored by Farmers Insurance Representative Bill Doherty
     

"It was an honor to surprise five deserving teachers with the funds to make their dreams a reality and witness the excitement of the students and members of the community," said Tu-Han Phan, managing lead of Thank America's Teachers® for Farmers Insurance. "Their ambitious visions truly inspired us and the voting public, which led to Farmers Insurance granting $500,000 on initiatives ranging from a solar-powered greenhouse to bringing a student-run media program into the 21st century."

Through Thank America's Teachers, Farmers has awarded more than $3 million dollars in educational grants since 2014. Farmers encourages all teachers to apply and will start accepting $100,000 and $2,500 proposals for the 2018 program beginning in mid-January. Visit www.thankamericasteachers.com to learn more.

About Thank America's Teachers
Through Thank America's Teachers, Farmers has awarded over $3 million dollars in educational grants since 2014. The public helps determine who receives the grants at ThankAmericasTeachers.com. Farmers awards 180 grants valued at $2,500 throughout the year, in addition to the five $100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge® grants, awarded at the end of this year.

About Farmers Insurance
"Farmers Insurance®" and "Farmers®" are tradenames for a group of affiliated insurers providing insurance for automobiles, homes and small businesses and a wide range of other insurance and financial services and products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with over 19 million individual policies nationally, through the efforts of more than 48,000 exclusive and independent agents and approximately 21,000 employees. Farmers Insurance Exchange®, the largest of the three primary insurance insurers that make up Farmers Insurance, is recognized as one of the largest U.S. companies on the 2017 Fortune 500 list. For more information about Farmers Insurance, visit Farmers.com, Twitter and Instagram, @WeAreFarmers, or Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.