The Dearborn County Retired Teachers Foundation, Inc., a 501(c ) 3, is a group of retired teachers in Dearborn Co., IN, who support the active teachers in our county. We give an annual $500 grant/award to an active teacher in our local schools. Unfortunately, we are the only such group in our county working in behalf of active teachers in our communities. The teacher must apply and then is selected anonymously at a general meeting of the retired teachers. Receipts must be presented in order to obtain the money to be used in the classroom. Consideration is given to innovative/creative teaching and those whose project would have the most impact on the greatest number of students. The website for our organization is dearborncountyrta.org. Complete documentation and explanation of our process can be given upon request. As retired teachers we feel that we are in a unique position to help the active teachers as we can readily recognize good and innovative teaching. Help us help the students in our area schools.