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Review for iEARN-USA (International Education and Resource Network) , New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen this organization grow from 10 schools in Moscow and 10 schools in NY State to over 40,000 schools in about 120 countries; and do it with no loss of integrity and sense of mission. It is a testimony to the philosophy and the thousands of mostly volunteers, teachers and students.

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Role:  Board Member

Review for iEARN-USA (International Education and Resource Network) , New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Our foundation has been funding iEARN since 1988. I consider it to be the best investment we have made. When we started investing there were 9 countries and about 90 teachers impacting about 400 children. Today there are 130 countries, an estimated 36,000 teachers impacting over 3,000,000 children. When we provided seed money, we were donating about $150,000/year and iEARN's budget was about $400,000/yr. Now, because of their success, we provide funding in the two digits and their budget has increased to over $4,000,000/yr.! I would call that money well spent!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

visiting many countries of the world where iEARN lives including interviewing teachers and students in those countries. For many it is a life-changing experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to increase revenues from foundations and other non profits.

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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The need to have teachers and children communicate in an effective way so that they can experience their common humanity; and as a result of that reduce the potential for conflicts and wars and practice cooperation for a peaceful future for our children and the planet.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I am convinced of the results produced over 23 years, and organizations like this need donations for overhead that are not covered in grants.

What would you tell others about this organization?

It is the largest, most effective, K-12 global education network in the world, with proven results of 23 years of service.

Role:  Donor & I was a businessman, educator and philanthopist.