Edkey, DonorsChoose announce partnership 

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Edkey – Sequoia Pathway.

Edkey Inc., operator of Sequoia Pathway Academy in Maricopa, announced Friday a new partnership with the national nonprofit DonorsChoose to help teachers tap into a network of 4 million donors to support classroom projects and more seamlessly align with organizational strategy and operation.

Edkey teachers have raised $91,538 and completed over 127 projects on DonorsChoose. These projects range from books to laptops to other tools to enhance the learning environment and support student success.

“This partnership offers new opportunities for teachers to fund projects that will help them provide the kind of educational experiences our students need to be prepared to thrive in the 21st Century,” said superintendent Mark Plitzuweit. “By partnering with DonorsChoose, we can better support Edkey Inc. teachers who are creating lessons that increase students’ excitement about coming to school every day.”

As one of the 500-plus members of the DonorsChoose District Partnership Program, Edkey will be able to fully support teachers in the use of the platform, ensure safety and security, and align efforts with the organization’s strategic priorities. Edkey Inc. will be able to monitor all donated materials, principals will be notified each time a project is funded and receive early notification when there are new “match” funding opportunities.

“We are excited to have Edkey Inc. as a new member of the District Partnership Program,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose. “Edkey Inc. teachers and administrators continue to work hard to make sure students succeed, so far, they have raised $91,538 from donors across the country. We can’t wait to see how the DonorsChoose community can support these educators even more through our partnership.”

Edkey Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides high quality educational services to a variety of institutions, empowering fulfillment of their individual missions. Their services promote the improved quality of individual and family life.

DonorsChoose is the leading way to give to public schools. Since 2000, more than 4 million people and partners have contributed $1.2 billion to support 1.5 million teacher requests for learning resources and experiences. As the most trusted crowdfunding platform for teachers, donors, and district administrators alike, DonorsChoose vets each request, ships the funded resources directly to the classroom, and provides thank yous and reporting to donors and school leaders. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, their highest ratings for transparency and accountability. For more information, visit https://www.donorschoose.org/

For information, please contact Jerry Lewis, assistant superintendent at Edkey. 480-861-6931. jerrylewis@edkey.org