Tuesday of this week was a special day: Teacher Appreciation Day and GiveNOLA DAY, a 24-hour online giving event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation where donations receive a partial match from the foundation. Leading Educators encouraged friends and supporters to show their appreciation for teachers by giving to the organization via GiveNOLA. By the end of the day, over 80 people donated to Leading Educators, raising over $33,000 to support teacher leaders and the students with whom they work! We are proud to say that 100% of the Leading Educators staff contributed during the event, showing their dedication to our mission not only through their everyday work but also through their personal donations.
Stay tuned--next week we will find out the grand total that includes the match from the foundation. For now, we are touched by the support we saw during GiveNOLA and look forward to next year's event.