Unsung Heroes / National Teacher of the Year

Unsung Heroes / National Teacher of the Year

Voya Financial recognizes the challenges in education in the U.S., and we are committed to doing our part to support organizations and programs that share our mission to empower not only teachers, but also our youth to discover their own potential and enable them to build a better future for themselves and for society. Below is information about our signature program, ING Unsung Heroes, and key sponsorships supporting education and educators.

 

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08/22/2013 | Woodbury Patch

Language arts teacher Lindsey Kowalsky won a $2,000 grant for her "20th Century History Helper" project.

08/22/2013 | The Alpena News

Robert Thomson is one of 100 teachers across the country to receive a $2,000 ING Unsung Heroes grant to put toward his award-winning teaching program. Thomson's students have been working to spread...

08/21/2013 | Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

Pinkerton, Ohio teacher Kris Owen won an ING Unsung Heroes Award.  The $2,000 grant will help fund the Ridgeview Outdoor Classroom STEM Design Challenge, a project charging students with creat...

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ING Unsung Heroes Logo

Logo of the ING Unsung Heroes program

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Maryland Teacher Takes First Place in National ING Unsung Heroes Awards® Competition

Allison Butler, a teacher at Glen Burnie High School in Glen Burnie, Md., has received the first-place prize in the national 2013 ING Unsung Heroes® awards program. Through this program, ING U.S. awards grants to educators throughout the U.S. for innovative teaching ideas. As the first-place winner, selected from nearly 1,300 applications, Butler received $25,000 to add to her initial $2,000 grant, bringing her grant total to $27,000 to help fund “Art at the Speed of Light.” Presenting the award was Chuck Williams, vice president, at ING U.S.

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Minnesota teacher takes second place in the 2013 ING Unsung Heroes Program

Eric Songer, a teacher at Chaska Middle School West in Chaska, Minn., received the second-place prize in the national 2013 ING Unsung Heroes® awards program.Through this program, ING U.S. awards grants to educators throughout the U.S. for innovative teaching ideas. As the second-place winner, selected from nearly 1,300 applications, Songer received $10,000 to add to his initial $2,000 grant, bringing his grant total to $12,000 to help fund “The Next Generation of Music.” Presenting the award was Fern Shackelford vice president at ING U.S.

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2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau

President Barack Obama presents the 2013 National Teacher of the Year Award to Jeffrey Charbonneau, a high school Chemistry, Physics and Engineering teacher in Zillah, Washington. ING U.S. is a national sponsor of the National Teacher of the Year program.

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Additional Information

About ING: National Teacher of the Year

About ING: Children's Education

About ING: ING Unsung Heroes®