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Herb Kohl funds more than $500,000 worth of Wisconsin teachers' projects on philanthropy website

Posted at 1:50 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 14:50:42-05

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee businessman, philanthropist and former Wisconsin State Senator Herb Kohl is once again making a difference in Wisconsin.

According to our partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal, Kohl has flash-funded $507,000 to Wisconsin teachers who signed up on, a philanthropy website.

The teachers’ projects represent educational supplies, technology, equipment and instruments, training and trips, plus food, clothing and hygiene products, according to a news release.

“Teachers humbly and resourcefully go the extra mile for their students,” Kohl said In an interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal.

“I am inspired by their actions, which help bring equity to Wisconsin’s classrooms. While these efforts are priceless, the materials cost money – money teachers should not spend out of their own pockets.”

Kohl has proved $2 million in classroom support to Wisconsin teachers since 2016.

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