National Memorial to Fallen Educators receives donation toward new book Featured

From left to right: 60th District Representative Mark Schreiber, Emporia Chamber President & CEO Jeanine McKenna, Roy Bishop, Angie Schreiber, Carol Strickland and ESU Teachers College Dean Ken Weaver appear pose at a check presentation Thursday at the National Memorial to Fallen Educators. From left to right: 60th District Representative Mark Schreiber, Emporia Chamber President & CEO Jeanine McKenna, Roy Bishop, Angie Schreiber, Carol Strickland and ESU Teachers College Dean Ken Weaver appear pose at a check presentation Thursday at the National Memorial to Fallen Educators. Photo by Brandon Peoples/KVOE News

Fundraising for a new book at the National Memorial to Fallen Educators has received a nice boost thanks to a generous donation from American Fidelity Assurance Co.


The Oklahoma-based company presented a $5,000 check during a ceremony Thursday at the memorial. Account Representative and National Teachers Hall of Fame board member Roy Bishop says it was not a hard decision for the company.

The cost of a new book is $40,000. National Teachers Hall of Fame Director Carol Strickland says the book is needed as they've simply run out of space for additional names.

Fundraising is not done just yet. Strickland says they've also received word of another large gift which will be received later in August. As a result of the advance notification, the NTHF has already made arrangements to order the new book.

The Memorial to Fallen Educators received national designation earlier this year and was rededicated during Hall of Fame week in June. Strickland says the designation has allowed them to solicit more funding opportunities nationwide.

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