By Kim Jones, Chairman and CEO, Curriki
Curriki’s goals are ambitious – bridging the educational divide between rich and poor to bring high-quality OER to students all over the world. It would be laughable to try to do that alone, wouldn’t it?
Fortunately, Curriki has visionary partners who are as deeply committed to our mission as we are, and who sustain us, year after year, so that we can continue working to make a difference through education.
The Amgen Foundation is a wonderful example of this.
The primary philanthropic vehicle of the biotech leader Amgen, the Foundation has made a grant of $25,000 to help Curriki – again. The Foundation did the same thing in 2016, providing the kind of support that has helped Curriki become the leading – and CODiE-award winning – K-12 global community for creating and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER).
Why does the Foundation support organizations like Curriki? Because it wants to inspire the next generation of innovators. Future innovators need high-quality education, especially in STEM, to help them recognize the exciting possibilities. By helping Curriki, the Amgen Foundation provides students the tools they need to make that difference. It’s an investment in the future.
Amgen also believes in strengthening communities, and finds in Curriki a global education community where its support has the potential to have a huge impact.
We are so fortunate that the Amgen Foundation shares our conviction about the importance of science education to innovation. This generous grant will help Curriki offer even more cutting-edge science education options to teachers and students around the world, and help create a community of learners who will be able to make a real impact.
About the Amgen Foundation
The Amgen Foundation is an integral component of Amgen’s commitment to dramatically improve people’s lives, and is the principal channel for Amgen’s corporate philanthropy. It has contributed nearly $300 million to local, regional and international nonprofit organizations that reflect Amgen’s core values and complement the company’s dedication to impacting lives in inspiring and innovative ways.
The Foundation places a strong emphasis on strengthening science education and is committed to investing in meaningful, evidence-based initiatives that make a difference at the local, national, and international levels. To that end, the Amgen Foundation has contributed nearly $130 million to advancing science education programming globally. Learn more at www.amgeninspires.com.
Kim Jones is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Curriki. Kim is active in driving policy initiatives and is regularly featured as an honorary speaker on the impact of technology in education at influential meetings around the world. Learn more at Curriki.org.
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