Submitted by ING
"ING is proud to sponsor the National Teacher of the Year program again this year," said Bill Jasien, senior vice president and head of the education and retail market distribution. "We would like to congratulate Kimberly Oliver and the other state winners for their commitment to children across the country."
ING's primary objective is to help educators manage their financial resources, providing retirement programs and planning to hundreds of thousands of educators across the country. However, giving back to educators, those in the classroom, and to communities where our employees live and where we do business, is also a high priority.
"We believe in the importance of honoring excellence in education and want to help recognize those teachers who make a difference in the lives of children everyday," said Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation. "We also believe it is important to support the entire education system, and give back in various ways to teachers, children, and organizations through volunteer efforts, grants and sponsorships,"
In addition to the National Teacher of the Year program, ING honors education excellence through its ING Unsung Heroes program. This grant program recognizes k-12 educators for their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and the ability to make a positive influence on the children they teach.
Additionally, the ING Foundation, the charitable arm of the U.S. Corporate Citizenship Program in the US, focuses its foundation giving on financial literacy and children. Various programs include:
ING Group is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to more than 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of more than 113,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.
In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which include life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves more than 15 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit www.ing.com.
ING U.S. constitutes the U.S.-based retirement, investment management and life insurance operations of Netherlands-based ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING). In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, including retirement plans, IRA rollovers and transfers, stable value, institutional investment management, mutual funds, alternative investments, life insurance, employee benefits, fixed and indexed annuities and financial planning. ING U.S. holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves approximately 13 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit http://ing.us.
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