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ASBO International Joins Equitable, DonorsChoose In Supporting Remote Learning Resources (April 17, 2020)


Contact: Sabrina Soto
866.682.2729 x7088

ASBO International Joins Equitable, DonorsChoose
In Supporting Remote Learning Resources

Ashburn, VA – April 17, 2020 – ASBO International has joined Equitable, an ASBO Strategic Partner for 12 years, in support of Keep Kids Learning, a new program from DonorsChoose.

The Keep Kids Learning program enables teachers serving low-income communities to send personalized educational care packages—ranging from shelf-stable groceries to books and building blocks—to their students’ homes to help facilitate remote learning.

“It’s imperative that all students have the resources they need to learn under these extraordinary circumstances,” says ASBO International Executive Director David Lewis. “This is especially critical for those students who are most affected by the economic downturn, who typically rely on schools for necessities such as meals, books, notebooks, crayons, and pencils. We are proud to support such a valuable program.”

When Equitable was looking for ways to assist during the pandemic, they reached out to ASBO International to help identify the best way to reach these in-need communities. ASBO International was proud to guide Equitable in fulfilling their commitment of a $500,000 donation to benefit education.

“With so many great associations and worthy causes, we wanted to make sure we selected one with a mission that aligns with our own unwavering commitment to education.” according to Fred Makonnen, Equitable Divisional Vice President.

“After extensive discussions with ASBO International leadership and staff, we decided to partner with DonorsChoose and their Keep Kids Learning initiative,” Makonnen says. “This is, once again, a testament to our longstanding partnership with ASBO International and school business officials Nationally. Equitable Foundation is truly proud to sponsor the Keep Kids Learning program and do our small part to help students, teachers, and school districts across the country.”

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About ASBO International
Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is a nonprofit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide. ASBO International is committed to providing programs, services, and a global network that promote the highest standards in school business. Its members support student achievement through effective resource management in various areas ranging from finance and operations to food services and transportation. Learn more at

About Equitable
Equitable, a subsidiary of Equitable Holdings (NYSE: EQH), has been one of America’s leading financial services providers since 1859. With the mission to help clients secure their financial well-being, the company provides advice, protection and retirement strategies to individuals, families and small businesses. Equitable has more than 8,000 employees and financial professionals and serves 2.8 million clients across the country. Please visit for more information.

About DonorsChoose
DonorsChoose is the leading way to give to public schools. Since 2000, more than 4 million people and partners have contributed $950 million to support 1.5 million teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences. As the most trusted crowdfunding platform for teachers, donors, and district administrators alike, DonorsChoose vets each request, ships the funded resources directly to the classroom, and provides thank yous and reporting to donors and school leaders. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, their highest ratings for transparency and accountability. For more information, visit

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