Education First: A Program Dedicated to Positively Impacting Education
As a business officer, your time is dedicated to making critical decisions for your school that will serve the needs of your students and shape the future of education. Through your work, the future leaders of society are born. As part of these decisions you have to make, you choose the partners that will help you carry the mission of your school forward. By choosing First American Education Finance, you have put education first. Just like you, we have dedicated our professional and personal lives to helping serve the education community. It is through this shared vision that we can accomplish great things and create change, together. That's why we are proud to share our new program with you as one of our most valued clients. Introducing Education First, a cause to make a positive impact in education. Learn more about the program!
"Yesterday, we were students, and graduates from colleges and universities across the country. Today, we
are the parents of students working to provide the best possible education for our sons and daughters."
- Chad Wiedenhofer, First American Education Finance
About Education First
Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - We believe it, and understand how important it is to support education. Education First is a way to give back to local communities in a way that supports the causes - and classrooms - that you are most passionate about. Through our new program, First American is proud to work with DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization that provides the opportunity to donate to classroom projects that will directly impact students.
"My colleagues and I would spend a lot of our own money on copy paper and pencils. I just figured there are people
out there who would want ot help teachers like us, if they could see exactly where their money was going."
- Quote from Charles Best, Founder and CEO on why he started DonorsChoose.org
Select Where Our Donation Goes
As a client of First American, you have the opportunity to participate in the program by selecting the classrooms you care about most and allocating a portion of our donation to that cause; whether it be to support your school, your local community, or schools in need of disaster relief effots. Once you have received your DonorsChoose.org gift card and code from First American, follow these steps to select where your portion of our donation will go.
Redeeming a DonorsChoose.org gift card or code
- Visit DonorsChoose.org/redeem and enter your code.
- Click "view classroom projects." (At this point, you'll see your code as account credits in the upper right-hand corner of the page.)
- Choose a classroom project to support.
- Type the total amount you’d like to give and press enter.
- Proceed through checkout, entering any additional codes on the payment screen
If you have any other questions about the process, please contact us or visit DonorsChoose.org.
"I am passionate about the role higher education plays in preparing students to lead and communicate in an increasingly
complex world. As a CFO, I seek partnerships that help me make innovative educational programs financially possible."
- Ed Kania, VP for Finance and Administration, Davidson College