Friday, January 16, 2015

New York State: The National School Boards Association Offers an Online Donor Portal to Support Public Education


The National School Boards Association (NSBA) announces the January 2015 launch of its online donor portal in support of its 501(c)(3) nonprofit work on behalf of America’s public schools and the nation’s public school children.

NSBA is the leading advocate for public education, and supports equity and excellence in public education through school-board leadership. The association represents state school board associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the country.

 NSBA believes that providing a quality public education is an essential priority for the nation, and the donor portal allows for a seamless, secure way to make tax-deductible online donations that directly impact work supporting America’s public schools. Donors can make a one-time or recurring gift. The portal is easily accessible via the NSBA national campaign, “Stand Up 4 Public Schools,”, or through the NSBA website at

“Public education is essential to our nation’s grassroots democracy,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, executive director of the National School Boards Association. “The national campaign has struck a chord among public education advocates. Those who opt to make a tax-deductible contribution to NSBA, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), are answering a shared call to action to stand up for public schools and America’s public school children.”

Today, education is among the top charitable giving causes in the United States. As reported in Giving USA 2014: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2013, giving to education is estimated to have increased 8.9 percent between 2012 and 2013, to $52.07 billion.

“If who you are today began with public education, then public schools truly matter to you,” said Lisa A. Bushey, associate executive director of NSBA.  “Every child, regardless of ZIP code, deserves access to a world-class public education. Contributors – whether individuals, small businesses, community groups or other public schools supporters -- are paying it forward by investing in work that supports America’s next generation.”

Learn more about the National School Boards Association and its public “Stand Up 4 Public Schools” campaign at and

--Jennie Grey

 --Please note my new contact information below--

Education reporter
The Saratogian and The Record newspapers
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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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