Oklahoma-based OG&E and the OGE Energy Corp. Foundation Inc. have renewed their commitment to education through $185,000 in donations during the 2021-2022 school year.
DonorsChoose, a crowdfunding platform supporting public school teachers nationwide, will fund teacher projects with $100,000 earmarked to serve educators in low-income areas and support families in the communities where OG&E operates.
The platform hosts thousands of teacher projects, from basic school supplies to tablets in the classroom. Companies like OG&E can provide teacher grants and matching donations to boost a project’s funding from residents.
“Supporting education is an important mission at OG&E and donating to teachers today energizes young minds with innovative classroom projects in Oklahoma and Arkansas for years to come,” said Kirby Nickolas, senior manager of brand and marketing for OG&E. “We love hearing from teachers how the donations have positively impacted their students.”
Since 2019, OG&E and the OGE Energy Corp. Foundation have collectively donated $170,000 through DonorsChoose, helping to fund 536 projects that supported 413 teachers in 167 schools, creating 64,000 student experiences.
OG&E invites Oklahomans to support teachers and help them complete funding for their classroom requests and meet the matching donations this school year.
OG&E’s service area includes the Oklahoma City metro, and parts of the Tulsa metro including, Bixby, Glenpool, Sapulpa and a portion of the Jenks community.