Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Benedum – The mission of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation is to encourage human development in West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania through strategically placed charitable resources. The Benedum Foundation dedicates funding to Education where academic achievement and preparation for the 21st-century workforce are the ultimate objectives of this program. The Foundation places a high priority on teacher quality and the most advanced instructional tools. Because schools do not function in isolation, the Foundation also looks to the resources of community organizations, business, and higher education to reinforce the learning objectives of the classroom. In preparation for the rising demands of the workplace, the Foundation recognizes the need for all students to enter some form of post-secondary education.
Although the Foundation is interested in any significant opportunity to improve the education system, specific areas of interest include: Programs that improve teacher quality through professional development and innovative instructional strategies; arts education, the integration of arts into other disciplines, and the partnership of community arts groups and higher education with the PreK-12 education system; and career education that aligns secondary and post-secondary programs to high-demand, high-wage occupations.
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