NEA pledges funding for NTHF


Organization pledges to raise another $100,000

Exciting developments are on the horizon for the National Teachers Hall of Fame.

Debra Howell & KFTA students

During the 20th Anniversary induction activities held June 17, the organization accepted a $25,000 gift from the National Education Association and a pledge to raise $100,000 more.

“We are a 3.2-million-member organization with members in every state across the country,” said Christy Levings, a member of the NEA executive committee and elementary school teacher from Osawatomie, Kan., during the induction ceremony.

Levings commended ESU and the Emporia community for “what you’ve done to nurture this great organization to focus attention on education.”

“We want to raise nationally another $100,000 to continue to build the National Teachers Hall of Fame so people recognize what a jewel and what a gift it is here in Emporia,” Levings said.

The NTHF is a nonprofit organization hosted by ESU in Visser Hall, home of The Teachers College. As a separate 501(c)(3) organization, it conducts fundraising independent of ESU.