Connecticut Education Association plans $1 million donation to UConn's Sandy Hook fund


Dive Summary:

  • The Connecticut Education Association announced Thursday that it will raise at least $1 million for UConn's Sandy Hook Memorial Scholarship Fund and also create a permanent monument to victims of the tragedy in Newtown.
  • The scholarship fund has already raised nearly $700,000 from over 4,000 donors to help cover college costs for siblings and dependents of the shooting's 26 victims, as well as other children now enrolled in the elementary school, should they ever attend UConn.
  • Connecticut sculptor Marilyn Parkinson Thrall was commissioned to produce the CEA's monument, a bronze sculpture that "will remember the happy memories and the innocent lives of the children lost and the teachers committed to educating them," says CEA President Sheila Cohen.

From the article:

The University of Connecticut's Sandy Hook Memorial Scholarship Fund got a boost Thursday when the Connecticut Education Association announced plans to raise at least $1 million for the fund and also to create a permanent monument to those who died in the Newtown shooting. ...

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