Strada Education Network Announces $6.5M Gift to the Jackie Robinson Foundation
Strada Education Network, formerly USA Funds, announced a $6.5 million grant to the Jackie Robinson Foundation to support its mission of education and leadership development. The grant is the largest single donation to JRF since its founding by Rachel Robinson in 1973, the year after the death of her husband, sports and social justice icon Jackie Robinson.
The grant will fund 30 JRF Scholars, allow the foundation to launch a substantial expansion of its celebrated college success program and cap off the fundraising goal for the construction of the Jackie Robinson Museum, which will host educational programs for people of all ages.
The grant was announced onstage tonight during the foundation’s annual awards dinner by William D. Hansen, president and CEO of Strada Education Network, Della Britton Baeza, president and CEO of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, and JRF board member Ziad Ojakli.