The Horace Mann Educators Foundation is an independent charitable organization formed by the Horace Mann Educators Corporation in 2020 to recognize the dedication of educators to helping each student reach their full potential.

The Foundation’s primary focus is to provide resources for needs identified as critical to students’ success by specific educators, schools or districts, as well as for solutions to systemic issues that are identified as roadblocks by educators. Special emphasis is given to proposals in areas where HMEC employees live and work, and to projects that support diversity and inclusion initiatives.

The Foundation also honors the dedication of Horace Mann Educators Corporation employees to making their communities a better place by supporting causes important to them.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications. For more information, contact

Horace Mann Educators Foundation Board of Directors

Marita Zuraitis, President
Bret Conklin, Treasurer
Don Carley, Secretary
Ryan Greenier
Jenny Thayer