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Turning Technologies Establishes Turning Foundation to Support School Improvement Efforts


Youngstown, OH – Today Turning Technologies, LLC, a leader in the student response industry, announce that it has established the Turning Foundation, a separate non-profit 501(c)3 organization. One of the main functions of the foundation is to help educational organizations find and secure the resources necessary to help classrooms, schools, and districts with their school improvement efforts. 
" In these difficult times when there are more priorities than resources to go around, the Turning Foundation is here to help connect educators to potential funding sources and help secure those resources for positive impacts on student learning,” stated Turning Foundation Direction, John Wilson.
The Turning Foundation will work in a number of ways to help find and secure funding resources for educators.  Fundraising and grant efforts will focus on targeted giving programs.  However, most organizations will be able to benefit from The Turning Foundation’s key outreach and support services including the following:
·         Facilitate the development of a school improvement plans
·         Identify potential resources to support school improvement plans – matching needs with potential funders, including foundations and corporations
·         Facilitate conversations among funders in an effort to "bundle" multiple resources to support the cost of the overall plan
·         Assist organizations with the funding application process
·         Provide specific research and language to support funding applications
·         Review and provide feedback to funding applications prior to submission
·         Assist with implementation, start up, evaluation, and grant reporting as needed
“One of the greatest challenges educators face is securing the resources needed to ensure student success.  With the establishment of the Turning Foundation we have the experience and the focus to assist educational organizations with the complicated and often times extensive process of submitting successful grant and funding applications,” stated Brad Gant.  “Turning Technologies is committed to helping educators implement proven methods and technologies that increase student achievement.  The Turning Foundation is another extension of this vision.”
Mike Broderick, Turning Technologies CEO said, “Corporate responsibility has always been one of the cornerstones of Turning Technologies’ culture.  We’ve been proud to partner with and contribute to numerous community organizations throughout the years to make a difference in the lives of children and in our communities.  We want to give back.  With the establishment of the Turning Foundation, we now have dedicated resources so that we can assist the important efforts in our schools and improve communities.”  
About Turning Technologies, LLC:
Turning Technologies, LLC develops
interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state-of-the-art applications for audience and student response. The company’s flagship product, TurningPoint® software and ResponseCard® keypads, integrate with Microsoft’s PowerPoint®, providing the most advanced combination of knowledge and technology currently available in the field of audience and student assessment.

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