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Forty Six Stamford Public Schools Teachers Part of National #BestSchoolDay Surprise

By Stamford Public Schools (SPS)

Thanks to Ripple 50 Classroom Project Requests Were Funded Totaling More Than $65,000

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Stamford, CT - Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that 46 SPS teachers were surprised last week when they learned they were part of a classroom project request “flash funding” on the nonprofit website

Ripple, a San Francisco-based technology company, and its executives announced that it donated $29 million to fund every classroom project request on the site. As part of that surprise funding, 50 projects from 46 teachers at 15 SPS schools were funded, totaling more than $65,000. Donations from Ripple were combined with donations already received from citizen and corporate donors to meet each project’s goal.

This is the first time in the 18-year history of that a donor has funded every project on the site. Stephen Colbert revealed the news on Tuesday’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the organization celebrated all of the funded teachers on social media using the hashtag #BestSchoolDay.

“At Ripple, we care about giving back to our community, and we collectively value the importance of quality education in developing the next generation of leaders,” said Monica Long, SVP of Marketing at Ripple. “We’re proud to work with to support classroom needs across the country.”

“We are awestruck by the generosity of the Ripple team,” said Charles Best, founder of “Our country’s teachers and school leaders work so hard to give their students the best education possible, and we’re excited to recognize and reward their efforts with #BestSchoolDay.”

Now that the projects have been funded, the team at will purchase the requested materials and ship them to SPS schools. Projects were funded in each of the following schools:
· Davenport Ridge Elementary School
· Dolan Middle School
· Hart Magnet Elementary School
· Julia A. Stark Elementary School
· KT Murphy Elementary School
· Northeast Elementary School
· Rippowam Middle School
· Scofield Magnet Middle School
· Springdale Elementary School
· Stamford High School
· Stillmeadow Elementary School
· Toquam Magnet Elementary School
· Turn of River Middle School
· Westhill High School
· Westover Magnet Elementary School

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