WISHES FOR TEACHERS
Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers, powered by
DriveTime, donated $1 million this fall to 200 Arizona teachers,
believed to be the largest donation of its kind. By submitting
online applications, over 4,100 Arizona teachers in public and
charter schools were eligible to receive $5,000 each to ful ll
their classroom wish by local Arizona community champions,
celebrities and the college football community.
Each of the unique 200 teacher wishes will bene t teachers and
schools in technology, reading, music, tness and more. During
the rst three years of the program, Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes
for Teachers granted $2.2 million to Arizona teachers, impacting
over 110,000 children across the state.
“My wish is to take my concert choir to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall.
Our choir was invited to perform but doesn’t have all the funds to travel.”
Cami Clausen, Casteel High School
Arizona Teacher of the Year Ambassadors, Lee Ann Howell
and Maria Banker, draw a wish during the Wishes for
Teachers Draft Day.
Don Reese, CEO of DriveTime, randomly selects one
of 200 teachers who received $5,000 each as part
of the Wishes for Teachers, powered by DriveTIme
“As a French teacher, my wish is to purchase an interactive board with a camera and speakers
to teleconference with people from Quebec and other French-speaking cultures.”
Ivan Brown, Mohave High School