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It is our privilege to share with you, our shareholders, the 1995-96 report to our investors in the IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education.

In more ways than one, this was yet another exceptional year for the IMSA Fund. Once again, we secured more than one million dollars in gifts and pledges to support "margin of excellence" initiatives at the Academy. We have averaged more than one million dollars in gifts during the past four years .... allowing us to touch the future of mathematics and science education in Illinois, and the nation.

This year, a $350,000 grant from The Harris Family Foundation made it the first private sector million dollar donor ($1.1 million to be exact) to the Academy. This latest gift will allow IMSA's Center for Problem-Based Learning to continue its work with educators throughout the state, nation and world. Other leadership gifts came from donors such as the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation to create a summer enrichment program for minority students; the Smithsonian Institution to advance IMSA's Integrated Science program and partnerships; and Abbott Laboratories to support IMSA's IMPACT II program.

Excerpt: From the Chair and the President



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