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SOA Math Motivators Matching Gift Campaign

SOA Members: With Your Support, It All Adds Up

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) generously offered to match its members’ donations to The Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivators tutoring program, up to US$62,500, for the second year in a row.

The Math Motivators tutoring program helps middle school and high school students improve their math skills. The students served do not have access to tutoring or cannot afford it, so Math Motivators provides free math tutoring and pairs the students with professional actuaries and college students majoring in actuarial science, mathematics or math education. The program’s tutors are all volunteers.

Funds are needed to grow the program to more schools and communities, administer the program, give achievement-based awards and recognition to the students, and develop tutor training materials. When SOA members donate to the Math Motivators program during the Matching Gift Campaign, the SOA will give a matching donation of the same dollar amount. Please make your donation today to double the impact of your gift. We appreciate your support!

Ways to Give to The Actuarial Foundation:

  • Online – By clicking any Donate button
  • Phone – Call The Actuarial Foundation office at 847-706-3535
  • Mail – Mail your check to The Actuarial Foundation office.

Why You Should Give

How Does Math Motivators Relate to the Actuarial Profession?

An important goal of Math Motivators is to further the actuarial profession. Actuaries who participate in the program as volunteer tutors help to raise awareness of the actuarial career and represent the profession as positive role models. Math Motivators also gives actuaries the opportunity to develop relationships with actuarial students at local universities, resulting in organic networking to recruit new talent.

How Has Math Motivators Grown?

Because of your generous donations, we’ve expanded this award-winning tutoring program from Hartford, CT and Chicago, IL to Seattle, WA, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN, New York City, Lincoln, NE, and Portland, ME. We’ve increased the number of volunteer tutors from 200 to almost 1,000. We’ve gone from helping 310 students in 6 high schools to more than 700 students in 20 middle schools and high schools.

But we’re not done growing yet. With your donation this year, we aim to grow Math Motivators from 7 cities to more than 15 cities, including Springfield, MA, Boston, MA, Des Moines, IA, Omaha, NE, Tampa, FL, Milwaukee, WI, Salt Lake City, UT, Pittsburgh, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C. We also want to increase our volunteer base to 3,000. Most important, we want to help more than 1,000 students improve their math skills and introduce them to the actuarial profession.

Math Motivators: It All Adds Up

Does Math Motivators Make a Difference?

The data collected from schools involved in the program show that Math Motivators is making a difference.

To track student success in one Hartford school, students were given a pre-assessment and a post-assessment after the tutoring concluded at the end of the semester.

The results:

With Your Support, It All Adds Up

The Math Motivators program will not be able to continue its growth without financial support from actuaries like you. Please donate to the Math Motivators program during the SOA Matching Gift Campaign to double the impact of your gift. We appreciate your support!

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