In The News

A select sampling of news about the Milken Family Foundation and its initiatives. 
For more news about the Milken Family Foundation initiatives, please see the links on the right.


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World-Renowned Jewish Artists Perform at Red Rocks Music Festival in December
Jewish News  |  November 28, 2022  |  Scottsdale, AZ (UCLA MAJE)


Lowell Milken Family Foundation Supports New President of ArtCenter with $2 Million Gift for Typography
Pasadena Now  |  November 26, 2022  |  Pasadena, CA (HMCT)


THE GATES OF JUSTICE, Brubeck's Epic Cantata Of Black-Jewish Healing, Gets Rare 3-Day Spotlight By UCLA
Broadway World  |  November 17, 2022  |  New York, NY (UCLA MAJE)


Beth Am Weekend, Rabbi Family Runs Marathon, Wise Groundbreaking
Jewish Journal  |  November 17, 2022  |  Los Angeles, CA


WATCH --> Durango Elementary School Teacher Awarded $25K by the Milken Foundation
KOB-TV  |  Albuquerque, NM  |  October 19, 2022  |  NBC (MEA)


Jericho Student Wins in 'Unsung Hero' Contest
Newsday  |  October 14, 2022  |  Melville, NY (LMC)


LISTEN --> Durango Teacher Receives National Milken Educator Award
KSUT-FM  |  NPR  |  October 12, 2022  |  Ignacio, CO (MEA)


Durango Elementary School Teacher Receives $25,000 Award from National Nonprofit
Colorado Springs Gazette  |  October 12, 2022  |  Colorado Springs, CO (MEA)


Needham Elementary School Math Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Award
The Durango Herald  |  October 12, 2022  |  Durango, CO (MEA)


Durango Teacher Wins Prestigious Milken Award
La Voz Colorado  |  October 12, 2022  |  Thornton, CO (MEA)


WATCH --> Durango Teacher Receives Milken Award
KRQE-TV  |  CBS/FOX  |  October 11, 2022  |  Albuquerque, NM (MEA)


Grapevines: Napa New Tech High School Students Win Award for Firefighter Documentary
Napa Valley Register  |  October 08, 2022  |  Napa, CA (LMC)


Jewish Educator Award
Milken Community School  |  October 06, 2022  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


For this Jewish Teacher, Education Goes Beyond the Classroom
Beverly Press/Park La Brea  |  October 06, 2022  |  Beverly Hills, CA (JEA)


Meet Emily Rendine, the East Providence Teacher Who Won the Milken Educator Award
The Providence Journal  |  USA Today  |  October 06, 2022  |  Providence, RI (MEA)


Hennessey Elementary School Teacher Wins $25K Milken Educator Award
Providence Business Journal  |  October 05, 2022  |  Providence, RI (MEA)


WATCH --> 3rd Grade Teacher Surprised with $25K Award
WPRI-TV  |  CBS  |  October 05, 2022  |  East Providence, RI (MEA)


East Providence Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award, Calls it 'Best Day of My Life'
WJAR-TV  |  NBC  |  October 05, 2022  |  Cranston, RI (MEA)


2022 Milken Jewish Educator Awards Announced
KFI-AM  |  iHeartRadio  |  October 03, 2022  |  Burbank, CA (JEA)


Breaking News – Rabbi Grama Wins Award
Valley Torah High School  |  September 29, 2022  |  Valley Village, CA (JEA)


Jericho, NY High School Student Awarded National Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Discovery Award
Longisland.com  |  September 16, 2022  |  Jericho, NY (LMC)


3 Napa Students Win $2,500 For 'Unsung Heroes' Documentary Project
Patch.com Napa Valley  |  September 16, 2022  |  Napa Valley, CA (LMC)


OC Student Gets $2,000 For 'Unsung Heroes' Award
Patch.com Orange County  |  September 16, 2022  |  Santa Ana, CA (LMC)


WATCH --> Loup County High School Student Wins International Competition
KSNB-TV  |  NBC  |  September 15, 2022  |  Hastings, NE (LMC)


Wisconsin Student Wins National Prize for Performance Project About an Unsung Hero
WDJT-TV  |  CBS  |  September 15, 2022  |  Milwaukee, WI (LMC)


3 Monroe Middle Schoolers Win $1,000 Award for Their Documentary on an Unsung Wisconsin Hero
WKOW-TV  |  ABC  |  September 15, 2022  |  Madison, WI (LMC)


Monroe Middle School Students Awarded After Winning International Competition
WMTV-TV  |  NBC  |  September 15, 2022  |  Madison, WI (LMC)


WATCH --> Loup County Student Wins Grand Prize for Documentary
KFXL-TV  |  FOX  |  September 14, 2022  |  Axtell, NE (LMC)


Unsung Heroes Celebrated
The Iola Register  |  September 14, 2022  |  Iola, KS (LMC)


WATCH --> News to Know: Lowell Milken Park
KOAM-TV  |  CBS  |  September 13, 2022  |  Pittsburg, KS (LMC)


Lowell Milken Center Celebrates New Park and 15th Anniversary
Fort Scott Biz  |  September 13, 2022  |  Fort Scott, KS (LMC)


WATCH --> Milken Center Celebrates Two Big Events in Fort Scott
KSN-TV | KODE-TV  |  NBC | ABC  |  September 12, 2022  |  Joplin, MO (LMC)


The Power of a School Teacher
Jewish Journal  |  August 25, 2022  |  Los Angeles, CA (MEA)


Republic’s Argo Recognized as Missouri Teacher of Tomorrow
Lawrence County Record  |  August 14, 2022  |  Mt. Vernon, MO (MEA)


Golden Valley Valedictorian Katy Shin Awarded $10,000 Milken Scholar Award
Santa Clarita Valley Signal  |  August 03, 2022  |  Valencia, CA (MSP)


L.A. County Students Named Milken Scholars
Beverly Press | Park La Brea News  |  July 28, 2022  |  Beverly Hills, CA (MSP)


Santa Clarita Stanford-Bound Student Named 2022 Milken Scholar
KHTS-AM/FM  |  July 25, 2022  |  Newhall, CA (MSP)


Latina que Fue Aceptada en Harvard Gana Beca Milken Scholars
La Opinión  |  July 21, 2022  |  Los Angeles, CA (MSP)


12 LA County High School Seniors Picked as 2022 Milken Scholars
Los Angeles Daily News  |  July 20, 2022  |  Los Angeles, CA (MSP)


Two Queens High School Students Named 2022 New York City Milken Scholars
Queens Courier  |  July 05, 2022  |  Bayside, NY (MSP)


Hopewell Valley Central High Student’s Artwork Wins Second Place in ArtEffect Project Competition
Hopewell Valley News  |  June 28, 2022  |  Pennsauken, NJ (LMC)


Students Earn $16,750 in Cash Prizes
The Joplin Globe  |  June 25, 2022  |  Joplin, MO (LMC)


Educators Honored at Lowell Milken Center
KODE-TV | KSN-TV  |  ABC | NBC  |  June 22, 2022  |  Joplin, MO (LMC)


Eastside Students Win Artwork Competition for Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
Redmond Reporter  |  June 17, 2022  |  Federal Way, WA (LMC)


Jacksonville LaVilla Students Bring Home Cash Prizes in International Art Competition
WJXT-TV  |  June 17, 2022  |  Jacksonville, FL (LMC)


Jewish Educator Awards Luncheon
Jewish Journal  |  June 17, 2022  |  Los Angeles, CA (JEA)


Why It Was Dangerous In Nazi Germany to be Both a Jewish Woman And a Composer
The Forward  |  May 31, 2022  |  New York, NY (MA)


Phoenix Educator Earns $25,000 Award for Leadership Guidance
KTAR-FM  |  May 15, 2022  |  Phoenix, AZ (MEA)


Reconocen a maestra del Distrito Escolar Roosevelt con el premio Milken Educator
Prensa Arizona  |  May 13, 2022  |  Phoenix, AZ (MEA)


'I'm just so lucky': Surprised Phoenix Educator Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award
The Arizona Republic  |  USA Today Network  |  May 13, 2022  |  Phoenix, AZ (MEA)


WATCH --> Valley Teacher Receives National Award
KPNX-TV  |  NBC  |  May 13, 2022  |  Phoenix,AZ (MEA)


Las Vegas Music Teacher Awarded Prestigious Milken Educator Award
KNPR-FM  |  NPR  |  May 05, 2022  |  Las Vegas, NV (MEA)


Teacher Morale Is at a Low Point. Here’s Where Some Are Finding Hope
Education Week  |  May 04, 2022  |  Bethesda, MD (MEA)


WATCH --> Las Vegas Music Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award, $25k Cash Prize
KSNV-TV  |  NBC  |  May 03, 2022  |  Las Vegas, NV (MEA)


WATCH --> Las Vegas Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
KTNV-TV  |  ABC  |  May 03, 2022  |  Las Vegas, NV (MEA)


Las Vegas Music Teacher Hits Right Note, Wins Education Award
Las Vegas Review-Journal  |  May 03, 2022  |  Las Vegas, NV (MEA)


This Singing Trio Wants to Make Yiddish Sexy Again
The Times of Israel  |  April 17, 2022  |  Jerusalem, Israel (MA)


WATCH --> Music Teacher Wins the 'Oscars of Teaching'
Good Morning America  |  ABC  |  April 04, 2022  |  New York, NY (MEA)


WATCH --> Teachers Across US Receive Surprise Awards
World News Tonight with David Muir  |  ABC  |  April 04, 2022  |  New York, NY (MEA)


Shreveport Principal Gets Education's Highest Honor
KEEL-FM/AM  |  March 16, 2022  |  Shreveport, LA (MEA)


Penn-Harris-Madison Elementary Principal Surprised With $25,000 Milken Educator Award
South Bend Tribune  |  March 16, 2022  |  South Bend, IN (MEA)


Caddo Parish Principal is Awarded $25k by the Milken Family Foundation
Shreveport Times  |  March 16, 2022  |  Shreveport, LA (MEA)


WATCH --> New Orleans Teacher Wins $25,000 Surprise
WDSU-TV  |  NBC  |  March 15, 2022  |  New Orleans, LA (MEA)


Caddo Principal Surprised with $25K Milken Educator Award
KTBS-TV  |  ABC  |  March 15, 2022  |  Shreveport, LA (MEA)


Photos: Benjamin Franklin High School Math Teacher, Jay Weisman, Receives Prestigious Milken Educator Award
The Advocate/Times-Picayune  |  March 15, 2022  |  New Orleans, LA (MEA)


Caddo Principal Receives Milken Educator Award
KSLA-TV  |  CBS  |  March 15, 2022  |  Shreveport, LA (MEA)


A Ben Franklin Geometry Teacher Walked Into a School Assembly. He Left With $25,000.
The Advocate/Times-Picayune  |  March 15, 2022  |  New Orleans, LA (MEA)


WATCH --> Queensborough Leadership Academy Principal Wins 25K Milken Award
KTAL-TV/KMSS-TV  |  NBC/FOX  |  March 15, 2022  |  Shreveport, LA (MEA)


Louisiana Third Grade English Teacher Receives National Honor and $25K Prize
Houma Times  |  March 15, 2022  |  Houma, LA (MEA)


WATCH --> East Feliciana Parish Teacher Laura Laiche Earns $25K Milken Educator Award
WAFB-TV  |  CBS  |  March 14, 2022  |  Baton Rouge, LA (MEA)


$25,000 Surprise for Third-Grade English Teacher in East Feliciana Parish
The Advocate  |  March 14, 2022  |  Baton Rouge, LA (MEA)


WATCH --> East Feliciana Teacher Awarded $25K Milken Award
WVLA-TV  |  NBC  |  March 14, 2022  |  Baton Rouge, LA (MEA)


LISTEN --> Grand Prairie High School Math Teacher Surprised by Milken $25,000 Award
KERA-FM  |  NPR  |  March 10, 2022  |  Dallas, TX (MEA)


Grand Prairie Teacher Awarded “Oscar of Teaching” $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Focus Daily News  |  March 10, 2022  |  Dallas, TX (MEA)


Math Success and Mentorship Equal a $25,000 Milken Educator Award for Teacher Emily Dickerson
The Grapevine Source  |  March 09, 2022  |  Irving, TX (MEA)


WATCH --> Grand Prairie ISD Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award
KDFW-TV  |  FOX  |  March 09, 2022  |  Dallas, TX (MEA)


WATCH --> Grand Prairie Teacher Awarded $25,000 for Teaching Excellence
KXAS-TV  |  NBC  |  March 09, 2022  |  Dallas, TX (MEA)


Grand Prairie Educator Surprised With the ‘Oscars’ of Teaching Award
Dallas Morning News  |  March 09, 2022  |  Dallas, TX (MEA)


McNinch Primary School’s Heather Haught Wins Milken Educator Award, $25,000
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register  |  February 18, 2022  |  Wheeling, WV (MEA)


WATCH --> Moundsville Teacher Receives a $25,000 Award
WTRF-TV  |  CBS/ABC  |  February 17, 2022  |  Wheeling, WV (MEA)


Second Milken Educator Award recipient is a Marshall County teacher
MetroNews  |  February 17, 2022  |  Charleston, WV (MEA)


Marshall County, West Virginia, Educator Celebrated with Milken Award
West Virginia's News  |  February 17, 2022  |  Clarksburg, WV (MEA)


WATCH --> McNinch Primary School "Teach" Earns Prestigious National Award
WTOV-TV  |  NBC/FOX  |  February 17, 2022  |  Mingo Junction, OH (MEA)


East Hardy High School Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award
WHSV-TV  |  ABC/FOX/CBS  |  February 16, 2022  |  Harrisonburg, VA (MEA)


Hardy County Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educators Award
MetroNews  |  February 16, 2022  |  Charleston, WV (MEA)


Hardy County Teacher Receives National Honor, $25,000 Award
West Virginia Public Broadcasting  |  PBS/NPR  |  February 16, 2022  |  Charleston, WV (MEA)


WATCH --> West Virginia High School Teacher Receives National Award and $25K
WDVM-TV  |  NBC  |  February 16, 2022  |  Hagerstown, MD (MEA)


Cross County High School Gets National Recognition
KAIT-TV  |  ABC  |  February 15, 2022  |  Jonesboro, AR (NIET)


Somerset Elementary is 1 of 5 in US in Running for $50,000 Teaching Prize
KSAT-TV  |  ABC  |  February 15, 2022  |  San Antonio, TX (NIET)


Logansport High is NIET Founder's Award Finalist
KTBS-TV  |  ABC  |  February 15, 2022  |  Shreveport, LA (NIET)


This New York City Cantor is Making Modern Yiddish Music That Swings
Jewish Telegraphic Agency  |  January 20, 2022  |  New York, NY (MA)