Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s Corp. announced Thursday the continuation of its partnership with TED, the nonprofit organization that provides a platform for innovative thinkers to present Ideas Worth Spreading, with a donation of $1.5 million to continue its education-based opportunities for youth.
The additional funding will allow TED to further advance the TED-Ed platform, a platform created in 2012 to provide free educational content for educators and students. The donation comes from the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program, which sells special merchandise, including plush toys and books, and donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.
“Kohl’s is committed to children’s education, and we are pleased to continue our partnership with TED to help further advance the TED-Ed platform,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “TED and TED-Ed offer a new, creative way to learn, and Kohl’s is honored to help provide a free educational resource for teachers and parents that is also compelling for kids.”
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design.