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For his outstanding contributions as a friend of education Michael is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by John Snyder of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Michael Milken and his brother Lowell co-founded the Milken Foundation in the mid-eighties, and in 1987, they awarded the first of what has grown to over two thousand National Educator Awards.  The Foundation has also championed the cause of teacher quality and teacher retention over the years, first through the Teacher Advancement Program, and subsequently the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching.

Michael Milken has invested considerable time, money, and expertise improving education on a national scale.  A wise man once said, “By their fruits you shall know them.” One has only to look at his astonishing commitment to know Mr. Milken ranks among the all-time friends of education.

For more than a quarter of a century, Michael Milken has been involved in a relentless effort to improve education in America.