Archer Daniels Midland Company Awards $25,000 ADM Cares Grant to Support the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning’s Leaders Council - Forward Together Fund

By Staff Reporter, Parent Herald August 25, 09:04 pm

The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has awarded a $25,000 ADM Cares Grant to support the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning's (CAEL) Leaders Council - Forward Together Fund, (FTF) CAEL President and CEO Pamela Tate announced today. The FTF is an ongoing fundraising initiative that allows CAEL to respond quickly to the policy and advocacy needs of its adult learner constituents not covered by other CAEL funders and is led by members of CAEL's Leaders Council.

In making the announcement Tate said, "The truth is that the majority of CAEL's current revenue sources don't fund policy or advocacy, nor research and development, so this funding is very important to us. With only a small pool of funders that supports adult postsecondary degree attainment and/or workforce development assistance, this grant is critical to our work, and we thank ADM for its generous support."

The donation was given through ADM Cares, a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.

Concluded Tate, "Thanks to the support of ADM and its Cares Grant program we can continue our work strengthening our nation's workforce and helping our country's workers thrive."

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Chicago, Illinois that assists adults with their educational endeavors, finding practical ways to help them earn college credit for learning acquired through life and work experiences toward the completion of a postsecondary degree. CAEL works with the public sector, private sector industries, and higher education institutions to ensure that adult students receive the most efficient training and education to occupy a meaningful professional place in a 21st century economy. Since 1974, CAEL has assisted colleges and universities to develop programs that evaluate adults' non-collegiate learning for college credit. CAEL is the recognized national expert on a method known as portfolio assessment, and its Ten Standards for Assessing Learning are used by colleges and universities, as well as accrediting organizations, across the country. More information is available at here, Follow CAEL on Twitter at here, or like us on Facebook at here.

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