The only people who develop human potential and character as a calling are educators. This puts the men and women who become teachers and principals in a position of unique power for helping to secure the future.
Lowell Milken

Making an Impact

Creating opportunities for people and communities to achieve excellence has been Lowell Milken's lifelong pursuit. At the crux of that pursuit and passion has been education reform. Through his business ventures and philanthropic efforts, Lowell has provided thousands of students with high-quality teachers, thousands of talented teachers with powerful opportunities for recognition, career advancement and professional growth, and hundreds of organizations with the ideas and resources they need to make a difference in the world.


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Pecan Grove Primary School Receives TAP Founder's Award

Pecan Grove Primary School in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, Receives $50,000 TAP Founder's Award from Lowell Milken.

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Featured Photo

Lowell Milken moderates education reform panel, "Big City Education: We know what works, so why don't we do it." at the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Click on the image above to learn more.

Video Spotlight

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2015 Lowell Milken Founder's Award Winner
Pecan Grove Primary School in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, given the prestigious TAP Founder's Award.
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What's at Stake?
10 years of TAP. Witness the transformational power of teachers in the lives of three students.
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Learn how the Lowell Milken Center discovers, develops and communicates the stories of unsung heroes who have made a profound and positive difference on the course of history.

Lowell Milken and Three Milken Educators Discuss Award’s Impact on Bloomberg Radio


The national education podcast "Bloomberg EDU" devotes entire show to celebrating the Milken Educator Award.

Jane Williams, host of Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU speaks with Lowell Milken, co-founder and chairman of the Milken Family Foundation about education reform and recognizing outstanding teachers. Three recipients, Wade Whitehead, Cindy Moss and Nader Twal, talk about the impact the Milken Educator Award has had on their careers.

Listen to the full Interview here.

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Washington D.C.