A letter from Sara Link, President, Oath Foundation
I'm delighted to share that, effective January 1, 2019, Oath Foundation will be integrated into the Foundation of its parent company, Verizon. This integration will allow us to more effectively take advantage of the resources of Verizon as we continue to impact the lives of underrepresented students and girls across the nation and around the world.
I am so proud of the work of the Oath Foundation and the impact we have had on close to 300,000 students, 4,000 teachers and approximately 4,000 female mentors in 100 countries. More than 72% of the students touched by our programs were eligible for free or reduced lunch or in temporary housing. Through the continuation of multi-year partnerships, many of our nonprofit partners are on track to reach more than 600,000 students, an additional 2,000 teachers and 1,000 female mentors by 2020.
As we transition to our next chapter, I'd like to take this opportunity to personally thank our Board, our partners and the many employees who volunteer to support our efforts. A very special thank you to the students, teachers and mentors who inspire our work.
We are committed to ensuring a smooth transition as the organizations combine, and will partner closely with all of our stakeholders to ensure that happens.