Horace Mann Donates Van to Allentown School District  


Allentown, PA (April 21, 2017)    A gracious gift to the Allentown School District – a 2011 Chevy Utility Van – is providing the District’s Facilities Office with another much-needed vehicle to provide mechanic service support to the District’s 22 schools and administrative buildings. The van was a collaborative donation from Horace Mann, Gerber Collision & Glass and Copart.

“We are truly grateful to Horace Mann for this incredible donation. When they contacted the District, it was such an unexpected call and gift,” states Dr. Gary Cooper, Interim Superintendent for the Allentown School District. “To be able to add a vehicle, that is in top condition, to our small fleet of District vans and trucks is not only a nice cost savings for the District, but it will certainly benefit our Facilities Department efforts.”

Horace Mann is the largest national multiline insurance company whose primary focus is educators’ financial needs and helping educators find savings in their current budget to redirect to their retirement funds.

“As a company committed to helping educators protect what they have today and prepare for a successful tomorrow, this donation fits right in with what we are all about,” said Rob Ellison, Assistant Vice President of Claims. “Working with Gerber Collision & Glass, Copart and the Allentown School District, we’ve been able to donate a van to help the district maintain its buildings giving educators and students the best environment possible to teach and learn.”

The van, valued at more than $17,000, has approximately 20,000 miles.

About Horace Mann

Horace Mann is the largest national multiline insurance company focusing on educators’ financial needs. Horace Mann provides auto and homeowners insurance, retirement annuities, life insurance and other financial solutions. Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois.  For more information about the company, visit

About Allentown School District

ASD serves more than 17,000 students in a network of 22 early childhood, elementary, middle and high schools throughout the City of Allentown, PA. The District is the third largest urban school district out of 500 districts in the Commonwealth. The District’s Mission focuses on providing a safe, rigorous, and engaging educational experience that prepares all students to excel in learning and life to guide ASD students on their individual journey to realize their aspirations whether they be college, career or technical focus. ASD goals are aligned and compatible with the Pathways to Success Framework while providing a balanced education to all students. Allentown School District employs approximately 2,200 teachers, staff and administrators. The District, founded in 1866, serves students from 51 countries speaking 26 languages with nearly 90 percent of households qualifying as low income. ASD is committed to ensuring that all students have equal access to education programs and resources.