Wayne County native funds WV school projects

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Kenova native Brad Smith, CEO of the Intuit software company, and his wife Alys flash-funded 172 of theDonorsChoose.org classroom projects in West Virginia Thursday.

The projects include teacher requests for books, science supplies, field trips and more.

Their effort was part of #BestSchoolDay, a surprise philanthropic flash mob of more than 60 celebrities, business leaders and athletes, who together are bringing to life the classroom requests of teachers and students across America.

“Alys and I are funding all of the classroom projects across my home state of West Virginia because we want the next generation of West Virginians to understand that anything is possible with a great education, and for all of the West Virginia teachers to know how much we appreciate what they do each and every day…

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