Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation

In 1985, after identifying a large number of former educators who were experiencing financial difficulties because of low pensions and rising inflation, the Illinois Retired Teachers Association established the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation, Inc. The initial purpose of the Foundation was to build an endowment to provide assistance to retired educators.

Since that time, the Foundation has assisted retired educators with living expenses, provided scholarships to aspiring teachers, worked to protect the rights of the elderly, and provided grants to educators.

The foundation’s goal is to assist teachers of the past, present and future.


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The Foundation provides financial assistance to retired educators who are living in times of acute financial stress. Learn More