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How it All Started

The Sanford Inspire Program is made possible through generous funding from the Denny Sanford Foundation. Entrepreneur and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford is a devoted advocate for programs that enhance the well-being of children. Denny knows, first hand, the powerful and lasting impact of inspirational teachers. He has donated over $24 million dollars to the Sanford Inspire Program at Arizona State University. Mr. Sanford’s investment supports the creation of innovative resources that will lead to improved outcomes for children.


“I can think of no better return on investment than supporting
a program that can change the lives of children.”

T. Denny Sanford Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Denny Sanford Foundation

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