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Welcome to the Media Center for The Franklin Foundation for Innovation. Here you can read our press releases, read about Franklin in the News, or explore press kit items.

Why We Do What We Do

Put simply, education is a right, and we will fight for that right on behalf of our country’s over 49 Million school children. Our public schools are critical to the protection of American Innovation. Our schools should represent the center of our communities and provide children with a safe space in which to challenge, dream, and innovate to prepare them for tomorrow’s challenges. This foundation will work in several key areas to protect our public school infrastructure, the students it educates, and the parents and communities it serves to ensure a future where innovation is our core domestic product.

Latest Press Releases

March 23, 2018

Radnor, PA: Following the 17th school-involved shooting incident in the US, Endre Jarraux Walls, CEO of The Franklin Foundation for Innovation, a non-profit public foundation, pens an open letter to America’s parents, students, and members of government.


In his letter, the father of 4 (2 attend public schools in PA), offers a call for a balanced approach to ensuring the protection of students in our public schools.

“I am an avid sportsman and owner of several weapons for sport. Trained by an NRA-certified trainer, I believe strongly in the importance of the 2nd Amendment. I’m also a father of four, with a 17-year-old junior daughter and 5-year-old kindergartner in public schools. Like every parent, I lose sleep over the idea that I could lose one of my school-age children tomorrow because someone else decided to make it so…”

» Read our CEO’s Letter Here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Franklin Foundation for Innovation announces two new members to its Executive Board of Directors
February 2, 2018

Radnor, PA: The Franklin Foundation for Innovation announces the appointment of two new directors to its executive board. Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq., and Dr. Navid Khodaparast were named to the board today by CEO Endre Jarraux Walls.

“The addition of these two experienced and passionate individuals to our current board will help ensure the Foundation’s ability to meet its mission of protecting our vital public schools both today and in the future.”, Endre Jarraux Walls, CEO…

Franklin In The News

Social Innovations Journal awards Endre Jarraux Walls and The Franklin Foundation with 2nd place honors at its annual awards for social innovation.
January 25, 2018

Jean Monnet, the architect of European Unification said, “People of ambition fall into two groups: those who want to do something and those who want to be someone.” Many social entrepreneurs spend decades quietly, steadily…

CEO Endre Jarraux Walls on the importance of Innovation in Public Schools with Jill Horner from Comcast Newsmakers
February 1, 2015

Jill Horner speaks with Endre Jarraux Walls, CEO and Chairman of The Franklin Foundation for Innovation, about the connection between education reform and American innovation. Follow on Facebook and Twitter for updates and details…

Press Kit for Media

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