Kentucky Educational Television recently announced the creation of the John R. Hall Endowment for Education, which will raise $2 million to support education in Kentucky.

Named in honor of John R. Hall, former CEO of Ashland Oil (now Ashland Inc.) and a longtime supporter of KET, the endowment already has raised $1.3 million. In future years, annual proceeds from the endowment will be used to help support educational and instructional services.

“The John R. Hall Endowment for Education will help KET continue to produce and provide resources that support student achievement and improve teacher effectiveness in classrooms across the Commonwealth,” KET Executive Director and CEO Shae Hopkins said.