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25th Anniversary Gala

EL Education
25th Anniversary Gala

Greg Farrell

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

With Sydney Chaffee
Teacher of the Year

583 Park Avenue
New York City

25th Anniversary Gala Co-Chairs

Jewelle & Nathaniel Bickford

Alexandra Buckley Voris 

Harriet L. & Paul M. Weissman      

Virginia H. & Geoffrey F. Worden

25th Anniversary Gala Vice Chairs

John Buoymaster

Marjorie B. Buckley

Tom Conrad 

Ravenel B. Curry, III 

Alexandra & David Drucker 

Janis & Todd Gomez

Daney & Lee Klingenstein 

Kathy & Roger Penske 

Melissa & Bruce Rich

Tracey & Phillip Riese 

Say Yes to Education, Inc. 

Carol & Irwin Silverberg 

Dhuanne & Douglas Tansill 

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

25th Anniversary Gala Committee

Roland Barth

Michael I. Bernstein

Susan Wolf Ditkoff

Lucy & Bill Friedman

Judith & Richard Glaser

Jane & Allen Grossman

Linda Lorimer & Charley Ellis 

Annie & Nick Pell 

Corinne & Ronald Rieder

John Roche 

Carolyn & Richard Stopol 

Kiono Thomas

Jean Tisne

Christine & Mick Walsdorf

Barbara & Alan Weinschel

Susan Wilen

Jo & Peter Ziesing

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EL Education was launched 25 years ago when a group of visionary educators from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Outward Bound USA won the New American Schools national competition for ‘break the mold’ school designs with an inspiring proposal that put students’ learning and character development together at the center of the way school ought to be. In 1993, the first ten ‘Expeditionary Learning’ schools opened in five cities. 

For 25 years, we have been collaborating with educators to create great public schools where they are needed most. Our network has grown to 150 innovative public schools, district and charter, K-12, in urban and rural communities across 30 states, and today, we also partner directly with school districts to transform teaching through our open-source EL Education Language Arts curriculum and coaching. 

Since our ‘break the mold’ founding, EL Education has been lifting our national vision of what student achievement can be. Our students build character as they master academics; joy and challenge married in the service of greater purpose. Learning is joined to civic contribution. 

We have reached more than a million students across America with an education that prepares them to succeed as scholars and active citizens, contributing to a better world.

Celebrate students
to a better world



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