The 2016 EDDY Awards


"Celebrating the power and potential of Philadelphia public education"  

Thanks to all who joined us for the 2016 EDDY Awards on November 17th at the Down Town Club in Philadelphia!

Click here to learn more about how the College Access Program is helping Jailene Rodriguez who, along with Saviona Goode, is a 2016 Rising Star EDDY recipient, as reported in this Philadelphia Inquirer article online by Kristen A. Graham.

As an important education event and annual fundraiser, the EDDY Awards recognize outstanding commitment to public education by individuals, organizations and businesses. This year's honorees were: 

Star STEM Education Innovator Award
GSK Science in the Summer 
accepted by Marti Skold-Jordan

Star Commitment to Education EDDY
Jason Carrion, Principal, Cayuga Elementary School

Star Business Executive Commitment to Education EDDY
Marcos Lopez, Exude, Inc. 

Star Alumnus EDDY
Donald Haskin

Rising Star EDDY
Saviona Goode, Student, John Bartram High School
Jailene Rodriguez, Student, Olney Charter High School 

We appreciated all who helped us celebrate the commitment and impact of these outstanding leaders! Guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, awards presentation, and a dessert reception, with a premier auction benefiting the students, teachers, and schools we serve. 

You can still support the EDDYs and Philadelphia Education Fund online by clicking here!

Or if you or your company or other organization prefer to make a contribution by mail, please contact Farah Jimenez, President and CEO, for more information at or by telephone at 215-665-1400 ext. 3353.


We appreciate the companies and organizations that made a difference by supporting our 2016 EDDY Awards.


Many thanks to our EDDY Awards sponsors: