Support PEF and our Stars

Ariana Rodriguez
Rising Star Awardee
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Class of 2025


Young dark-haired woman with glasses

Naomi Portillo
Rising Star Awardee
NYU, Class of 2025


Cedrick Kazadi
Shining Star Awardee
Millersville University, Class of 2022


Thank you to all who helped us successfully raise more than $125,000 at our virtual Gala last week. Just a reminder that our fiscal year ends on June 30th. Your donation will help us close a successful year!

Your support is key in allowing us to continue our critical work of helping Philadelphia’s under-resourced youth build pathways to college and career success. 

To maximize your PEF donation, we recommend giving via Direct Debit (ACH), as donations made via Credit Card will reduce your gift amount to PEF by almost 3%. To make a contribution via check, contact Anna Lewicky, Director of Development at