Educate Philly

EDUCATE PHILLY – Public Health 101: Covid Recovery and the Future of STEM Education

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 12:00 to 1:00pm
A virtual event to benefit the Philadelphia Education Fund and our Philadelphia Scholars’ Scholarship Endowment


Honorary Co-Chairs

Tom Wolf, Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

James Kenney, Mayor, City of Philadelphia

William Hite, Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

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You are invited to a Master Class with the Philadelphia Education Fund.  Join us at Educate Philly, an annual event to benefit our critical work advising students, teachers, and schools.

EDUCATE PHILLY is the Philadelphia Education Fund’s signature fundraising event that enables us to provide critical programming support to students, teachers, and schools. By joining us, you have a seat at the live event, streamed to your laptop or phone!

At Public Health 101: Covid Recovery and the Future of STEM Education, engage with national leaders of the Covid-19 vaccine development and distribution — they’ll be taking your questions live!

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Amy P. Abernethy
David Brooks
David Brooks
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Mace L. Rothenberg, MD
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Farah Jimenez


Maya Martinez-Davis, GSK, President US Pharmaceuticals


  • Amy P. Abernethy, US Food & Drug Administration, Former Principal Deputy Commissioner
  • David Brooks, GSK, Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Otilimab and COVID Therapeutics
  • Mace L. Rothenberg, MD, Pfizer, Former Chief Medical Officer 
  • Farah Jimenez, Philadelphia Education Fund, President and CEO — Moderator
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Naomi Portillo
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Ariana Rodriguez
Mace L Rothenberg MD
Cedrick Kazadi


Our student award winners remind us that as we struggle with the present, there are bright young futures that can blossom with our support. Each student will tell us about their educational journey and aspirations.

Rising Star Awardees – two exceptional high school seniors who participated in PEF’s College Access Program

  • Naomi Portillo, Olney Charter High School, will attend New York University this fall
  • Ariana Rodriguez, Olney Charter High School, will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute this fall

Shining Star Awardeea Last Dollar Scholarship recipient of high achievement

  • Cedrick Kazadi will be a senior this fall at Millersville University

Your support is crucial to helping under-resourced Philadelphia students prepare, apply, and fund their dream of a college degree.

Thank you to our Sponsors

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David and Irene Baker

Art and KC Baldadian

Phil and Trish Gabler

John and Jennifer Ginelli

La-Toya Hackney

Don Haskin

Farah Jimenez and David Hyman

James Jolinger

Joann Mitchell

James and Rhonda Mordy

Lesley Tewnion