Educate Philly


Design 101: Unleashing Creativity & Curiosity in Philadelphia’s Students


Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing


Thursday, June 22, 2023
11:30am – 2:00pm


A gala luncheon to benefit the Philadelphia Education Fund and our Philadelphia Scholars Scholarship Endowment.

Learn more about our student award recipients!

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The Educate Philly 2023 Panelists

Farah Jimenez, Moderator and President/CEO of PEF

Natalie Nixon, CEO of Figure8 Thinking

Telicia Darius, 2022-2023 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate

Honorary Chair

Dr. Tony Watlington – Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia


Sponsor Level: Masters

Sponsor Level: Associates

David and Irene Baker

Joann Mitchell

Arthur and KC Baldadian

John and Jennifer Ginelli

Sponsor Level: Secondary School

Asim Z. Haque and Dr. Huma Ansari-Haque

Melinda Marchesi

Sponsor Level: K-8


James Jolinger and Robin Lerner

Melinda Marchesi

Kathy and Tom Morrison

Thomas and Julie Ball

Phillip and Trish Gabler

The Rae Scott-Jones & Ernest E. Jones Fund

Penni and Mark Blaskey

Otis & La-Toya Hackney

Juliana M. Mosley-Williams

Siobhan Reardon, Riverfront Associates, LLC

Make a bright future for our students!

Please use the form below to purchase a sponsorship for Educate Philly 2023. To add an additional gift to your sponsorship, please enter your total gift amount in the “Other” field in the form below. Please reach out to Alison Foster, Director of Development at for information on sponsorships and tickets.

Learn more about sponsorship packages here.

PEF accepts donations via check, credit card, and direct debit (ACH). Gifts made via check/direct debit (ACH) do not include a transaction fee. If you donate via credit card, you can now go one step further in your support of PEF and cover the donation transaction fee.