Celebrate the Stars of Education in Wake County
October 16, 2019
Raleigh Marriott City Center | 5:00 – 8:00pm
Stars of Education
Stars of Education, presented by PNC Bank, is an annual awards gala dinner to celebrate and honor those who form the backbone of a strong public education system in Wake County. This event is WakeEd’s largest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds going to support our mission and program of work each day.
In 2019, we are proud to present the prestigious Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award to Dale Jenkins, a member of the Wake County community who has dedicated his life to improving public education in North Carolina. Six outstanding educators, alumni, and community leaders will also be inducted into the Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame. This year we will also spotlight WakeEd’s programs and teacher leaders, including our SummerSTEM coaches, for the impact they have made in Wake County Public Schools.
When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (5:00-8:00pm)
*5:00 – Registration & Networking Reception | 5:50 – Dinner & Program
Where: Raleigh Marriott City Center (500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601)
Parking: If you would like to valet park, you can input the hotel address: 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Valet parking is $18 per day. If you would like to park in the parking deck attached to the hotel, you can use the following address: 100 West Lenoir Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Please note that the event is in the ballroom of the Raleigh Marriott City Center, not the Raleigh Convention Center, though the parking deck will give you access to both. Self-parking is $3 per hour – maximum of $12 per day.
Recommended Dress: Business Professional or Cocktail Attire
*There will be an open-air photobooth, sponsored by Curi, set up for you and your guests to take photos during the reception.
Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award
Chief Executive Officer, Curi
Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame
Dr. Del Burns
Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors!
Community Partner Sponsors
Stars Among Us Sponsors
In Kind Sponsors
A.J. Fletcher Foundation
Alfred Williams & Company
Atlantic Union Bank
Capital Associated Industries
NC State University College of Education
William Peace University
York Properties/McDonald York Building Company