Celebrate the Stars of Education in Wake County


October 16, 2019

Raleigh Marriott City Center | Tickets Coming Soon

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.

2019 Honorees

Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award

Dale Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer, Curi

Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame

2019 Inductees


Chuck Davis


Vickie Peoples


Roddy Jones

Community Service

Rosa Gill


Dr. Del Burns


Neal Fowler

Sponsorship Opportunities

Event sponsorship opportunities are available for Stars of Education 2019. For more information, please contact Laura Williford, Director of Development, at (919)821-0364 or lwilliford@wakeed.org.

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award Sponsor

Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Registration Sponsor

Print Sponsor

Photobooth Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Community Partner Sponsors

Stars Among Us Sponsors

In Kind Sponsors

Host Sponsors

Alfred Williams & Company

Atlantic Union Bank




Kane Realty


NC State University College of Education


The CW22

Towne Bank

William Peace University

York Properties/McDonald York Building Company