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.


Stars of Education 2018 was hosted by WRAL’s Ken Smith!┬áIn 2018, we were proud to present two prestigious awards in education – the Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award and the Dr. Robert E. Bridges Lifetime Achievement Award – to members of our community who have dedicated their lives and careers to improving public education. Seven outstanding educators, alumni, and community leaders were also inducted into the Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame. We also celebrated WakeEd’s programs and teacher leaders, including our SummerSTEM coaches and Teacher Innovation Grant recipients 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

Community Partner Sponsors


Stars Among Us Sponsors


In Kind Sponsors

Host Sponsors





The CW22

York Properties/McDonald York Building Company