Celebrate the Stars of Education in Wake County
October 22, 2020
VIRTUAL EVENT | 7:00 PM
Stars of Education
Stars of Education is an annual awards gala to celebrate and honor those who form the backbone of a strong public education system in Wake County. The Wake County Public School System is North Carolina’s largest school district, with more than 161,000 students, 191 schools, and more than 10,000 teachers.
Stars of Education is WakeEd Partnership’s largest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds going to support our mission and program of work each day. In the last three years, WakeEd’s award-winning programs have directly served teachers and students in 85% of Wake County Public Schools.
This year, we are proud to present the prestigious Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award to Jill Staton Bullard, co-founder of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Jill has been an champion for ending hunger in Raleigh and in surrounding counties for more than 27 years. Founded in 1989, the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle saves 5.5 million pounds of healthy food from being thrown away and re-routes it to people in need.
During our virtual Stars of Education gala, six outstanding Wake County educators, alumni, and community leaders will be inducted into the Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame. Each member of the Class of 2020 has has deeply impacted public education or the quality of life in North Carolina through the Arts, Athletics, Business, Community Service, Education or Entrepreneurship.
Stars of Education also celebrates Wake County’s exceptional teacher leaders, who continue to go above and beyond for their students. During our virtual gala, guests will have the opportunity to send a special ‘thank you’ to their favorite Star of Education.
WELCOME TO STARS OF EDUCATION 2020
CONTINUE THE CELEBRATION
Missed the live event? No problem! Catch up on all the excitement by watching our 2020 Stars of Education virtual gala right here!
Then explore this page to see extended interviews with our honorees!
Stars of Education
Biographies & Extended Interviews
STARS OF EDUCATION SPONSORS!
Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award Sponsor
Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame Sponsors
Public School Champions
Brasfield & Gorrie
Lenovo & Intel
Alfred Williams & Company
Atlantic Union Bank
CBC/WRAL Community Fund of Triangle Community Foundation
NC Education Lottery
NC State University College of Education
Paradox Consulting Partners
Pierce Group Benefits
York Properties/McDonald York Building Company
Jill Staton Bullard
Cris & Mike Charbonneau
Donna Newman Day
Hardin Engelhardt & Ron Wilder
The Flood Group
Leslie and Vann Taylor
In Kind Sponsors
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