WakeEd Partnership’s Annual

STARS OF EDUCATION GALA

Celebrating Wake County’s Stars of Education

October 4, 2021

5:00 – 8:00 PM | Raleigh Convention Center

Stars of Education

Gala

Stars of Education is WakeEd Partnership’s annual awards gala to celebrate and honor those who have made lasting contributions to public schools 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. This annual gala is WakeEd’s largest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds going to support our mission and award-winning programs serving local students and teachers. 

During our first ever virtual Stars of Education gala in 2020, we were 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. Six outstanding Wake County educators, alumni, and community leaders were also 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.

We’re looking forward to celebrating in-person this year at Stars of Education on October 4, 2021. Stay tuned for more event information and announcements.

Stars of Education

Awards

WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SUMMER 2021

Robert E. Bridges Lifetime Achievement Award

The Robert E. Bridges Lifetime Achievement award is the highest honor given by WakeEd. This award is given to an individual who has dedicated their life to improving and creating an unmatched impact on public education. Learn More

Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award

The Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award is given to someone who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to public education and shares the personal qualities of the late Senator Vernon Malone, who passed away in 2009. Learn More

Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame

The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Hall of Fame honors outstanding educators, alumni and community leaders who through their lives have either deeply impacted WCPSS or, as an alumnus, dramatically added to the quality of life in our city, state or nation. Learn More

Stars of Education

Event Sponsors

Event sponsorships are now open for Stars of Education 2021. Click here to view our sponsorship levels and benefits.

Presenting Sponsor

Robert E. Bridges Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsor

Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award Sponsor

Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame Sponsor

Stars Among Us Sponsors

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Reception Sponsor

Registration Sponsor

Print Sponsor

Community Partner Sponsors

Table Sponsors

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